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Hires, Wins & Business

Directors Sarah & Jorge Sign to URSUS

URSUS, 1 year, 9 months ago

The duo have worked together across productions since early 2014

Directors Sarah & Jorge Sign to URSUS

London & Paris based production company, URSUS, have bolstered their roster with the signing of directing duo Sarah & Jorge. An international team from the UK & Mexico respectively, Sarah & Jorge consist of creative director Sarah Clift whose established career across agencies such as Leo Burnett & McCann led and created step-change global campaigns and Jorge Aguilera who has directed for clients including Coco-Cola, Corona, Gatorade, Lexus & Snickers through his prod co, Madrefoca, one of the two most awarded production companies in Mexico.

The duo have worked together across productions since early 2014; their most recent commercial for Diageo whisky Buchanan’s was shot in LA and Mexico with Hollywood A Lister Chris Hemsworth and they begin their relationship with URSUS straight into production for the new year.

With a focus on combining their strengths in creative strategy and film craft, the partnership is a powerful expression of two sides of the creative sphere creating distinct and ambitious visual storytelling.

Recognition of the pair’s input and impact within the ad industry is shown in their awards and jury selection. Jorge’s work and production company have been awarded every year at the lead advertising awards of Mexico, Circulo de Oro México. In 2011 he was awarded best director. Sarah sat on the D&AD Craft jury 2015 and her work for Nestle Fitness 'Bra Cam' & Shredded Wheat 'Northern Soul' was awarded and nominated over the last year at D&AD, Shorties, Lovies, BTAA crafts, Eurobest, Webby, New York Festivals.

Exec Producer Simon Maniora says, “What a great way to start the year! We couldn’t dream of anything more exciting then to give this fresh and contemporary duo their first home in London. We've worked together since 2014 and they really tick all the boxes for us: high-end international male/female team, big and ambitious ideas, impactful visuals and brilliant in front of agencies and clients. We've gone straight into production and I really feel that 2016 will be a special year for us. Watch this space!"

To view Sarah & Jorge’s reel please go to the URSUS website here.