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Hannah Bellil Named Global Head of Stink Rising


International executive producer leaves Rankin to run global creative network

Hannah Bellil Named Global Head of Stink Rising

The independent global production network Stink Films, announced today Hannah Bellil’s appointment as global head of Stink Rising. Joining from RANKIN, where she worked as an executive producer and previously PRETTYBIRD, Hannah will take the helm of the two-year-old division that nurtures an international roster of up and coming directors and photographers.

British Hannahl began her career in Melbourne, Australia as an events and PR manager, festival producer and fashion editor. She cut her production teeth in 2014, since producing international work across the US, Japan, South Africa, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Canada, Iceland, Australia with top tier advertising agencies, creative & digital agencies, record labels and direct to brand. In 2017 she moved back to the UK and accepted the full-time role of Producer at PRETTYBIRD. After nearly four years with the production house, Hannah joined the creative agency RANKIN as an executive producer within their creative agency and also headed up the in-house production company and talent roster, The Graft. Her efforts have been duly recognised, named within Pitch 100 Women 2019, her work has received many festival wins and nominations during the course of her career including Raindance, Shot's, ARIA’s, Kinsale, MVA’s, London Fashion Film Festival, Australian International Fashion Film Festival & Berlin Fashion Film Festival. Hannah has worked with some of the biggest and most recognised brands; Burberry, Gucci, FarFetch, VSCO, H&M, The Bodyshop, Disney, NIKE, NHS, Ebay, Charles Jeffrey, SHOWstudio, GQ, Nowness and Dazed, to name a few.

Hannah Bellil, global head of Stink Rising, Stink Films said: “I’m very excited to continue the Stink Rising legacy, to make and break the best talent our industry has seen, pushing the bar, driving excellence and nurturing fresh and visionary creative executions. The global network we have on offer is a perfect climate for directors to flourish and my expansive network in arts, fashion and culture is a perfect synergy to compliment the department's music video heritage. Buckle up!” 

Since its launch in 2018 Stink Rising has had an unprecedented success. The first mandate ’to introduce exciting and innovative directors to the advertising market’ has evidently been fulfilled, with directors Douglas Bernadt, Matilda Finn, Felix Brady and Eoin Glaister gaining notoriety globally. Across the Rising roster there have been a plethora of awards, from MVA best director (Matilda Finn) to D&AD Pencils, Shots Awards, Creative Circle and YDA nominations and wins. Stink Films was awarded most creative production company in this years Circle awards, and Rising gained silver in best production at the YDAs this year.

As global head, Hannah will be responsible for the global strategic oversight of Stink Rising, driving excellence, growth, whilst identifying and nurturing talent across the network; helping them and their production team to create exciting and progressive work. With an eye for talent and a drive to support, Hannah brings not only a wealth of experience but additionally exciting prospects to Stink Rising and it’s roster.

“We’re thrilled to welcome Hannah to the Stink family. She joins us at a very exciting time for Rising, as we move into phase two of its growth and development.” said Blake Powell, global head of Film. Stink Films. Blake added: “She’s all about the creative and talent management, the two main driving forces at Stink, so we couldn’t be more delighted to bring her on board.“

Hannah’s appointment is immediate. Based out of Stink Films London, she will report directly into global head of talent, Blake Powell.

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Stink Films, Wed, 19 Aug 2020 10:50:09 GMT