London and New York — th1ng Corp., the award-winning British production company, is expanding with a New York production office and studio in Soho.Â The move follows a number of recent U.S. agency generated projects for the animation, design, live action, and mixed media company.
The office is headed up by Bill Hewes, who joins th1ng from Filmtecknarna. Directors in the Filmtecknarna will now be represented by th1ng in the USA, UK and the Middle East.
th1ng Corp is a group of four companies serving different market needs.Â th1ng creates animated commercials, new media, and main title sequences. th2ng is for live action commercials.Â Film Club introduces film animation directors to ad agencies, and Flux provides broadcast design. th1ng has been active in the States for three years with major clients including Leo Burnett, Grey and Digitas.
Bill Hewes is a 15 year veteran of the industry with extensive experience in production and post-production. He was responsible for establishing Digital Kitchen in New York, and spent three years as Executive Producer of Filmtecknarna before joining th1ng. He will report to th1ng Corp.’s CEO and founder Dominic Buttimore.
Dominic Buttimore, CEO of th1ng Corp., said: “Opening here with Bill Hewes greatly increases the skills and services available to our growing client base IN THE US.Â We are delighted that Bill has brought the talent of Filmtecknarna under our US and London wings.”
Bill Hewes, executive producer of th1ng New York, said: “I am delighted to be heading th1ng’s operation in New York. The business has already made great strides here and I am relishing the opportunity to put th1ng on the map by introducing our directors to clients in advertising, film, television and creative services.”
With the opening of the New York studio, US-based clients and agencies will be able to draw exclusively upon the experience and talent of 60 directors and designers. Exclusive to the roster is Sylvain Chomet, who was nominated for the Academy AwardÂ® for Best Animated Feature 2011 for The Illusionist. Sylvain and Dominic have collaborated on commercials for over twenty years, with Sylvain directing exclusively for th1ng since its inception in 2003.
Alongside its directorial and design talent, th1ng Corp. provides production and support staff, full-time editors, creative and compositing teams to realise their advertising, promotional and branding projects.