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 is a director specializing in documentary and branded content. She has directed long-form documentaries for CNN and HBO Sports, and short-form projects for Leo Burnett, Warner Bros, Disney and Universal. She has been a creative partner on projects featuring artists Rihanna, Michael Jackson, Dave Matthews Band, Shakira, Ne-Yo and Becky G., and in the world of sports featuring Mike Tomlin and Kevin Harvick.
Whether working with high-profile talent or everyday people, she focuses on the human element in storytelling. She comes from a wide background of creative roles - from directing to camera to post production - which makes her a nimble storyteller and collaborator.
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. Lady Valor is a 2015 NAMIC Vision Awards nominee, was accepted into the 2014 SXSW Film Festival and Toronto’s prestigious Hot Docs Festival. On the marketing side she supervised 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.
CNN, Disney, Sony Pictures, Univision, ABC, Fuse TV, MTV are part of my list of clients. Peter Berg’s Film 45 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.