Production veterans David Mitchell and Tomer DeVito have founded creative collective Wild Gift, a production company working across all formats with a highly curated roster of exceptional industry talent. Mitchell will serve as Wild Gift Managing Director, running the company’s day-to-day business, with DeVito as a collaborating EP.
A producer at Ridley Scott’s RSA Films for over two decades, Mitchell most recently served as the company’s Managing Director. He’s collaborated with many A-list directors, artists and celebrities over the years, producing high-profile global campaigns, commercials and branded content. His work includes Jake Scott’s “Gentleman’s Wager” films for Johnnie Walker andNike’s Emmy-winning commercial “Awake,” along with Tony Scott’s iconic “Beat The Devil” for BMW Films starring Clive Owen, Gary Oldman and James Brown. DeVito has a storied production background as well, coming up the ranks at RSA Films before founding independent creative boutique Native Content in 2010, where he also remains as Managing Director, managing the company’s day to day business.
Mitchell and DeVito saw founding Wild Gift as an opportunity to push one another to do what they hadn’t yet done in their collective experience. Their mission is to foster a diverse, tightly knit creative community of genuinely good people with direct access to leadership. Wild Gift’s eclectic roster so far includes award-winning film, television, commercial and music video directors Tobias Granström, Tomas Skoging, Michael Mann, Tate Taylor, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, Ewan McGregor, Duncan Jones, Kaz Firpo, DJ Caruso, Øcean Vashti Jude and Arielle Pytka.
“Our focus is on filmmakers who are not only great at their jobs, but also collaborative and passionate in their approach,” Mitchell said. “Our roster so far is a clear reflection of that, and we’ll have even more exciting news to share soon.”
“Wild Gift will genuinely be a partner to our clients,” DeVito added. “We will always deliver at a very high level creatively and collaborate to solve any challenges, like an extension of an agency’s own in-house production team.”
In addition to assuring close collaboration with brands and agencies, Wild Gift promises a spirit of teamwork. “As an MD at RSA over the last three years, helping to run their busy global business shifted my focus away from what I love most, which is producing,” Mitchell said. “Wild Gift lets me get back to working closely with talent while getting my hands dirty once again with the crew in production. Not to sound all kumbaya … but if there’s a team effort with no rigid hierarchy, you bring everyone along and they work hard and give you blood. You walk away with a fantastic product, and everyone has a good time doing it.”
DeVito concluded, “Wild Gift gives us the opportunity to combine our collective experience, relationships and access to talent. Whoever we’re working with, it’s never ‘us against them.' It’s ‘how do we collaborate together and really deliver something that’s extraordinary?’”
About Wild Gift
We’re a full-service production company specializing in branded content across all platforms. Really though, that’s probably the least interesting thing about us. Better to let you know that we’ve staffed our company with people who, in addition to being amazing, are just plain decent. If you get to know us a little better, you’ll see that we run our company consciously and considerately, making it a point to champion marginalized voices and stay firmly committed to social responsibility. And if you stick around, you’ll see that our MO is pretty simple: to treat every project like it matters, applying the same level of focus and passion regardless of scope. Because prestige projects are nice and all, but racking up bonafides is the least of our concerns. We’d rather work on stuff that inspires us, with good people who get who we are and what we do. wildgiftcontent.com