Rachel was the inaugural recipient of the Shondaland Women’s Directing Mentorship. She was named “A Filmmaker To Watch,” by Redefin, and was selected for the Commercial Director Diversity Program sponsored by the AICP. Her work as a production designer has received a Grammy nomination and an NAACP Image Award.
Esca is a passionate visual storyteller who creates breathtaking imagery while finding ways to connect with the human aspect of any story. Born in Mexico and now splitting his time between Los Angeles and Lisbon, he discovered advertising shortly after film school, and has since established himself as a sought-after director. Esca (aka Enrique Escamilla) relishes the process of collaborating with agencies and shoots regularly in Mexico, Germany, France and Spain. Esca has directed for global brands like Mcdonalds, Buchanan’s Whiskey, Vodafone, Mitsubishi and Amnesty International. With a strong track record of accolades, including twice winning Best Director at the El Ojo De Ibero-America, Esca is a true master of his craft.
FORMAT67 is one of the leading names in the automotive film industry, with roots in the German underground car scene. Since launching more than 10 years ago, it has built an international reputation as an automotive lifestyle brand that makes films about more than just automobiles themselves, but about the people who drive them and the culture that surrounds them, capturing the thrill of the open road, the excitement of high-speed driving, and the beauty of the cars themselves.
Led by director/DP Daniel Michaelis, Format67’s work pushes the boundaries of traditional car advertising to create stunning visuals and engaging stories. It has received critical acclaim and recognition from numerous film festivals, most recently winning Best Commercial at the International Motor Film Awards for a spot about the Mercedes-AMG GTC Roadster.
Digby was raised across the US, Asia, and Europe and graduated high school in Frankfurt, Germany. While there, he started working for Sony Music as an album illustrator and playing semi-professional football. Over the years, he has worked as a CG artist, graphic designer, editor, and photographer. His unique background and world view have enabled him to connect with people and bring a fresh and innovative approach to his work. He is renowned for his ability to capture emotions and tell stories that resonate with audiences on a deeper level, and his work is known for its attention to detail, strong visual storytelling, and emotive cinematography.
His passion for film and love of storytelling are evident in every project he undertakes. Digby constantly pushes himself to explore new ways of telling stories and to challenge the boundaries of traditional filmmaking. Whether he is working on a music video, a commercial, or a feature film, his goal is always to create a memorable and impactful viewing experience.
A co-founder of Baby Lion, Digby has a broad range of directorial experience that encompasses documentary, dialogue-driven performance (his award winning short film HEART’S GAMBLE), music videos, and Experiential. He has a knack for capturing real people and has also directed many celebrity actors and athletes, including Jamie Foxx, Rita Ora, Taraji P. Henson, Doug Flutie, and Mikal Bridges. Throughout his career, Digby has won numerous awards and recognition for his work. He has been featured in film festivals, and his work has been praised by audiences and industry professionals alike. Digby has created work for brands such as Unilever, Sony, ESPN, MARVEL, FOX, Verizon, Nissan, University of Michigan, Audi, Infiniti, Hasbro, 20th Century Fox, Got Milk, ABC, Jimmy John’s, & Dark Horse Comics.