Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:07:06 GMT
Bicoastal Station Film welcomes director Sarah Chatfield to the roster for commercial representation in the U.S.
A dynamic visual storyteller inspired by both classic and modern fashion photography and film, Chatfield’s work embodies polished glamour and raw cinematic naturalism.
Her style shines through in commercials for adidas, Credit Suisse, Nike and Huawei, and fashion films for YSL and Eudon Choi which have screened in museums and galleries worldwide and been featured in publications such as Vogue, iD and Dazed & Confused.
The news was announced today by Stephen Orent, Managing Partner, Station Film.
“We were drawn immediately to the visual style and production value of Sarah’s work,” Orent says. “She has really mastered the art of creating short-form cinematic stories and her unique voice is a perfect complement to our roster.”
Caroline Gibney, Station Film Partner/Executive Producer, adds, “We love what Sarah does. She has the ability to create worlds that are immense and full of excitement, while capturing a singular humanistic point of view. She's talented, and she's passionate, and will fit right in here at Station.”
“Station has a really strong reputation in the industry and a great track record creating compelling and exciting work,” Chatfield comments. “I felt an instant connection with Steve, Caroline and the team. They have a family vibe I’m really drawn to in a company, with directors who have been with them for years. I’m really excited to be joining their talented roster.”
Chatfield’s films are atmospheric and energetic, and no matter the medium, no detail is overlooked. “I love the craft of filmmaking,” she says. “Every single aspect: Framing, lenses, production design, wardrobe, sound, editing, light and colour. Everything that appears within that frame to tell the story is important to me. I enjoy experimenting with unusual combinations, like an unexpected sound heightening a particular moment of a light coming through frame that you wouldn’t expect. Sometimes it’s the subconscious things that create the real magic.”
Chatfield grew up in a tiny village in the south of England. She studied art, film and television in college, then rose up the production ranks working in the camera and lighting departments, eventually lensing a number of short films before directing music videos. She first had audiences taking notice with her Tom and Jerry-like music video for Lily Allen’s “Alfie, ” a 2007 UK MVA winner for Best New Director and Best Pop Video.
She explains, “For me it’s all about taking a story or an experience that we recognise in our everyday lives, and showing it to the audience in a new way—a heightened visual, emotional and/or sensory experience. I try to create a new world or parallel universe for the story that makes it unique and makes it resonate with us.view more - Hires, Wins & BusinessStation Film, Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:07:06 GMT