AUCKLAND – Global boutique production company Sweetshop has signed director Jakob Marky for representation internationally, excluding Europe.
Born in Gothenburg, the half-Swedish, half-Hungarian Director travelled to Australia to earn his stripes in the film industry. After stirring up dust in Scandinavia with films for TRYG, Nordea and IKEA, Marky won the Ingmar Bergman Award for Best Screenplay for his film Fuga. The prize allowed him to spend time writing in the den of infamous director Lars von Trier.
“Jakob has always had a fascination for stories and how to make them come alive. Being told “never let truth get in the way of a good story” by his poet dad and later reprimanded for lying by his stricter Hungarian mother, Jakob grew into the filmmaker he is today, searching for a blend of story and authenticity,” said Sweetshop’s Director of Marketing Kate Neill.
Marky’s hugely successful Cannes Lions-awarded facebook campaign for Skittles ‘Super Mega Rainbow Updater’ involved a call centre which read out peoples’ status updates. His interactive campaign, ‘Volkswagen: Golf Auditions’ won Silver at the Epica Awards and was also shortlisted at the Eurobest Awards.
A father of two, Marky is also an avid tennis player and currently developing scripts for two shorts Motherland and The Lions Dens.
Wilf Sweetland, CEO and Partner of Sweetshop said: “Signing Jakob is a great honour. Not only is his reel amazing, but he has a gloriously versatile and creative brain. Whether it’s a commercial or a short, he knows how to deliver. His sensibilities fit so well with Sweetshop’s own and I know these will translate strongly for the agencies and brands we work with on a global level.”
Jakob Marky added: “For me, joining Sweetshop is a perfect marriage. They’re a collaborative and supportive team that has embraced my passion and personal directing style. They also work at such a high-level in so many different regions – I’m excited about the all possibilities and stories we’ll tell.”
Take a look at Jakob Marky’s work here: https://www.thesweetshop.tv/director/jakob-marky/
Established in 2001, Sweetshop is a renowned global boutique production company. With 31 directors across seven fully-serviced offices on four continents: Bangkok, Shanghai, Los Angeles, London, Auckland, Sydney and Melbourne – each office is customised for its local needs, while also functioning as a global team.