Dec. 21, 2006 – LA-Based Production Company Signs Two Veterans With Global Appeal
LOS ANGELES, CA – Joe Blow Films,the production company founded by Executive Producer Joe Piccirillo,has added veteran award-winning international directors Dick Buckleyand Stanleyto their creative roster. The company also represents directors GeoffreyMadeja, Scott Randall and Anibal Suarez.
“I’m proud to welcome both Dick and Stanley to Joe Blow Films,” said Piccirillo.”They’re a perfect fit for us. As we grow the company it’s important thatwe maintain a boutique mindset. We want to keep things small so each directorfills an important niche.”
Perhaps best known for his 1997 Tabasco spot “Mosquito,”which broke during the Super Bowl and went on to earn him a Gold Lion thatyear, Buckley comes to Joe Blow Films following an extensive freelance careerthat led to establishing himself as one of the most sought after filmmakersthroughout Europe and Asia, as well as in the US. Buckley began his careeras a director at Los Angeles-based Squeak Pictures, a company he helped launch.Later he joined by Coppos Films, Los Angeles. In addition to his quirky comedyand stunning visuals, Buckley is also known for his diverse kids work.
For Buckley, joining Joe Blow Films represents an exciting opportunity toreintroduce himself to the US creative community in a bold way with a companythat he’s comfortable with. ” I have ‘dated’ many companies but for one reasonor another it never worked out,” said Buckley. “After years of being on myown I think I’ve finally learned the value of creating lasting relationshipswith agencies, clients and smart production companies like Joe Blow Films.Plus, I’m a big fan of Anibal Suarez’s work and am proud to be on the sameroster as him.”
Buckley’s current showreel includes spots for LG, Samsung, and Simplus.
Born in Buenos Aires, Stanley has essentially spent his entire professionallife in advertising. He began his career as an agency creative at the tenderage of 18 at J. Walter Thompson, Argentina. From there he moved to New Yorkto study filmmaking at New York University. Following graduation, he returnedto Latin America to become Creative Director of Leo Burnett, Colombia. Hiscommercial directorial debut, a spot for Chiclets gum, won a Clio.
In 1993 he launched Stanley Films.Net, with offices in Chile, the DominicanRepublic, Costa Rica and Venezuela and has since become one of the most in-demanddirectors working in Latin America. Specializing in fashion and youth/lifestylespots, Stanley’s work has been honored by the Clios and the New York Festival.He is also a three-time finalist at Cannes.
In addition, Stanley’s 1995 music video “Ella Usó Mi CabezaComo Un Revolver” for the acclaimed Argentina-based Soda Stereo won anMTV Video Music Award and his first feature film, the 2000 thriller “Monoscon Navaja”, has been screened at numerous international festivals.
For Stanley, whose current showreel includes international spots for CanadaDry, SAB MIller, Samsung, Ripley, joining Joe Blow Films provides him strongrepresentation in the US for both English and Hispanic work.
“I have had a marvelous experience in the US Hispanic market and felt itwas time for my work to reach the whole US market,” said Stanley. “Joe BlowFilms has great reputation and I believe is the perfect launching pad forme. I trust and admire their professionalism, talent and I truly feel theycan deliver.”
About Joe Blow Films:
Based in Los Angeles, CA, Joe BlowFilms (http://www.joeblowfilms.com) was founded in 2002 by director-turned-Executive Producer Joe Piccirillo,and features the talents of directors Dick Buckley, Stanley, Geoffrey Madeja,Scott Randall and Anibal Suarez. For more information contact Joe Piccirilloat firstname.lastname@example.org.
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