Object & Animal opens its doors
New creative studio launches in London and LA.
Creative studio Object & Animal (O&A) has opened for business in London and Los Angeles with a roster of directors, photographers and creatives including Karim Huu Do, Natalie Rae, Bright Black, Nick Walker, Diana Kunst, and FKA Twigs.
With decades of advertising and narrative experience for the likes of Academy, Mother and Stink Films between them, UK partners Dom Thomas and Morgan Clement will head up the studio’s London location, while US partners James Cunningham and Justin Benoliel will represent in Los Angeles. Millie Yoxen, former art buyer and photo producer at Mother, BBH, and Saatchi, will lead O&A’s London-based photography division. Additionally, O&A have partnered with Spain’s O Creative Studios (founded by director Luis Cervero), repping their roster of talent in the UK, US & Canada, The Netherlands and Scandinavia.
“In whatever format we’re consuming media, the great unifier is the desire to be entertained,” says co-founder Dom Thomas. “That’s a driving force behind what we do, to create entertainment that inspires, educates, and is socially relevant. Great work must engage with the world, whether it’s a documentary or an ad or a photograph. We want the work to resonate with people.”
“In the same way you talk about a director having a voice, we think of Object & Animal as having a voice. We are a creatively driven, collaborative, and socially conscious brand and we hope our clients come to us because of both the talent and the values that we offer,” adds co-founder James Cunningham
The studio has already produced a number of projects, including commercial work for Apple, Nike, Uber, Impossible Foods and Global Goals, and music videos for A$AP Rocky, Skepta, and Playboi Carti, and is in production on two feature documentary films, with a slate of others in development. “The documentary wing of Object & Animal believes that storytelling should be timely as well as timeless, with the focus on a social voice with a global reach,” says partner Justin Benoliel.
Object & Animal is represented in the US by RED REPS on the US west coast and MISS SMITH on the east coast.