Click 3X is pleased to announce a dramatic expansion of its live-action division with the additions of Jonathan Yi and Simon Blake. The dynamic pair joins a roster that already includes Director/Designer/Animator Juan Delcan, Director and Visualist Mark Szumski and the comedy directing team of Josh + Vince. The team is led by Managing Director Jason Mayo, Special Consultant for Commercial Production Steve Wax, and Sr. Live-action Producer Belinda Mayne. Mary Crosse is EP of Branded Content.
“Jon and Simon are excellent additions to our Click 3X lineup, highlighting the company’s continuing commitment to talent-driven work,” noted Wax. “Our 70-person staff is stocked with creative artists who will provide extensive support on Jon and Simon’s projects. What’s exciting for me, besides working with a full roster of uniquely talented directors, is having the opportunity to participate in a company that is continually producing innovative campaigns, and working in new and exciting ways.”
Blake is best known for his conceptual mixed-media approach, which seamlessly blends a hand-made look with cutting-edge digital techniques. He has worked for major brands such as AT&T, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, Chase, Burger King and United Airlines. He has also completed a number of short films and viral videos, including Domestic Intelligence, Minotaur, World Gone Pretty for Levi’s 501, and one of the first HD films for the series Dreams (a Sony/Y&R collaboration).
Yi’s stylish “naturalism” can be seen in his extensive documentary work, which has made him highly in-demand as a director. He is renowned for his careful preparation, ability to draw subjects out of their shells, and beautiful style. His clients in the advertising world include Nike, Intel, Smirnoff, JetBlue, Microsoft, SAP, TD Ameritrade, and Schick. Outside of the ad space, Yi has been directing HBO’s award-winning series East of Main Street, and has shot projects for Twisted Sister, Poison, Daniel Johnston, Mates of State and The Locust. Shift, a film that Jonathan shot, directed and produced, has also won accolades in multiple film festivals.
The Click 3X production team has already completed 15 shoots on the recently constructed sound stage, including work for LEGO, Verizon, and American Express – to name a few. Fully equipped with audio and a RED camera, and headed by studio manager & DIT Adam Coleman, the stage has proven to be fertile ground for the company’s growing roster of live-action talent.