Richie Shazam Signs to m ss ng p eces’ Directing Roster

Production company m ss ng p eces today announced the addition of Richie Shazam to the company’s directorial roster. This marks Shazam’s first representation as a director in the advertising and branded content space.

Shazam caught m ss ng p eces’ attention when Tribeca Studios produced their directorial debut, the documentary short film “Savitree” for Converse. Premiering during the Tribeca Festival at a standing-room-only event, the first-person narrative is inspired by Shazam’s personal history, the loss of their mother, and their found family who is the inspiration to live a life full of creativity.

Shazam is a visionary artist, photographer, and filmmaker who uses their artistic platform to rewrite fashion and beauty standards and to raise awareness on queer issues. Their artistic approach investigates subversive radical queer ideologies by deconstructing antiquated notions of gender identity through photography and video – harmoniously working between fashion and art to dismantle preconceived notions of beauty through the act of storytelling. As a model, Shazam is signed with IMG Models and has walked runways in cities across the world. Their photography has been featured in major publications including Interview and Vogue. Their book Shazam was released in 2023, with a foreword by Julia Fox.

“Directing my first film with the team at m ss ng p eces and Tribeca was truly eye opening for me as an artist,” said Shazam. “Creating advertising and branded stories is such an opportunity to bring my point of view to a huge audience and collaborate with other incredible creatives. I can’t wait to get started.”

“Richie is the vanguard of image making – from their own personal presentation, to their photography and creative direction, their work is intimate, fearless, and emotionally resonant,” said Kate Oppenheim, Managing Partner at m ss ng p eces. “We loved collaborating with Richie on the Converse project and have stayed in touch ever since. We’re thrilled to have them officially join our roster and look forward to seeing the impact their bold vision will have in advertising and culture for years to come.”

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About m ss ng p eces
m ss ng p eces, a part of Tribeca Enterprises, is the new wave production and entertainment partner for content and immersive experiences that inspire culture. As the industry shifts and evolves through new mediums and new demands, we bring the missing pieces to the table to make content and immersive experiences with diverse creatives across storytelling, technology, and physical experiences – all supported by world-class integrated production. With offices in NY & LA, we produce globally recognized work for agencies, brands, and studios, and have been named to the Ad Age Production Company A-List every year since 2015.

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