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Pulse Film Partners with Samuel Guthrey for Commercial Representation

Company also slated to conduct a Cannes Lions panel in June with Oscar-winning Filmmaker James Marsh

Pulse Film Partners with Samuel Guthrey for Commercial Representation

Global content studio Pulse Films has announced a new partnership with Samuel Guthrey to represent its roster of directors in Commercial and Branded Entertainment across the Midwestern United States.  

Established by industry veterans Gay Guthrey & Rowley Samuel, Samuel Guthrey offers a new model for production talent representation.

Providing unrivalled creative solutions for commercial filmmaking, digital experience and branded entertainment, the agency is perfectly positioned to service Pulse Films’ multi-disciplinary output.

Davud Karbassioun, Global President of Commercials and Branded Entertainment: “We are extremely proud to partner with Gay and Rowley who I’ve known and admired for many years.  They have an outstanding and unrivalled reputation and will form an integral part of the Pulse Films family moving forward.  They both have a unique and inclusive in-house approach to representation which aligns with our culture and talent strategy. They offer our directors a bespoke service that ensures sales and creative are fully integrated. 

This is the continuation of a focused transition for Pulse Films in the US, where we are focused on building on the incredible momentum created in 2017 across all of our connected commercial and entertainment divisions.”

Rowley Samuel commented: “We have both been huge fans of Pulse Films for as long as they have been around and I have also known Davud for many, many years; he's an absolute production rockstar! That combination can only be great, and Gay and I couldn't be more excited to get to work with them.”

Pulse Films will also participate in a Cannes Lions panel this June with Academy Award-winning director James Marsh (THE THEORY OF EVERYTHING, MAN ON A WIRE) on “Finding Film in Fact, Fiction and Feeling” and the new, broad spectrum of opportunities for filmmakers today.

Pulse Films is an award winning, global film production studio that develops, creates and finances films irrespective of format or platform. It boasts a diverse, future facing and exciting next-generation roster of international, award-winning filmmakers including Michael Haussmann, thirtytwo, D.A.R.Y.L. and Sam Pilling.

With major credits under its belt, most recently Sam Pilling’s epic Lloyd’s TSB spot (“Running with the Horses”), the studio is poised to continue its rapid expansion into the U.S Commercials market. Pulse Films is also renowned producer of Music Video, winning Production Company of the Year at the 2017 Music Video Awards off the back of videos for global artists like Radiohead, Young Martha, DJ Shadow and Elton John to name a few.

The studios feature film credits include Andrea Arnold’s Cannes Jury Prize winner and BAFTA nominated AMERICAN HONEY, Sundance Award winners THE WITCH and ALL THESE SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, Beyonce’s Emmy nominated LEMONADE, and 2017’s London Film Festival hit KINGDOM OF US and TROPHY. Recent TV projects include BLACK IS THE NEW BLACK (BBC Two) BILLION DOLLAR DEALS (BBC Two) and ROCK AND ROLL, a 10-part series for Sky. Forthcoming projects include GANGS OF LONDON with Gareth Evans, the Sundance selected SKATE KITCHEN from director Crystal Moselle and documentary XY CHELSEA which was acquired by Showtime in 2018.
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