Director Hans Emanuel joins Missing Link Films


At Missing Link Films we’re delighted to announce the arrival of the uber talented Director Hans Emanuel to our growing roster. Hans’ work has rarely been shared in the UK before, so we’re very excited to be introducing him to a whole new audience.Hans is a native of Venice Beach, California, he was born to a Mexican mother and German father and his childhood was split between the US and Europe. From an early age he was displaying his artistic abilities and his first creative passion was the violin. Later in life he became interested in digital design while living in New York.

He is something of a nomad and has lived all over the world. Whilst in Barcelona, he became drawn to narrative story telling and began shooting short films and since then hasn’t looked back. His first short, Cajas, won a number of awards and screened at the Berlinale - the Berlin International Film Festival while his second short, Señora Soto, was nominated at the Academy Awards-qualifying, Palm Springs International Short Film Festival.

For the past 5 years, he has been living between Paris and Los Angeles and has evolved into directing commercials. His brand of storytelling, with a major focus on highly visual imagery, has leant itself well to the fashion and beauty, car and sports worlds.

His vision and sensibility perfectly reflects the ethos of Missing Link Films. His enthusiasm and love of filmmaking is only matched by our same passion. We love discovering new and emerging talent or talent that has not been shared before, so Hans arrival is well timed as we develop our reputation for innovation in the industry.

As with Missing Link Hans has made it his life’s work to visually find beauty & power in every situation. His vision has led him to winning a Bronze Lion, a Gold Clio and several Golds in the Cristal Festival. He has been lucky enough to direct spots for some of the world’s biggest brands: including Revlon, O2, Mazda and Fiat.

Hans is very keen to get started on his new journey with us and has already shout his first campaign. Of his joining us and his first shoot Hans says:

“I'm extremely fortunate to work with Ben and Heather from Missing Link Films. They’re a true team and invited me into that dynamic energy on set. They used their warmth, passion, and immense knowledge and experience to support our project and me".

Ben Link, our co founder and Managing Director says of Hans’ arrival:

"Hans is a talented director who manages to combine infectious energy with skill and vision and a wicked sense of humour. I love shooting with this guy”.

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