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Trio Films Adds NYC-Based Director Otis to Commercial Roster

LA-based production company Trio Films recently welcomed director Otis to its roster.

Press Release from Trio Films

Los Angeles, CA (March 30, 2011) – LA-based production company Trio Films recently welcomed director Otis to its roster. Otis joins Trio Films from The Artists Company (TAC), where he helmed spots for the past five years, and was chosen to be part of the coveted Shoot Magazine Best New Directors Showcase in 2009.

“Otis is great at directing spots that consistently drive messages of social value and we’re thrilled to have him join the Trio roster,” says Trio Films’ co-founder Taylor Ferguson. “His work spans a variety of genres, but the consistent thread that shines through is his ability to showcase beautiful authentic slices of life from both actors and non-actors alike.”

Otis is known for his distinct documentary style in commercials, PSAs and music videos that have featured both celebrities and real people. His recent work includes Neutrogena’s Skin ID campaign with Hayden Panattiere through agency Roberts + Langer, NY a campaign he was invited back to direct two years in a row, Dove’s “Movement for Self-Esteem” advocacy campaign, and the “Made in New York” campaign for the NYC Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting. Øtis graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and cut his teeth in the spot world with assistant editing and motion graphics work before landing at TAC. Starting out with music videos, Otis eventually found his calling in spot work.

“I feel as though it’s fate that I ended up at Trio,” says Øtis. “They’re such a smartly run company, and I’m excited to start working together. I love the sharp work from the other directors on Trio’s roster and feel that my style meshes really well with the company as a whole while contributing a unique visual perspective and dimension to the mix.”

Otis is currently prepping a series of short films for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to showcase how various underprivileged communities are fighting obesity and smoking. This important campaign, via Ogilvy Washington DC, is being shot in various cities across the U.S.

About Trio FilmsTrio Films is a boutique production company small enough to provide hands on involvement while offering a versatile roster of directors capable of executing the largest creative endeavors. Founders/owners Taylor Ferguson and Erin Tauscher have extensive production backgrounds and whether they’re overseeing television spots, web content or films, Trio’s attention to detail is evident in every project produced. Roster directors include Todd Field, Ramaa Mosley, Jackie Oudney, Bob Rice and James Weitz. http://www.triofilms.com.

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