Director John Poliquin Joins Superlounge
Award-winning filmmaker John Poliquin has joined the roster of Superlounge for exclusive US spot representation. With a diverse clientele, including brands, networks and agencies such as Digitas, FCB, GQ, Honda, Interscope Records, L’Oreal, MTV, and NBC Universal, Poliquin has become known for a style that is aesthetically slick, engaging, and witty. He was previously represented by Derby Content.
Equally at ease with dialogue and visually-driven material, the director frequently weaves live action, visual effects and enthralling performances into his storytelling. “We Are All Made of Stars,” Poliquin’s client-direct campaign for S’well, which won this year’s Communicator Award for Excellence, exemplifies his dexterity, and “Hydration Magic” (which won in 2016) blends beauty and humor, as an art installation becomes a water balloon fight. Further, eBay “Dad” (via Digitas/SF) shows Poliquin’s ability to perfectly calibrate dialogue and sentiment.
“John’s work is markedly original, dynamic, and inspiring,” said Executive Producer Vicki Williams, who presides over Superlounge alongside Executive Producer Dave Farrell. “He is a fantastic addition to the Superlounge team and I am thrilled to be in his corner.”
“Dave and Vicki are industry veterans with a great perspective on today’s landscape,” said Poliquin. “Superlounge has an intimate vibe, with a roster of top-notch talent.” The director noted that while the company’s directors lean toward comedy, “I feel we complement one another stylistically.”
Born in Vancouver. Canada, Poliquin moved his way clockwise to Toronto, then New York City and has finally landed in Los Angeles. He has shot around the world, from Moscow to the Canary Islands, across Asia, Europe and South America. Poliquin has directed, written and produced feature films, television, commercials, music videos and branded films. He received The One Club’s 'One To Watch’ honor in 2015 and is the recipient of numerous iHeartRadio MuchMusic Video Awards, including Video of the Year for 2014’s Hedley “Anything” and Best EDM/Dance Video with Grand Theft “Quit This City” in 2016.
“I love working with talent, choreographing and blocking scenes, and designing shots with previs software,” said Poliquin of the many hats he wears as a director. His heavy post-production and visual effects background led to the creation of his own boutique visual effects shop, Digital Interference. “Storytelling begins with a great concept, but it ends in post.”