Directing DUO KN+SAW Sign with the Traveling Picture Show Company


Last Updated: September 9, 2014 5:58 pm GMT
(Los Angeles, California--September 9, 2014) KN+SAW (Katrine Naleid and Stephen Austin Welch), have signed for exclusive representation with integrated production house The Traveling Picture Show Company. Let them tell your story.

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KN+SAW, a directing team specializing in lifestyle spots, has established a trademark style of connected moments composed of fresh and whimsical imagery. "We create and capture inspirational, authentic lifestyle moments. Shooting real emotion is what we are all about," says Katrine. They are naturals at collaborating with fellow creatives. As directors, KN+SAW are hands on and breathe life into their projects. “Katrine and Stephen are so unique in the way they approach each job. It’s an extremely comprehensive and very thorough process, yet so organic and collaborative as well, they are a joy to work with.” says Executive Producer John Noble. “They have a contagious energy about them, they really sell happiness.”

“The partners at TPSC match our enthusiastic work ethic and all have such great personal integrity,” says Stephen. “It’s also fantastic to be working with John Noble. Having worked extensively in the advertising industry, its remarkable that we have so many work colleagues (and friends) in common. In that respect, teaming up with TPSC feels like a homecoming. We also admire the genuine time TPSC puts into the relationship-side of the business. Like us, they have the same grounded respect for people - from creatives to crew - to cultivate the highest level of creativity.”

Kids at heart, KN+SAW have been working jointly in commercial advertising for the past 10+ years. They’ve honed their techniques, inspiring actors to reveal core emotions that register as authentic on screen. They have an approachable down-to-earth manner, which lends itself to collaborative problem solving and bringing people together. Constantly bouncing ideas off each other, they focus on the agencies’ vision and solutions flow.

From large projects to small, they handle each production with the same amount of grace and attention to detail. Recent clients include Burger King, Elmers, Walmart, Huggies and Pull-Ups, as well as a web series for long time client, Yoga Journal. In addition, they teamed up on campaigns with agencies such as Pitch, SBC Advertising, Wunderman, Ogilvy, Leo Burnett, JWT and Saatchi & Saatchi. Their work has also been featured in industry magazines such as Communication Arts, Photo District News, HOW and Print.

KN+SAW are also still photographers, combining motion and still keeps them active on sets around the globe. They understand the craft and know the technicalities of lighting. They also possess a natural instinct for how to move the camera to allow the scene evolve naturally. “Our goal is to always create smart pieces for good people. Shooting spots has brought so many wonderful, creative people into our lives. Our success is directly built from these relationships. We are thrilled about where we are headed and always excited to discover the scenes we will be directing next,” says Stephen.

About the Traveling Picture Show Company
TPSC is a director-driven content production company dedicated to cutting edge commercial, television, film, interactive and digital media production with a time-tested emphasis on putting our clients first.

Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, TPSC has quickly built a reputation for creating visually driven stories for commercials and brand identity, all in a collaborative environment. We’re creative problem solvers who let our directors take the lead with clients, bringing their combined vision and focus to each and every project.

Executive Producer/Partner and industry veteran John Noble leads the commercial production house. Click here to view our roster.

TPSC, a WBENC certified company, and its sister company, TPSC Films are underpinned by the long creative collaboration of owners Kate Bacon, Carissa Buffel, Kevin Matusow and Chris Woods. Visit us at 1531 N. Cahuenga Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028 or on the web at

TPSC is represented by MoButler Reps in the Midwest, It’s Karen! on the West Coast, Asprodites Reps in the Southeast/Southwesnd Matchmaker Media on the East Coast.


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