Revolver, an Amsterdam based production house, has expanded its roster of artists with the addition of four new director signings. The signed directors - Marko Roth, Joppe Rog, Malin Ingrid and Ian Derry, join the roster with an impressive repertoire of work behind them in both the commercial and independent film arenas. The announcement coincides with the launch of Revolver’s new website.
Known for their work in independent film and advertising, the new signings follow the company’s emphasis on operating at the intersection where branded content and independent film meet. The company’s decision to sign these new talents signals a continued focus on developing thought-provoking films, series and digital minded content with a commitment to create stories that matter and that are culturally rooted. An example of this is Revolver’s latest documentary ‘Too Beautiful’, the portrayal of the struggle of a female Cuban boxer for her right to fight. Made in collaboration with adidas, it screened at dozens of international festivals before being acquired by HBO Max.
According to Revolver Executive Producer Raymond van der Kaaij, “Through their work, these four directors have proven that they have the rare ability and talent needed to operate seamlessly across independent film and advertising. We are already working on developing a full-length branded documentary with Marko, and a wide range of outside -of -the box projects, with all of our artists.”
“These four directors represent the core of our mission: to continue to give a voice and provide a platform for those who have a powerful story to tell. Our goal is to have an even greater emphasis on the development of our talented artists moving forward. This means fostering new ideas for both the emerging and established artists we work with internationally.”
Revolver’s award-winning productions have been recognized globally by the likes of Sundance, Berlinale, DocFest Munich and dozens of other international festivals, and has taken home prestigious awards such as an Audience Award at Sundance.
Award winning filmmaker Marko Roth is a director with a genuinely global perspective. His work effortlessly blends cinematic beauty with authentic portraiture. As an explorer of culture and humanity, Marko is making a strong name for himself as a unique observer of people and places. His strong sense for storytelling has won him multiple awards including Gold at Clio and Ciclope, silver at the New York Festivals and a shortlisting at the CANNES YDA for his powerful film ‘Kherou’. With commissions for some of the most well-known brands including Mercedes, Amazon and National Geographic, this is only the beginning for this budding director.
Joppe Rog is an award-winning director who has been making documentaries, commercials, and branded content for over 10 years. He is renowned for his honest documentary approach and is quickly becoming known for his non-fiction, cinematic style. Joppe’s work has appeared in major publications including i-D and Dazed & Confused. His artistic versatility has seen him become a regular contributor for Nowness, and Magnum Photos where he’s worked with well-known photographers such as Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden and Susan Meiselas to name a few. Joppe’s work has not only been featured in the New York Times, but he has been directly commissioned for multiple projects including films for Alessandro Michele, Donatella Versace and Rick Owens, and calls major brands, Nike, Ray-Ban and Vogue as clients. Joppe currently lives in NYC, a recent move to pursue his independent film and directing endeavours. We welcome his breadth of experience and love for the craft to our team.
Malin Ingrid is one of the most exciting emerging Swedish directors with roots in art direction and still photography. Her range of style is versatile with highly curated, stylised images to poetic intimate moments. Through her work, you can sense her understanding of colour and composition, with a sense of whimsical.
Malin has been shortlisted for the Young Director Award in Cannes, in the category Changing the world frame by frame. Her latest music video for José González premiered on Pitchfork and her work for the Swedish Nation Agency for Education made the best performing spot on Youtube. She has directed several films for Happy Socks, including one with Macaulay Culkin.
Recently transitioning from a prolific career in photography to filmmaking, Ian Derry is a true multi-disciplinary artist who brings his keen photographic eye to his filmmaking. His stunning short film ‘ Johanna’ was screened as part of the 2017 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase, picked up both D&AD and Grierson nominations and won GOLD at the Kinsale Sharks for Best Doco Short Film. He’s since directed campaigns for brands including Nike, Nicorette, Seat, Microsoft, Johnnie Walker, Versace, Hugo Boss and Fitbit.