WTP Pictures Signs Director Matthias Hoene
Words by LBB
Tags: sports, automotive
Award-winning production company WTP Pictures has welcomed director Matthias Hoene to its roster of talented filmmakers. Matthias is a versatile and accomplished storyteller, renowned for his VFX prowess and world-building. His exceptional creative skills transport audiences to a world of pure enchantment, evoking deep emotions through his narratives. Additionally, the creative studio has partnered with Chiara Chung and Gunder Kehoe via CCCo. for Midwest representation, joining a roster that includes Radical Media, London Alley, Brand New School, Neighborhood Watch, Raucous, and many more. An experienced sales executive and entrepreneur, Chung boasts two decades of collaborations with global agencies and brands on award-winning work in advertising, film, and media, ranging from multi-platform brand campaigns to interactive/experiential initiatives and installations. The joint partnership demonstrates WTP’s bolstered Midwest presence on the heels of their recent comprehensive rebrand and originals division launch.
With a remarkable track record that includes numerous award-winning commercials and three successful feature films, Matthias is no stranger to working with A-list actors and has gained a reputation for coaching exceptional performances from his cast. His commercials, in particular, leave a lasting impression as he skilfully infuses them with humour and captivating storytelling. Matthias brings his extensive expertise in various film techniques to WTP Pictures such as stop motion, cell animation, miniature sets, puppetry, motion control, and CGI, among others.
Notes executive producer Susan Rued Anderson, “I’ve been watching Matthias’s career develop over the past several years and was excited when he reached out to discuss joining our roster. Matthias has vision, is collaborative, has a deep understanding of VFX and is one of those directors that rolls up his sleeves and does the work. He is passionate about the craft and I am honoured that he chose to join us at WTP Pictures.”
Adds Matthias, “For me, When it comes to crafting great commercials, I aim to stir up emotions, ignite minds, and transport people to a world of pure enchantment,” adds Matthias. What I love about the WTP roster is that it is very well-curated and bespoke. I am very serious and a perfectionist about my work, and I also treasure a family atmosphere when working with agencies and clients. WTP is run by a group of wonderful humans united in striving for creative and visual excellence and has a lovely boutique feeling. I’m thrilled to join their roster.”
After studying film at The University of the Arts London as well as Central St. Martins, Matthias made his film directing debut with the cult classic 'Cockneys vs. Zombies' in 2012, which premiered at the London FrightFest. He recently completed the thriller 'Little Bone Lodge' and directed the first season of 'Theodosia' for HBO Max. Matthias is currently developing projects like the sci-fi film 'Hela 212' and the heist thriller 'The Berliner(s).' He is also known for his visionary commercials, including two Super Bowl spots, and his impactful documentary 'Dive,' which debuted at SXSW and World Oceans Day in an effort to promote ocean conservation.