The Cortez Brothers Welcome Director Laurentius


Production and creative development company The Cortez Brothers has expanded its directorial roster with the signing of Laurentius for representation in both the US and Hispanic markets.

“It’s great to not only find, but also sign a director like Laurentius who is a young director with a very seasoned reel,” says Ed Rivero, The Cortez Brothers Executive Producer. “Everyone is always surprised when they meet him because of his youth. Imagine what he will do from this point.”

“Cortez has a particularly strong reputation for introducing directors into the US and Hispanic markets, and I love their strong work ethic and sales force culture,” says Laurentius. “Ed and Bernadette Rivero really impressed me with their philosophy, and their utter drive and commitment to promoting their directors; more importantly, I feel that they believe in the uniqueness of each director’s work.”

To view Laurentius’ reel:

A graduate of the prestigious Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany, Laurentius has made a prolific career directing spots for Nokia, Mercedes Benz, BMW, IKEA, T-Mobile and Guinness, among many others. Agencies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Publicis and Jung von Matt tap him for his special blend of creativity and artistic vision. Laurentius’ award-winning pedigree includes the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors Showcase, Junior ADC Award (Germany), Porsche Int. Student Advertising Festival (1st prize), as well as shortlist honors from Young Director Award (Cannes Lion), Firststeps Commercial and VDW.

Multilingual (speaking German, English, and some Spanish), Laurentius is an asset for international shoots, with a knack for casting and creating vivid, humorous stories with artful detail, as well as a intimate understanding of how high-end postproduction factors into his final work.

“My goal is to specialize more on emotional automotive work that is driven by human stories,” concludes Laurentius. “I want to keep making films, which are as equally exciting visually as they are emotionally. I especially love projects where people express through non-verbal communication. There's so much you can say without any words!”

About The Cortez Brothers:
The Cortez Brothers, a Los Angeles-based production and creative development company, produces a wide range of global entertainment and advertising projects, from feature films and television series to webisodes and commercials. Recent clients include AT&T, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Dodge, Ford, Home Depot, McDonald's, Toyota, Verizon, Volkswagen and Allstate.

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