Anke Thommen began her career in Hamburg, Germany where she honed her production skills on commercials. As one of the major production hubs for the European market, Hamburg allowed Anke to work with Anthony Waller, Pieter Lony, Michael Cuesta, Ian Gabriel and many other successful directors, producers and ad agencies.
Michael Cuesta Jr. sparked the idea of Anke moving to the United States to improve her skills and learn more about the entertainment industry. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, she joined AFI and Roger Corman’s New Horizon, which became a springboard for many collaborations and where she worked all genres of movies. One year later Anke was fortunate to become a permanent resident in the U.S. and worked on independent features for Sony Pictures Classics, Imagine Entertainment, Buena Vista and Royal Oaks.
While she enjoyed her experience in the independent feature world, Anke developed a true passion for music videos and the fast pace of advertising. She went on to produce and oversee hundreds of music videos and commercial productions. She was fascinated with the creative liberties the short form allowed and worked with some of the most recognizable musical artists and directors in the industry – award winning projects such as “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé, “BYOB” by System Of A Down and “Hey Ya” by Outkast, to name a few.
Sandrine specializes in branded content and non-fiction work for film, broadcast and web. Her credits include Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story for CNN Films, State of Play for HBO Sports and Michael Jackson's This Is It for Columbia Pictures. Both This Is It and Lady Valor both had theatrical runs, with Lady Valor being accepted into the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and Toronto’s prestigious Hot Docs Festival. On the marketing side Sandrine ran the home video campaigns for Disney's Pirates of the Caribbean franchise for three years and worked on many other campaigns for feature films and music projects.
She has a strong storytelling approach that meshes her background in both marketing and documentary style that makes the work relevant and engaging. She has created content for sports, film and music has worked with high-profile talent both in front of and behind the camera. Sandrine has extensive creative and technical experience both in the field and in post production which allows her to seamlessly communicate between production and post teams to ensure projects are done both efficiently and at the highest level of creativity.
CNN, Disney, Sony Pictures, Univision, ABC, Fuse TV, MTV are part of Sandrine’s list of clients. Peter Berg’s Film 45 and HBO are recent production partners.
Long and short-form content from concept to finish.
Domestic and international production service.
Budgeting, crewing, permitting and filming.
Full offline and online post production services.