Havoc Content has re-launched with a brand new imaginative and prescient, a brand new model, and a brand new proprietor — Government Producer Leslie Harro. Already a well-established Associate and Government Producer at Havoc Content material, Harro has delivered on initiatives for Starbucks, Garmin, MotorTrend, NFL, AT&T, Nike and extra. Previous to Havoc, her profession spanned each the manufacturing and company sides of promoting, and included a stint in tv manufacturing at Sony.
When describing her plans for the corporate’s future, Harro doesn’t discuss with it as a manufacturing firm, however as an alternative as a content material creator — a staff of proficient people from numerous backgrounds able to crafting branded content material, tv sequence and even characteristic movies. “Havoc has all the time been on this path, however it took the slowdown of the pandemic to forge us into new territory,” notes Harro. “We took the time to refocus a few of our power in direction of creating initiatives near our coronary heart. Most of Havoc administrators both are or need to be growing narrative tales. We would like them to really feel supported in making all of their objectives come to fruition, whether or not that be in commercials or movie.”
Havoc has moved aggressively to convey onboard the expertise that may assist flip these plans into actuality.
Award-winning Director Megan G. Wells has joined the Havoc roster. Finest recognized for telling genuine and relatable human tales that engages viewers, she has crafted content material for Purple Bull, Gillette, Beneath Armour, House Depot, Google and the NBA. An plain icon within the realm of branded content material, Megan is a frequent speaker and panelist at conferences around the globe – along with sitting on the jury for 2 international media festivals. Havoc will deal with representing her on the West Coast, in Texas and the Hispanic market.
Identified for his love of vivid colours, daring digicam strikes, and good story, Director Shamiel Soni is one other new addition to the Havoc Content material roster. Soni spent greater than half his life within the movie business, working his manner up from PA to considered one of South Africa’s most sought-after business Administrators. “I used to be on a quest to discover a manufacturing firm that suited my type of creating movies,” particulars Soni. “My predominant focus was discovering an organization that valued free considering, range and was progressive. After I lastly discovered Havoc, I used to be amazed on the work. As soon as I spoke with Leslie, I knew they have been the proper match for me. I had discovered my house midway the world over.”
Director Kevin Schowengerdt’s deft contact (to not point out endurance) filming households and children comes from being the uncle of 40 kids. Actually. Identified for collaborative enjoyable on-set and lending his experience as an editor to the post-production course of, he’s a Director who places his coronary heart and creativity into every stage of a movie. His model expertise consists of Spring, Dairy Queen, New Steadiness, Garmin, Wingstop and others.
“Kevin joined the corporate simply earlier than the pandemic started. He’s a gorgeous storyteller and we’re proud to signify him,” shares Harro.
Inventive Director Robin Barrow has joined Havoc Content material to supervise the corporate’s foray into brand-direct content material. A full-stack artistic designer, his skills embody AR, VR, Interface Design, Social Integrations, and extra. Barrow has labored as a Inventive Director at BBDO, Razorfish, Publicis, and GoDaddy and former shoppers embody Netflix, Common, Mercedes Benz, Gucci, Microsoft, Smirnoff, Sony and AT&T.
“As a artistic person that focuses on purposeful mission-based initiatives, it’s refreshing to discover a tribe that shares a healthful constructive intent for the work,” shares Barrow. “Understanding Leslie personally for a decade and having the chance to return and create Havoc and mischief together with her; disrupting narratives commercially and in any other case, is an thrilling prospect.”
Havoc Content material’s new Movie and TV Departments are already arduous at work with a number of initiatives underway. Beginning with Ryan Travis, a multi Emmy Award-winning Director and likewise considered one of Havoc’s first. They’re in growth on a narrative impressed by the spirit and tenacity of real-life troopers of our Particular Forces neighborhood together with one who occurs to be Ryan’s brother.
As well as, a movie directed and produced by Carolena Villavicencio. “She has been with Havoc because the starting,” notes Harro. “She’s an unimaginable expertise. We are going to help all of her goals in turning into a filmmaker.”
One other venture is being developed with former Main League Baseball gamers Willie Bloomquist and Jason Ellison. “I grew up with each of them, and have all the time been impressed by their love for one another and baseball,” shares Harro.
Final, and definitely not least, is a tv sequence with actor Sheldon Bailey (Shameless, Recreation Shakers). “The sequence will characteristic black males dwelling their on a regular basis lives in a constructive mild. These tales should be instructed; now we have to start out seeing this in mainstream media,” declares Harro.
New gross sales representatives have additionally joined the staff: Lisa Gimenez and Deirdre Rymer Rivard of LISA G & CO and Blush Inventive Administration will signify Havoc on the West Coast, Texas, and the US Hispanic market with Nathan Skillicorn of Coronary heart, Brains & Nerve representing the corporate within the Midwest.
“We have now recognized Leslie personally for a few years, and are totally behind rising a various, woman-owned manufacturing firm, whose founder has all the time been targeted on working with and elevating administrators from a myriad of backgrounds,” notes Gimenez. “Leslie’s nice eye for expertise and her holistic method to partnering with companies and types brings a distinctly contemporary and trendy perspective to her productions,” provides Rivard. ”I met Leslie at an business occasion, and we immediately grew to become associates. We have been truly bidding in opposition to one another on a artistic venture on the time, and our discussions led to the belief that we share related objectives, views and work ethic. I imagine in her,” shares Skillicorn. “I’ve all the time revered Havoc Content material’s popularity and joyfully welcomed one other woman-owned firm to my roster.”
“We have now all the time been numerous and feminine run. Our purpose is to proceed creating content material with companies, manufacturers and studios that care about inclusivity,” declares Harro. “Popping out of the pandemic we’re in a state of gratitude, engaged on unimaginable initiatives with among the prime manufacturers and companies. Our thoughts set is to remain targeted on the imaginative and prescient, whereas having fun with the journey forward. Havoc is simply getting began.”