We’d hardly sat back down after the standing ovation we gave when we heard that Director Talya Galasko’s short film, Hush, was shortlisted for Berlin Commercial 2020 and SHAZAM she’s now been announced as the Best GLOBAL Emerging Talent at the 2020 Bokeh Film Festival! So how exactly do these international festival folks know more about our homegrown talent than we do? Inexcusable we thought! Fear not, we met up with the best in GLOBAL, Talya herself, and Sketchbook Studios Founder and Director, Ari Kruger, to bring the nation up to speed.
But first; if you’re thinking ‘But isn’t Sketchbook that production company that ONLY shoots the Suzelle and Tali’s Wedding stuff?’ then you’re a few years behind. Hold our banana bread while we bring you back to the future. Sketchbook Studios was launched by award-winning Director Ari Kruger and also award-winning actor and comedian Julia Anastasopoulos, aka Suzelle aka Tali, to house the growing number of commercials requests they were receiving. When most traditional production companies started gearing up to offer more ‘content’ than traditional commercial work, Sketchbook had already spent years leading the charge, and have the original content and viral hits across all social platforms to prove it. The studios have over the years organically grown from a small content creation house to today being a big commercial player. Now Tali and Suzelle are only a fraction of what the highly resourceful team offers; from writing feature films, creating original TV series, directing commercials work and everything in between.
*(Check out Ari’s newly dropped campaign for 10X Investments here, which was also written and conceptualised by Sketchbook.)
As their offering expanded, their director roster also expanded to include content creators, writers and directors Talya Galasko and Glen Biderman-Pam.