Since establishing Stink in 1998, Daniel Bergmann has been one of the most fascinating figureheads in the industry and has been on the forefront of award-winning film and production globally. As Stink continually evolves with changing technologies and innovation, he stays ahead of the curve and focuses on what he’s best known for, honing in on the world’s best talent.
Today the company is defined by Stink Films- an inspiring home for talent and independence, which is reflected in our culture and through our work and Stink Studios, that produces award winning content and craft across advertising, entertainment, music and the arts.
Daniel has been responsible for some of the world’s most famous films and commercials, which reflects his passion and determination for good story telling. He has made it Stink’s mission to continue to discover and nurture local and international talent, especially in places that the mainstream industry overlooks.
Daniel has collected a multitude of global awards including Grand Prix and Gold Cannes Lions, D&AD, BTAA, named Production Company of the Year by Campaign and Ad Age. Stink has been recognised as the second most awarded company by the Gunn Report, Ad Age and positioned third at Cannes Lions Palm D’Or in 2016. Daniel has served as a judge for a number of awards shows including Cannes Lions, Eurobest and as Jury Chairman for British Arrows and Ciclope.
Born in postwar stuttgart 1947 to an actress and an officer.
Today a convinced hamburg guy since over 60 years.
With no proper education apart from 6 months as a hippie kid travelling across the usa in 1967. Plus 1 term of sociology in 68.
Assisting still photographers for 3 years. after 5 years of photo-journalism for magazines like STERN + GEO, shooting musicians on and off stage, and giving company to a few feature film, I occasionally entered the world of moving media in marketing.
Opened my first company in 1985 and stayed managing director/executive producer ever since.
Stopped producing in 2012 in order to tell young creatives how to make good commercials. Since over 3 years involved in our german producers association. Working harder than foreseen. That’s it.
After graduating from Duke University, Dan decided to follow in his father’s footsteps and go into commercial filmmaking. He was an asst. cameraman for a couple years, but he was not very good at it, so he decided that directing commercials would be better for him, so off he went.
Dan soon realized that he enjoyed working with other filmmakers, so he started Moxie Pictures. The company was going along fine, but Dan felt he needed to make a splash, so Moxie started signing feature film directors, and soon Moxie was on it’s way. Christophxer Guest, Wes Anderson, and Todd Phillips were a few of the early signings, and their success propelled Moxie into the upper echelons of commercial production…
Moxie has always been a home for filmmakers with very distinct POVs
Moxie continues to be a leader in tv commercial production with offices in NY/LA/London, representing some of the most talented filmmakers/commercial directors in the world…
In 2007, the company started a political media firm, a-political, and soon it had it’s first big success, the election of their first client, Governor Eliot Spitzer.
Right from there, they were hired to be a part of the Hillary Clinton media team as she ran for president in 2008. Moxie learned a lot from the loss, but the excitement of being a part of a Presidential run was fascinating.
Later, with the media world fracturing, Moxie decided to go into the world of documentary television and film. Moxie produced numerous television shows, documentaries and sponsored content for such diverse networks as Animal Planet, FYI, ESPN, and NBC. They started the REEL MOMENTS film series for Glamour Magazine . Some of their recent docs include THE LURE, and Tribeca Film Festival Audience award winner, MALA MALA. They have also produced Errol Morris’s last four films, and are currently in production of a series with Errol for release on Netflix in the fall of 2017.
Moxie has also produced critically acclaimed narrative feature films AUSTENLAND, DEEP POWDER, and THE MEND.
Their latest documentary, DINA won the Documentary Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival……….That was very, very exciting.
Dan is divorced and lives in NYC and has two children, Ava 18 and Jed 15.
For fun, you can find him on the golf course. He played in his first USGA event when he qualified for the 2016 US Senior Amateur.
Rudi Haller started his career in the early eighties with an apprenticeship as a film technician at Schwarz Filmtechnik AG in Berne. After this he subsequently worked his way up from assistant to the position of a producer at Condor Films in Zurich. Since 1992, as the founder and executive producer of the company Solid & Hallerfilm Ltd. Rudi Haller has successfully produced numerous commercials around the world. As a result of his commitment to the branch, Rudi Haller is, since 2006, board member of the Swissfilm Association and Vice President of the CFP-E.
Mette Jermiin, CEO & Executive Producer at Bacon CPH, started her career in the advertising business as an agency-producer. Her creative passion for the storytelling craft later introduced her to the production business where she worked as a producer for several years before joining Bacon CPH and becoming an EP.
Mette´s passion for intruiging narratives has made her one of the most awarded Danish producers and she has produced ground-breaking and internationally awarded work which has given Bacon both a Palm D´Or, Eurobest Grand Prix and a black Pencil at D&AD for being the most awarded prod.company 2014.
Her relentless energy and determination has resultated in a career producing everything from smaller projects to large scale ones but always with one focus – there has to be a good idea before you can create something that is beautifully crafted and emotionally capturing.
Jan Kallista is a producer and owner of Ad Wood Production Company based in Prague that specializes in TV commercials.
Jan is a board member of the Audiovisual Producers’ Association (APA) in the Czech Republic and board member of the CFP-Europe (Commercial Film Producers of Europe) as well as jury member of the Young Director Award (YDA) during Cannes Lions Festival for 2014.
More as a hobby he time to time escapes to work for various feature film projects as an executive producer or line producer (Rockstar – Indian feature, Detective downs – Norwegian feature, Lunacy – Czech feature, Nowhere in Moravia – Czech feature, …)
Recently he is in the process of establishing another production company called Film Kolektiv together with his three other partners. Film Kolektiv aims to serve as a platform for feature films, TV ads, Docs and TV series for all four producers that merged their strengths and knowhow.
Jan was born into a filmmaker’s family. His father showed him a lot from film alchemy and magic. So there is no wonder that Jan chose to study Film academy FAMU in Prague. During the studies he realized that he needed to do a job for a living. So he started as a runner. After few months he realized he would like to do more – so he became an assistant, coordinator, production manager, producer, …
Jan graduated at FAMU film academy with the Master of Arts title on the production department.
Managing Director and Executive Producer of The Brownie Film Company, Spain, Chad was born in New York. He obtained a BFA in Cinema and Television at New York University and began his career at the visual effects production Company, Peter Corbett & Co. After working in Manhattan based production companies, he relocated to Spain where he went on to work as a Producer for the local advertising market as well as for production services. Chad has an MBA from the École de Management in Lyon (France) and speaks Spanish, French and English
Spencer has worked alongside some of the UK advertising industry’s most creative and successful figures in his 20-year career. He cut his teeth working for two of London’s legendary creatives in Dave Trott and Geoffrey Seymour. Several years later, he moved into feature production, progressing from Runner to Production Assistant and Assistant Director on a number of seminal UK films, including Bridgette Jones’ Diary, Dirty Pretty Things, Vera Drake, Charlotte Gray and East is East.
In 2001, Spencer joined Gorgeous Enterprises, the most awarded production company in the world. During the 10 years he spent there, Spencer worked on some of the UK’s biggest TV commercials, for brands including Barclays, Hovis, HSBC, Master Card, VW, Mercedes, Lexus, Sky, Heinz, McDonalds, Sony, Nike and Shell.
Spencer joined The Sweet Shop in 2011, and has quickly established the company amongst the UK’s best production companies, picking up awards at all the major awards shows alongside various other accolades. In 2016 Televisual Magazine ranked The Sweet Shop 16th overall, while UK industry site David Reviews ranks the company amongst its Top 5.