LightHouse Films Welcomes Tabletop Director Claire Benoist


Acclaimed Photographer-Turned Filmmaker Brings Distinctive Style To Full Service Creative Production/Post Boutique

Last Updated: April 11, 2016 8:50 pm GMT
(New York, New York--April 11, 2016) LightHouse Films, the 8-year-old full service creative production and post boutique led by Partner/Executive Producer Thibaut Estellon, has added tabletop director Claire Benoist to its roster of talent. With commercial credits that include motion and still work for Target, Coca Cola, Verizon, Nestle, Macy’s, AARP, Unilever, Benoist’s style easily lends itself to adjectives such as “youthful,” “energetic,” “colorful” and “inventive.”

Click here to see Claire Benoist’s motion reel.

“Tabletop is a perfect fit for my filmmaking style and photography background, which demands careful composition of every frame,” Benoist says. “My approach is all about capturing beautiful images that evoke and move viewers, and working with LightHouse is a natural next step for me as a visual artist.”

An in-demand photographer her work includes ads for such brands as Coca-Cola, Hershey’s, Jamba Juice, Pinkberry, Nestle, New Balance, Bloomingdales, Saks 5th Avenue; and editorial assignments for media outlets ranging from Allure and Oprah Magazine to Men’s Journal, Maxim, Entertainment Weekly, People Stylewatch, Adweek, ESPN Magazine and the New York Times.

“I come to live action with a clearly defined aesthetic,” Benoist adds. “Sharp visuals are a cornerstone of my work. I love vibrant colors, beautiful highlights and dynamic compositions, perhaps best represented in my work for Target or Verizon“.

For Estellon, the addition of Benoist to the LightHouse Films’ roster is a key creative move for the 8-year-old full service production/post studio given the ad industry’s demand for inventive tabletop directors that know how to make products looks spectacular.

“Claire brings a fresh, vibrant and youth-oriented approach to the tabletop niche,” Estellon says. “She has innate sense of elegance in the way she approaches product shots that sets her apart from others. With the increasing popularity of digital campaigns encompassing social media platforms, the demand for innovative tabletop is great. Claire’s approach is a perfect fit for this type of work, and we’re proud to have her on the LightHouse roster.”

About LightHouse Films:
LightHouse Films is a full service production company based in New York that strives to create high-end commercial, digital and branded content. They represent some of the best emerging directors in the industry who share their love of creating compelling and engaging short and long form video content for some of the leading agencies and brands in the U.S. and abroad. Click here for more info:


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