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Abteen Bagheri joins Cap Gun Collective in the US

Abteen Bagheri joins Cap Gun Collective in the US

David Knight - 8th Apr 2014

Abteen Bagheri has now joined Cap Gun Collective for US representation with immediate effect - the signing of the highly-regarded young director of videos for Delta Spirit, Blood Orange, ASAP Rocky, The Presets and Bored Nothing, being announced by CGC executive producer Jason Botkin last week.

Renowned for his narrative work and sensitive handling of youthful talent, Abteen's breakthrough video for Harlem rapper ASAP Rocky's Peso put him in contention for Best New Director honors from the UK Music Video Awards in 2011, and landed him on the roster of London-based production company Somesuch & Co., which continues representing him outside the US.

In the past year one of two short documentaries he helmed for the Nokia Music film series was screened as part of the 2014 South by Southwest Film Festival, and he directed a visually stunning brand film for Inspired By Iceland. His most recent work is a global spot for Volvo through Grey London, and his latest music video for Bored Nothing's Let Down (above) was screened at BUG and an official selection of the 2013 International Music Video Festival in Paris.         

He joins the Cap Gun Collective roster already home to Docter Twins, Alex Fendrich, Tom Haines, Tomas Mankovsky, Jeppe Rønde, Michael Sewandono and Spooner/Bonde. "Abteen is part of a younger generation of directors coming up right now, and what sets him apart is his strong understanding of narrative," says Jason Botkin. "He brings a maturity to his work which can be seen in his casting, shot blocking, characters and unique the stories he is telling.  He brings us new dimensions we are very proud to add to our roster."

"Jason Botkin and I share similar tastes, and he has a great eye for developing talent," adds Abteen Bagheri (who was born and raised in Los Angeles, and earned his B.A. in English Literature/Creative Writing from Stanford University). "To me, the size of Cap Gun Collective and the fact that it's relatively new make it an exciting place for me to grow as a commercial director. Also, their original content arm is something that I'm thrilled to be part of."

David Knight - 8th Apr 2014


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