Katie Lambert has joined Stink in London to head up the music video department, with big plans to invigorate the music output of the international production company in 2018.
Appointed to the role of executive producer of music videos at Stink, Lambert is aiming to create a cohesive strategy for a roster that spans the globe, particularly coordinating the output in the UK and the US. She is also opening a new division at Stink to accomodate up and coming directing talent.
She joined Stink last month, having previously been head of music videos at Agile Films, where she produced and executive produced numerous music videos, working with a directing roster including Georgia Hudson, Eoin Glaister and Zhang + Knight, for artists including P!nk, Glass Animals, Ghostpoet and Naughty Boy. Before that, she was a freelance producer, working for Riff Raff Films and others. She produced her first music videos while working as a PA at Tomboy Films.
"I dream of only making work with directors which is current, exciting and beautiful - the groundbreaking, gamechanging videos that are sadly rare," says Lambert. "I decided I had a better chance of achieving this at Stink than anywhere else. They have some of the most incredible talent in the world, and a continued commitment to creative excellence.
"What's more, it’s a completely new focus for the company, which is a challenge but also massively exciting. I’m thrilled to come on board and open a global department. Alongside the current roster I am also launching Stink Rising - a platform for exceptional emerging talent."
Among the roster at Stink that she is aiming to have making music videos this year include Salomon Ligthelm, double-nominated at the UKMVAs this year, for Best New Director and for his Young Fathers video; and Greg Brunkalla, also UKMVA-nominated for his Avalanches video. The international roster also features Jovan, Mackenzie Shepherd, Will Mayer, Nicholas Winding Refn, Eliot Rausch, and Ariel Kleiman. Stink have offices in the UK, US, Germany, France, Russia, China and Brazil.
"The idea of the department being global is essentially because Stink is so global," says Lambert. "We have directors everywhere."