Anke Thommen is an Emmy nominated executive and creative producer with a vast knowledge of live action, event, and experiential content creation. She recently produced The New West Coast Sound: An LA Jazz Legacy (PBS), documentary segments for Savage x Fenty Vol. 1 and 2 in collaboration with Fenty Films (Amazon Prime), and has been a production partner on Subaru’s brand campaigns for the past five years.
Anke has applied her skillset to innovative storytelling strategies in the digital, experiential and broadcast genre where she contributed to global rebrand campaigns for Sperry Topsider “Odyssey Awaits”, Just For Men, Mean Stinks “Anti-Bullying” and various social campaigns for Nissan Leaf, Ball Park, Allstate, Toyota, Miller Lite.
Outside the digital media space Anke produces brand campaigns and broadcast spots for Coca Cola, Ford, Google, DKNY to name a few. Her passion for music lead Anke to working on iconic music videos and concert events with Outkast, Jay-Z & Beyoncé, Missy Elliot, 50 Cent, Madonna, Ricky Martin, and System of a Down.
Together Anke Thommen and Sandrine Orabona are at the helm of Storyform a full-service production company based in Los Angeles creating socially impactful films, TV and media content.
Sandrine Orabona is an Emmy nominted director and producer with experience in documentary film, television and advertising, and the creative partner in Storyform, a women-run film production company based in Los Angeles. She focuses primarily on highly personal, character-based storytelling, her subjects ranging from ordinary people with extraordinary stories, to the personal and intimate sides of larger-than-life icons.
Directing projects include Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty Show Vol. 1 and 2 (Amazon Prime), a fiercely female fashion event featuring women of all backgrounds and body types. Lady Valor: The Kristin Beck Story (CNN Films), a feature-length follow-documentary on the life of Senior Chief Kristin Beck who served over 20 years as a U.S. Navy SEAL and transitioned to a new life as a transgender woman upon retirement. State of Play: First Ladies (HBO Sports), profiles the lives of three women married to men whose careers in high-profile sports have an impact on their family lives, featuring Super Bowl Champion Mike Tomlin and his wife Kiya, and NASCAR Sprint Cup Champion Kevin Harvick and his wife DeLana.
She has also worked extensively in music documentaries, including the record-breaking film This Is It (Sony Pictures), where she followed Michael Jackson in the final weeks of his life while preparing for his “This Is It” tour, produced the upcoming documentary on Rihanna, which provides an unfiltered look into the global icon, and directed Artbound’s The West Coast Sound: An LA Jazz Legacy (PBS) about the roots of art and activism in the South LA jazz community. She has directed long and short-form projects featuring artists Ne-Yo, Shakira, SZA, Becky G. and The Foreign Exchange.
Orabona’s brand work can be seen as part of Allstate’s Black History Month campaign #worthtelling as well as spots for clients including Miller Lite, McDonalds, Scion, Disney, Warner Bros. and Universal Studios.
The Roosterfish once was a cash-only dive bar catering to solely gay men in Venice, CA for 37 years. In 2012 GQ called Abbot Kinney Blvd., the street it was centered on, the “Coolest Block in America” and sped up the already percolating process of gentrification. With Google, YouTube and SnapChat moving in rents sky-rocketed and the bar had to close its doors. Now new owners are committed to reopening the bar, creating a space where all are welcome. Can a generation that survived Stonewall and the AIDS epidemic feel at home in the new space, embrace the change, and honor the effort made by new management?
Food Justice: A documentary exploring the causes of Food Inequality, who has taken on the mission to create food justice and how.
We are a development and production company led by women dedicated to creating high-quality branded and documentary content. We believe that media has the responsibility to inform, inspire and encourage change. Today’s audiences respond to content that is emotional at its core. That is our focus – intimate storytelling with an authentic message.