Directing duo WATTS make Stink their home for global representation

Stink Films welcomes the multidisciplinary megaforce WATTS to their US roster


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Los Angeles, United States
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Tripp and Jenna Watt are a husband and wife directing duo hailing from South Africa and Nashville Tennessee, respectively. Combining wild imagination with impeccable craft and technical knowledge, WATTS create effortlessly flamboyant film experiences that are impossible to forget. The two have built an impressive portfolio which includes “Dream Home”, a fun, fast and fantastical spot for Barclays, a multimedia 2D live action love letter to McDonald's Big Mac, and most recently, “Pass the Spark” for The Sims, a wildly imaginative short-film stacked with complex camera work and bursting with infectious flare.

While they are most known for their color-packed, high energy work, it’s their background in miniatures, animation, and technical knowledge of the craft that has played a key role in their success. As early adopters of Virtual Production, WATTS are developing highly sought-after skills in the world of LED Volumes. In utilizing this approach, they are able to maximize the creative capabilities of filmmaking without added costs or time and provide clients with 3D rendered pre-visualizations of the entire ad before it's even shot.

WATTS first met in high school where the two began making stop-motion videos together. Their love for the craft eventually led them to Los Angeles where they landed jobs at global creative powerhouse, Buck, before setting out on their own. Their curated style and aesthetic is propelled by their drive to tell stories in a way that stands out. To keep their work fresh and unique, the two have amassed an ever-growing network of trusted animators who they work with based on each project. One example of this is especially apparent in their spot, “Just Dance” for Nintendo Switch, in which they brought on a collective of animators and utilized each artists’ individual style to create multiple worlds making it impossible to look away.

WATTS, Directors, Stink Films: “We are both excited to join the Stink global team. We've always joked that we've felt like our backs are together with our knives out, just the two of us fighting to navigate how we fit into the industry. Once we started working with Stink, it felt like we had a home that cared about the craft and the art of the job as much as we do.....and we care too much.”

Daniel Bergmann, Stink Founder and President: WATTS continuously create fresh and imaginative pieces unlike anything I’ve seen before. They understand advertising well and know how to work with creatives to elevate an idea and make a brand stand out. These things together will lead to a long successful career.

Blake Powell, Stink Global Head of Film adds: “Jenna and Tripp are a joy to work with and their work brings joy. I can't wait to see what inventive and fantastical world they create next.” 

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