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Matt Ogens’ Double Swoop with New U.S. and Canadian Representation

staging.lbbonline.com, 2 years, 7 months ago

Director signs with Humble in the U.S. and Holiday Films in Canada

Matt Ogens’ Double Swoop with New U.S. and Canadian Representation

Humble today announced the addition of award-winning filmmaker and commercial director Matt Ogens to its roster. Known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined, Ogens is an impactful storyteller across platforms. He joins Humble from Tool of North America. Alongside his move to Humble, Ogens has also signed with Toronto-based Holiday Films for Canadian representation.

Ogens got his start directing long form docu-series for networks including MTV, VH1, CBS, and CNN, and earned three Emmy nominations for his work on ESPN. His feature documentary "Confessions of a Superhero" debuted at SXSW to critical acclaim and was picked up for distribution by Morgan Spurlock's documentary label. Ogens segued into commercials, working with top agencies and brands and racking up awards from The One Show, Clio, SXSW Interactive, and ADC for his "Screw*d" interactive campaign for Craftsman. He continues to work across both commercials and long form entertainment, recently directing "From Harlem with Love" for ESPN's Emmy-winning "30 for 30" series, and preparing to release his second feature documentary "Meet the Hitlers," which explores the impact of names on personal identity. His latest commercial projects include “This World” for Ford via Team Detroit and "Every Mile Matters" for Mitsubishi via 180LA.

"Advertising is changing and you have to be able to offer short form, long form, interactive content and more, and I was drawn to Humble because they’re a nimble shop that can do it all," commented Ogens. "Humble is on an incredible trajectory right now and I’m excited to be joining the company as it reaches critical mass from coast to coast. I'm also thrilled to be expanding my career into Canada with Holiday Films, which offers a distinctive and respected voice in the Canadian market. As my career evolves I’m glad to have found these shops that really mirror my values and creative goals."

"We believe wholeheartedly in Matt as a storyteller and he has all the right qualities that we look for in a director -- he's invested, hard working, and thorough," said Eric Berkowitz, Founder and Executive Producer, Humble. "We take a lot of pride in carefully curating our roster, and we're eager to have Matt on the team."