(New York, NY--June 11, 2015) Production collective th1ng Group
(pronounced ‘thing one’) announced today it signed award-winning Stockholm-based directorial group, Happycamper
for U.S. Representation.
Happycamper, known for animation and integrated live action/animation, was recently acquired by award winning animation studio Magoo
, and now consists of President and Executive Producer, Anders Tornquist, Head Director, Andrés Rosas Hott, and Henrik Jernberg, executive producer of Magoo, who will liaise between the two groups. According to Anders Tornquist, “with this arrangement in place Happycamper can utilize the resources of Magoo and th1ng to work effectively and efficiently in the US Market”.
The group is known for creating characters and concepts for brands that resonate with a global audience, including a series of spots for China Mobile
that earned them nominations at Cannes and the Film Craft Lions, a piece for RWE
, which won them bronze at both the LIA and Epica awards, and a commercial for the globally recognized superstore Ikea
. Director Andrés, will curate an eventual collective of artists and directors, some of who are already in talks with the group. Parent company Magoo 3D Studios has won numerous awards, including a Cannes Lions Grand Prix for best commercial.
“Bill Hewes and I are delighted to welcome Happycamper to the th1ng group in the USA. Their creative approach to a wide range of briefs is inspiring and adds another dimension to our highly talented roster in the US marketplace,“ said th1ng Executive Producer and Founder, Dominic Buttimore.
Th1ng and related companies are represented through Minerva, Content (Mary Knox and Shuana Seresin) on the east coast, Hilly Reps in the Midwest and Saarinen & Pico in the west.
Production company th1ng Corp Ltd. based in London, New York and Stockholm is comprised of th1ng for animation, graphics, and mixed media, th2ng for live action and content, Film Club, a group of young award winning animation film makers, Plaything for digital media, and design/broadcast division, Flux. The studio was founded by Dominic Buttimore in 2003 and has become the exclusive home to a host of internationally recognized directors and designers. Collaboration is at the heart of the company with creative talent from each division working separately and often together to combine their imaginations and skills and create award winning commercials, content, design, music videos, main titles, print and digital content.
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