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Zero 2 Sixty has Signed Director Munier SharrieffPrior to joining 0:2:60, Munier Sharrieff directed, from February 2004 to October 2005 (October 31, 2005)
Director Munier Sharrieff has signed with the New York-based commercial production company Zero 2 Sixty (0:2:60) for exclusive commercial representation, it was announced today by President/Executive Producer Doug Robbins.
On joining 0:2:60 Munier Sharrieff said, “Doug and I have worked together on a number of commercial projects over the years when I was on the agency side. This business is all about trust and he is a great guy, a real straight shooter. Besides which, he was like the Godfather and made me an offer I simply could not refuse.”
Prior to joining 0:2:60, Munier Sharrieff directed, from February 2004 to October 2005, numerous commercial spots for Tyson, McDonalds, Sears, Mazda and Toyota, through Fabrication Films (Hollywood, CA).
Before directing his first spots, Sharrieff earned a reputation for his skills as a Creative Director and Art Director. From 1998-2004 he was a member of the creative team at Burrell Communications (Chicago). He initially joined the company as an Art Director and quickly rose through the ranks to become an agency Creative Director. At Burrell Sharrieff worked on campaigns for McDonald’s, Adidas, Verizon, Sprite, Coca-Cola, Sears and Toyota, among others.
However, it was in the mailroom at Leo Burnett (Chicago, IL) that Sharrieff began his career in advertising. In 1994, he joined Burnett and was soon recruited into the Associates program. In short order he became an agency Art Director, working primarily on Reebok and Kellogg’s campaigns. He remained with the agency for four years.
In his free time Munier Sharrieff co-wrote and directed the 15 minute short, Versus, which, in 2001, made the rounds of the film festivals and earned him a great deal of attention and an agent for feature direction. A comic book collector and avid fan for years, Sharrieff was co-creator of the DC Comics Battle Chasers which has been optioned for a film by 20th Century Fox.
Munier Sharrieff joins a creative 0:2:60 directorial team which currently includes Mark Claywell (storyteller/dialogue/contemporary visuals), Robert Mowen (effects oriented and Glen Owen (situational comedy/broad-based humor/people), and Thor Raxlen (storytelling and visual effects) all of whom are represented in the Midwest by Maureen Butler and in New York by John Naitove.
Munier Sharrieff, 38, is married and currently makes his home in Chicago.
0:2:60 is headquartered at 121 West 27th Street, New York, NY 10001. For further information about the 0:2:60 directorial team, contact Executive Producer Doug Robbins, Phone (212) 807-7123, FAX (212) 807-0427, or email [email protected]. 0:2:60 is represented in the Midwest by Maureen Butler, (312) 320-6027 or [email protected] and in New York by John Naitove (212) 633-6211 or [email protected]. Check out their website at www.0260.com.
0:2:60 directors are also available through Comotion Films, 951 Edgewood Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30307. Contact Executive Producer Sheryl Myers at (404) 688-3800, fax (404) 688-3900; Email: [email protected]; website www.comotionfilms.com
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