Directors & Work

Mt. MELVIL proudly represents world-class level talented visionaries.

Chris Sargent <span>Director</span>

Chris Sargent Director

Christian Bevilacqua <span>Director</span>

Christian Bevilacqua Director

Laurent Barthelemy <span>Director</span>

Laurent Barthelemy Director

Steve Mottershead<span>Director</span>

Steve MottersheadDirector

Mackenzie Sheppard<span>Director</span>

Mackenzie SheppardDirector

JEFF FROST<span>Director</span>

JEFF FROSTDirector

DANIEL CLOUD CAMPOS<span>Director</span>

DANIEL CLOUD CAMPOSDirector

Onur Senturk <span>Director</span>

Onur Senturk Director

Chris Sargent Director

Chris Sargent <span>Director</span>

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Chris Sargent began his career as a visual effects supervisor at AXYZ, one of Canada’s premier VFX shops. He started directing TV commercials in 2007. His career includes work for the NBA, UNIQLO, NHL, Vaseline, Chevrolet, Nissan, EA Sports, Jaguar, and Lexus. In 2009 Chris won an Emmy Award for his directorial work with the NHL. Chris is known for his visceral, visually exciting work, and his ability to employ cutting edge visual effects. In 2007 Creativity listed Chris in their “Directors to Watch” issue, and in 2008 he was a finalist at the First Boards Awards.
Mt. MELVIL represents Chris Sargent for the Japan market.

Christian Bevilacqua Director

Christian Bevilacqua <span>Director</span>

Christian Bevilacqua is a versatile filmmaker and visual storyteller. A consistent thread in his work is innovation, stemming from his creative roots as an animator, an addiction to technology and ability to problem solve. This is reflected in many spots he’s directed, including University of Phoenix “Rocket,” a mesmerizing spot that melds one woman’s everyday life and her dreams to underscore the possibilities of a U of P education; Nescafe “Hypnotist,” driving home its idea with a frozen moment; NFL “Gadget,” using seamless VFX and camera moves to highlight content streaming to multiple screens; and Samaritan “Doodles,” with animated doodles creating empathy around a complicated story. He characterizes his esthetic as ever evolving and inspired by a pleasant barrage of new things. He has won multiple industry awards, among them a pair of Cannes YDAs (Young Director Awards), multiple Creative Circle awards, an ADDY and APA accolades. He’s also been honored in the D&AD Annual. When he’s not directing commercials, Bevilacqua keeps busy with paintings and drawings, a children’s book and a computer game he’s developing.
Mt. MELVIL represents Christian Bevilacqua for the Asia market.

Laurent Barthelemy Director

Laurent Barthelemy <span>Director</span>

Laurent established a reputation for visual craftsmanship from his ten-year tenure at Psyop. His work interweaves sharp visuals with deeply human stories for brands such as American Express, Google, Uniqlo and Nike.

Laurent’s advertising work has been honored throughout the industry. His VFX work on the “Human Chain” spot for Nike earned a Clio and a Cannes Lion, and the Google Play campaign he directed reached over 30 million views on YouTube. His 2016 short film, Campers, stars French Oscar winner Rod Paradot.

In all his work, Laurent strives to create an emotional journey. He currently resides in Los Angeles.

Steve MottersheadDirector

Steve Mottershead<span>Director</span>

Steve Mottershead, originally from Canada, is an award winning, VFX artist and director. He is dedicated to pushing the envelope of technology and creativity in both his fields. With his background in fine art and film, Steve brings a unique critical eye to all of his projects. Steve attended the Media Arts Program at Sheridan College in Oakville, Canada. Steve has been a lead Flame Artist for 12 years and has worked with such clients as Nike, Ford, Fedex, IBM, Coke & Lincoln. Steve’s directing career has also allowed him to work with such clients as Audi, Jaguar, Google, Toyota & Morgan Stanley, He currently lives in New York where he is Owner / Creative Director at Artjail.
Mt. MELVIL represents Steve Mottershead for both Japan and US market.

Mackenzie SheppardDirector

Mackenzie Sheppard<span>Director</span>

Mackenzie Sheppard is a film director based out of Tokyo, Japan. Having lived in Japan his whole life, Mackenzie’s unique multicultural upbringing has given him a creative curiosity that spans commercials, documentaries, and films. He has directed films for major clients, such as Heienken, NIKE, Tiffany & Co., TOTO, Pioneer, while also keeping an ongoing portfolio of personal creative work that has been featured multiple times on Vimeo Staff Picks. Most recently he won the Young Director Award at Cannes 2014 for his film Oba-chan.
Mt. MELVIL represents Mackenzie Sheppard for the US market.

JEFF FROSTDirector

JEFF FROST<span>Director</span>

Jeff Frost is a multidisciplinary artist who combines painting, photography, music and sound design into short films.
Frost’s work is currently being featured as a major component of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour, scheduled for 68 shows in 19 countries and counting. Prior to that he was commissioned by Lincoln (the high end division of Ford Motors) to make a short film called War Paint for Trees. This print and web campaign was viewed by millions. His films have been shown at the Palm Springs Museum of Art for the Palm Springs Photo Festival every year since 2012, and in Nature Nurture 20/20, a traveling exhibition in Bangkok for the US Embassy, curated by Hossein Frarmini. Frost has received four Vimeo Staff Pick awards as well as being featured in numerous online publications such as The Atlantic, VICE, WIRED and Gizmodo. The American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) named him one of the best photographers of 2014.

DANIEL CLOUD CAMPOSDirector

DANIEL CLOUD CAMPOS<span>Director</span>

Daniel Cloud Campos is a natural born director. With his background in art, editing, photography, music and dance it’s safe to say that there is no other director like him. He is able to bring a unique, cohesive and fresh perspective to cinema, stage and beyond. His imagination has no limit.

Growing up in Florida, Daniel worked as a Breakdancer at Universal Studios, and thats when he picked up his first video camera and made a film in a back lot of the studio. At age 20, he toured as a dancer for Madonna’s Re-invention tour followed by Confessions World tour. Shortly after he moved to Los Angeles and had a very successful dance and acting career in commercials, music videos and film. Working with directors such as Jonas Åkerlund, Mark Romanek, Michael Gracey and Jon. M. Chu, Daniel used every experience as his own schooling.

During this time Daniel was continuously creating his own short films and directing and writing commercials and music videos for artists such as Paramore, Panic! At The Disco and Emily Zedd. He built an international following of his art in the web world, and made his full transition from dance into directing.
But despite all of his accomplishments to date, Daniel’s journey has only just begun. He has always dreamed big. His ultimate goal is to inspire the world and leave behind a path for others to follow. To create a unique voice in telling stories through music, dance and above all imagination.

Onur Senturk Director

Onur Senturk <span>Director</span>

Onur Senturk is award winning Turkish designer and a commercial director. He studied traditional painting and figure drawing followed by an animation degree awarded by a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He took part in several international and national collaborative exhibitions with works in both print and animation. He directed Pens for Amnesty International which won a Lion in Cannes in 2014 followed by 13 other prices from the Clio Awards, LIA, Eurobest, Epica, Shots Awards, Cristal and the Art Director’s Club in Paris in 2015. He also gave birth to the art direction of the opening titles of David Fincher’s version of “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” by combining his design, animation and creative direction.
Mt. MELVIL represents Onur Senturk for both Asia and US market.