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WE ENGAGE YOUR CONSUMER WITH STORIES THAT INSPIRE.


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CREATIVE IDEAS. AUTHENTIC APPROACH. CONCRETE RESULTS. 

Welcome to HANK.

We produce video content for brands who want to engage and inspire their consumer with stories. We’re different than most agencies, in that we take data and cultural insights to create a campaign that resonates with your viewer and provokes actionable results.

Hank is a creative video production studio that lives at the intersection of strategic advertising and entertainment, just around the corner from storytelling. And telling the stories that specific cultural segments want to find, is where we shine. We’re creative types who live for strategy. Using both provided and collected data insights, our goal is simple: produce fresh, rebellious and vibrant advertising campaigns that tell a brand’s story to specific audiences across broadcast and digital spaces.

CREATIVE IDEAS.

What makes Hank special is our collection of talented artists, thinkers, and top industry production personnel. Working as a collective is important to us. We bring our combined talents and experience to every brainstorm, integrating data insights, strategy, creative, and production.

We keep tabs on your competition (and ours) and constantly source new ideas and inspirations, so that we can approach each new project with a fresh perspective. Each target audience is unique. Every approach to that project should be as well.

AUTHENTIC APPROACH.

Great creative needs great production to reach an audience. We provide both. Our creative team compliments their beautiful minds with hands-on, world-class production experience. We can conceive, direct, design, animate, and edit your stories, in-house, with style and flair.

We understand strategic partnerships. We know our area of expertise and we partner with studios that know theirs. The result is that – no matter what your branding project requires – you can sleep soundly knowing that we’ve handpicked the best people to meet those needs.

CONCRETE RESULTS.

It all boils down to this: we make the stories your brand wants to tell and we do it in a way that will make your targeted consumers want to not only listen, but also tweet, like, pin, tumbl, reblog, forward, up-vote, bookmark and share.

We believe in digital media.
We understand traditional media.
We excel at both.

We love what we do and we look forward to working with you.

Hank created an attention‐grabbing integrated campaign that cut through the clutter and helped us reach our target audience.

Rhonda Messieh, Marketing Manager, Channel Zero

Multicultural Marketing

Great multicultural marketing campaigns are not just about multicultural marketing, but rather marketing to a multicultural America. By 2015, 10 of the biggest cities in the US will largely be multicultural with a combined spending power of 2.3 trillion dollars among Latinos, African American and Asians. To reach this audience, advertisers must firstly develop a framework that promotes the recognition and appreciation of cultural diversity and differing ethnic identities within a larger society. To be successful, marketers must start with an approach that is rooted in cultural perspectives and not one that is guided by mainstream notions of race or racial differences.

What’s unique about Hank is that we don’t categorize ourselves as a general market agency or a multicultural agency. Instead we are a creative video production studio bringing your stories to life. We combine cultural insights with data and strategy to help develop a campaign that’s aligned with your brand and speaks to your audience in a way that provokes actionable results. At Hank, people aren’t categorized. Neither are their stories.

Hank’s combined knowledge and creativity resulted in a spectacular and awe-inspiring campaign that will undoubtedly enhance our image to our industry.

Jeff Olsen, Business Development Manager, Caltech Land Surveys Inc.

People

Chris

CHRIS Marshall

Principal, Creative Director
Chris Marshall is an award-winning creative who has been working in broadcast and digital media advertising for almost twenty years. He has previously worked on video and digital campaigns for CPG, automotive and healthcare clients. With a Bachelor’s degree in Radio & Television Arts and an extensive background in marketing, creative strategy, directing, production and post-production, Chris has a reputation with clients and colleagues alike for never losing sight of the art in advertising.

Dylen

DYLEN Postnikoff

Principal, Managing Director
With a Master of Arts degree in International Relations, Dylen Postnikoff uses her global perspective to create opportunities. Her years of expertise in marketing, advertising and production, along with her ability to think creatively while developing business, has built dynamic and lasting relationships with our clients and partners.

Ayda

AYDA Mehrjou

Finance Manager
Bringing to the table a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of British Columbia and years of experience providing business consulting services, Ayda uses her knack for numbers, her astute business acumen, and her superhero-like attention to detail to ensure that operations at Hank run like a well-oiled machine.

 

Zlatina

LISA Andrews

Creative, Interactive Design & Development
Lisa is an Aussie export with a bachelor of Multimedia, Animation and Film Production. She has 8 years of industry experience in digital and web development, bringing together the experience of both designer and developer into cross-platform solutions that combine a range of different media into a responsive user platform. Lisa is also a frequent traveller, live music lover, and avid tea-drinker with a penchant for Tardis-shaped objects.

Zlatina

ZLATINA Pacheva

Creative, Communications & Staff Writer
Fresh off a degree in Communications from Simon Fraser University, Zlatina saw Hank as a great place to flex her creative muscles and put her newfound knowledge to good use. Passionate about social media and community engagement, Zlatina hopes to one day use these skills to take over the world.

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TIM Symes

Motion Picture Editor & Colourist
With a Bachelors degree in Broadcasting from the University of Cornwall, Tim is not your typical bumbling English Stereotype. He escaped the rain in London to experience rain in other countries. His passion to create and tell stories through his editing has allowed him to work with some terrific clients in London, and looks forward to continuing that trend in Vancouver with Hank.

When the Red Cross Movement rapidly mobilized to meet the urgent humanitarian needs in Japan in 2011, we were grateful to Chris and Dylen and the whole Hank team for turning the spot around so quickly to bring awareness to the fundraising efforts.

Ron Kelusky, Director General, Red Cross

Services

CREATIVE STRATEGY

Our video production process begins by examining cultural insights and integrating strategic thinking and creative design to develop unique and engaging consumer experiences, while providing the right solution for each project to build brand awareness and company growth.

Creative Consulting. Content Strategy.

CONTENT CREATION

We are dedicated to producing compelling visual content for broadcast and online commercial campaigns. By combining imagery with sound, we connect audiences to a brand’s story in a way that makes people want to share, engage and react.

Video Production. Live Action. Animation (2D/3D). Digital Content. Broadcast Commercial Production.

HANK FILM STUDIOS

Hank Film Studios, with offices in Los Angeles and Vancouver, is dedicated to long-format video and film production, title design and motion title sequences. We live, breathe and execute each project through a mix of artistry, creative enthusiasm and innovative technologies giving each production a unique personality. Using live action, 2D and 3D animation, we specialize in pushing the boundaries of convention to bring forward new and amazing visual experiences.

Long Format Production. Title Sequences. Opening Credits. Main Titles. Title Design.

 

From our first meeting, we felt the team at Hank had taken the time to get a sense of who we are and what we do, and most important, what mattered most to us in telling our story. We would work with them again in a heartbeat.

Jennifer Davies
Assistant Vice President, Communications and Government Relations
Partnerships British Columbia

Clients

Here’s a few companies we’ve helped with creative strategy and video production:

A.A.R.P  |  American Family Insurance  |  Caltech Surveys Inc.  |  Channel Zero | Crayola  |  Future Shop  |  General Mills Canada  |  General Motors  |  Hasbro  |  International Genetics Ltd.  |  Kraft Foods  |  LullaBoom Online Community Sites Inc.  |  Mars Food  |  Mattel  |  MGA Entertainment  |  Nestlé  |  Odlum Brown  | Partnerships British Columbia |  Proctor & Gamble  |  Red Cross  |    Scotiabank  |  TD Canada Trust  |  Unilever  |  Vivonet

We’re always happy to share our work. Please contact us to see more.

I would recommend Hank to anyone who was looking for a fresh new approach to attracting new business…we couldn’t be more satisfied with the result.

Lisa Young, President, International Genetics Ltd.

Contact

TALK TO US.

Interested in working with us on your next video project?
We’d love to hear from you.
Addresses
In the United States:
5405 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 355
Los Angeles, CA 90036
 

In Canada:

10 East Pender Street, Suite 202
Vancouver, BC V6A 1T1
Phone
 
323 648 3061
 
 
 
 
604 259 0330
 
 
Toll free 1 877 927 9727