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Saville Productions Signs Director Amon

Acclaimed Brazilian director signed for exclusive, North American commercial work (May 06, 2005)

Acclaimed Brazilian director Amon joins Saville Productions

Acclaimed Brazilian director Amon joins Saville Productions

Saville Productions, an international commercial production house based in Beverly Hills, CA, and New York, has signed acclaimed Brazilian director Amon on an exclusive, North American basis, for TV commercial work. Saville is world renowned for its strong relationships with numerous Oscar-winning and top feature-film directors. The announcement was made today by Rupert Maconick, CEO of Saville Productions.

About Amon
Amon, who recently shot a Colgate campaign for the ?Max Fresh product through Saville Productions for Y&R in New York with Jacques Borris, Global Creative Director, and Olivier Gauriat, Global Executive Producer, is one of the most known and awarded directors in Latin America. Born in Porta Alegre, Brazil, in 1960, Amon finished high school in the USA where he got started in photography. Amon started his professional life as a stills photographer while shooting super-8 low budget films which won numerous awards in Brazil in local film festivals.

Basing himself in Sao Paulo, Amon started working in larger formats and directed his first feature film, ?Aqueles Dois. Soon after, Amon started working in commercials, initially as a Director of Photography, and then soon started directing commercials with strong visual appeal.

The strong partnership he developed with the most talented creative professionals in Brazil resulted in an outstanding reel, which has won and continues to win numerous international awards. He has shot in the USA, Europe and throughout South America. Amon is known as a perfectionist working with true passion in every phase of the process, having been responsible for some of the most memorable ads-- and those with the greatest recall-- in Brazil. Amons campaigns for Brahma Beer with the turtle is one of the most successful campaigns ever in Brazil.

Amons work is rich in narrative, humanity and human emotion and he excels at CG FXs. Equally at home with comedy, or lyrical images that convey wonderful human emotions as with all the complexities of a special effects shoot. His collaborations with leading agencies such as Almap/BBDO are excellent, and he has been responsible for directing many of their award-winning campaigns. Amon has been chosen by Ojo De Ibero America as the Best Commercial Director for the last three years.

Amons awards include: Gunn Report 6th Most Awared Director in 2001; Gunn Report 17th most awarded Directed in 2003; Cannes Nine Lions including one Gold Lion; Cannes 2003 Bronze Lion Title: Storm (Client: Arno,) Cannes 2002 Bronze Lion Title: Vertical (Client: Fiat;) Cannes 2001 Bronze Lion Title: Factory (Client: Cia;) Cannes 2001 Bronze Lion Title: Eyes (Client: Mata Atlantica.)

About Saville Productions
Founded in l994, Saville Productions is a leading producer of international television commercials for the global marketplace. In addition to its headquarters in Beverly Hills and New York, Saville Productions also has an office in London. The company is renowned for its strong relationships with numerous Oscar-winning and enormously-successful feature film directors.

In the past, some of Savilles international television commercials have included:

* Global De Beers campaign for JWT NYC with Stephen Daldry (The Hours, Billy
Elliott) directing.
* Capital One, Nissan, Pepsi and Nikon campaigns directed by Simon West (Con
Air, Tomb Raider);
* Coke and Degree campaigns directed by Bryan Singer (Usual Suspects, X2)
* Major celebrity campaigns with Penelope Cruz, Ricky Martin, Liv Tyler and
Rachel Leigh Cook;
* A global Saab campaign directed by Luc Besson;
* Motorola and Heineken spots directed by Oliver Stone;

Rupert Maconick, CEO, is based in Saville's corporate headquarters in Beverly Hills, CA, and Johnny Doran, Executive Producer, is based at the companys New York office. The main phone number is 310/828-1478, the email address is: [email protected], and the company's web address is:

Saville Productions is repped in the United States by Robin Fried and Richard Fink at R2 on the East Coast, Keith Quinn, Lie, Cheat & Steal, West Coast, and Richard Miller, Richard Miller & Associates, in the Mid West.


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