Amsterdam production company, Revolver, has launched into 2021 with a new website and four new directors. Marko Roth, Joppe Rog, Malin Ingrid and Ian Derry have joined the roster.
All four new signings are known for their work in independent film and advertising and follow the company’s emphasis on operating at the intersection where branded content and independent film meet. The company aims to continue to focus on producing thought-provoking films, series and digital minded content, telling stories that matter and that are culturally rooted.
Revolver’s latest documentary, Too Beautiful, portrays 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.
Revolver executive producer, Raymond van der Kaaij, commented, “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-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.”
The new directors are:
Marko Roth: Roth’s work blends cinematic beauty with authentic portraiture. He is an explorer of culture and humanity and has made a name for himself as a unique observer of people and places. His strong sense for storytelling has won him many awards, including Gold at Clio and Ciclope, silver at the New York Festivals and a shortlisting at the Cannes YDA for his film, Kherou. The budding director has already worked with well-known brands such as Mercedes, Amazon and National Geographic.
Joppe Rog: Rog has been making documentaries, commercials, and branded content for over 10 years. He is applauded for his honest documentary approach and is quickly becoming known for his non-fiction, cinematic style. His work has appeared in major publications including i-D and Dazed & Confused and is a regular contributor for Nowness, and Magnum Photos where he has worked with photographers such as Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden and Susan Meiselas. Rog’s work has been featured in the New York Times and has been commissioned to direct films for Alessandro Michele, Donatella Versace and Rick Owens, Nike, Ray-Ban and Vogue. He has recently moved to NYC.
Malin Ingrid Johansson. Johansson is an exciting emerging Swedish director with roots in art direction and still photography. Her range of style is versatile with highly curated, stylised images and poetic intimate moments. Her palpable understanding of colour and composition is infused with a sense of whimsical. Johansson 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 National Agency for Education made the best performing spot on YouTube. She has directed several films for Happy Socks, including one with Macaulay Culkin.
Ian Derry. Derry moved into filmmaking recently from photography. He is a true multi-disciplinary artist who brings his keen photographic eye to his filmmaking. His short film, Johanna, was screened as part of the 2017 Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase, and picked up both D&AD and Grierson nominations as well as winning GOLD at the Kinsale Sharks for Best Doco Short Film. He has since directed campaigns for brands including Nike, Nicorette, Seat, Microsoft, Johnnie Walker, Versace, Hugo Boss and Fitbit.