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4 February 2020

Chuck Studios joins forces with HunkyDory Films in the UK.

by Jason Stone


Chuck Studios – the first global food-specialist film production company – have joined forces with HunkyDory Films to open a London office.

The company was founded in 2011 by Ellen Gaedtgens and Olaf van Gerwen with the extremely clever idea of developing culinary identities for food brands.

Pete Ryan – formerly of Park Village – brings his vast experience of the UK food sector to his new role as Chuck Studios's executive producer. Extremely capable and affable, he's the perfect person for the job.

Brands have always recognised the value of a consistent identity, and – over the years – this has taken many forms. But Chuck Studios were the first company to recognise that this notion could be extended into the way food is presented in a brand's advertising. Their expertise in this realm has made them a runaway success in a number of different markets, and HunkyDory's managing director John Doris is excited about teaming up with them and very pleased to be working with Pete Ryan:

"When we cross fertilize our HunkyDory directors with Chuck Studios's expertise, the sum will be greater than the parts. Pete is the perfect guy for the job. His extensive experience with clients like Tesco, Sharwood’s and McDonald’s positions him perfectly to lead this new operation and we’re lucky to have him."

The quality of the work coming out of the UK is unparalleled and some of the best talent globally sits in London.

Ellen Gaedtgens   


Pete Ryan himself says: "Chuck Studios is building something special... they’re opening the windows in an industry dominated by folks tinkering with the technology in dark studios. Combine that with scale and ambition, and you have all the ingredients to shake up a legacy market.”

Chuck Studios's co-founder Ellen Gaedtgens makes it clear why – after opening offices in Los Angeles and Moscow last year – the company is determined to make its presence felt in London: "The quality of the work coming out of the UK is unparalleled and some of the best talent globally sits in London. For an ambitious company like ours it makes a lot of sense to enter the UK, even despite current political developments. There’s an appetite in this market for highly creative, unique and mouth watering campaigns - and that’s the kind of work we want to do.”

For more on Chuck Studios's unique offer, contact Pete Ryan on 07909 507873 or via email using pete@chuckstudios.com.

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