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Spillt Hires Ryan Summers and Brian Eloe

Multi-disciplinary studio adds motion design and live-action specialists to creative team known for work with brands including CNN, Discovery, Food Network, ESPN, and Netflix.

Motion design and animation studio Spillt has added motion design specialist Ryan Summers and live-action specialist Brian Eloe to its creative team known for work on major brands including CNN, Discovery, Food Network, ESPN, and Netflix.

Hailing from Imaginary Forces, Digital Kitchen, and the School of Motion, Summers has worked with industry icons such as Guillermo Del Toro and JJ Abrams. His credits include title sequences for The Pacific Rim and Person of Interest, as well as creative direction for clients, including Mercedes Benz Stadium, Warner Bros, Starbucks, Pokémon, and Google.

“Beyond the fact that both of these guys are straight-up great people to work with (the No. 1 mandatory attribute, IMO), their unique skills and innately curious mindsets truly complement our process,” shared Ed Rhine, Spillt’s owner and Executive Creative Director. “Plus, clients love them! There's nothing better than being able to bond and talk with a client because you then become not just a vendor, but rather a partner.”

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“I've been searching for a team to partner with that would let me leverage my experience but also fuel my curiosity. It's been a long search!” said Summers. “The humanity in which Ed approaches both clients and his staff is something I've wanted my entire career – and with his leadership and the team that's been assembled, everything is possible.”

An award-winning content marketing veteran, Eloe has spent the last 10 years honing his craft as a live-action director with previous posts including creative, directorial, and editorial work for 2C Creative, Impossible, and Starz. Some of his most notable campaigns include the season launches of CMT’s series Nashville, Paramount Network’s Bar Rescue, HBO’s national commercial Mayweather v. Pacquiao, and network integrations for brands including Carl’s Jr., Dunkin’ Donuts, Campbell’s Soup, Bank of America and MillerCoors.

“I had actually worked with Ed and Kate years ago at Impossible, so when the opportunity arose to ‘get the band back together,’ I jumped at it,” noted Eloe. “To work with them again was certainly the No. 1 draw, but I also seized the opportunity to enrich an already formidable studio, making live-action – in all forms – a more regular expectation of Spillt instead of an outlier.”

Source: Spillt

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.