Voyager Signs Director Brent Foster for Exclusive U.S. Commercial Representation and Expands Production Staff
Brooklyn-based commercial production company Voyager looks to the horizon with the signing of Canadian dynamic and visually-driven director Brent Foster for his first exclusive U.S. commercial representation, and the expansion of its production staff in the hiring of production manager, Meliz Yilmaz.
“It’s with great pride and excitement that we welcome Meliz, our favourite production manager from ATL, to our production team here in New York,” said EP, Andrew Hutcheson. “Endlessly curious and masterfully organised, she’s someone who enriches every project she touches, making sure the experience is as good for the PAs as it is for the clients.”
Brent directs films that often seamlessly marries real people and authentic performances with beautifully art-directed visual effects that yield what feels like radically human work. Currently living in Toronto, he cut his teeth as a photojournalist, where he first developed a love for the moving image while at the Los Angeles Times before freelancing across India for the New York Times and others.
It’s this wide breadth of experience in photojournalism and documentary filmmaking that informs Brent's deeply human approach to directing. His work is grounded in authentic performances, defined by carefully considered cinematography and often enriched by the finely crafted use of visual effects to create work that is polished and genuine.
Charles Frank, director and Voyager co-founder, commented: “Brent has an undeniable gift for finding the cinematic humanity in everything he directs, whether it be meticulously detailed VFX-driven productions or intimate real people shoots. As a fellow director, I am in awe of Brent's vision and look forward to working alongside such a kind soul."
“The thing I love most about Voyager, and this is true of the other rosters I’m on around the world too, is that it is a tight-knit community of collaborators,” added Brent. “It’s one in which we all check our egos at the door, bounce ideas off each other, nurture and help each other grow. It’s the perfect fit for me in the U.S. market, and I can’t wait to see what we can do together.”
“I’m so immensely proud of our team and the way we’ve been able to grow during such a challenging year,” concluded Andrew. “We’ve had to evolve the way we work just like everyone else, but we’ve been able to do so in a way that’s pushed us forward, and I couldn’t be more excited to expand our team or more excited about our next chapter.”
Foster’s clients include Canada Life, Chevy, Huawei, McDonald’s, Prince Edward Island, Nature Valley and more. And his work has won numerous awards including a Silver for New Director of the Year at the Shots Awards, and has been shortlisted numerous times for the Young Directors Award at Cannes and the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase. He is also represented in Canada by visual storytelling director Mark Zibert’s Scouts Honour, and Spindle in the United Kingdom.
Click here to view Brent's reel.