RockHouse Films Adds Two New Directors
RockHouse Films has hired two new directors, Dave Mead and Walter May. Mead and May join directors Rocky Powell and Luke Coffee, further enhancing the RockHouse team.
Dave Mead is an Austin, Texas-based commercial photographer and director with a penchant for the weird and unusual. He brings a quirky and comedic style to his directing, RockHouse says. Recently, he wrapped spots for North Texas Water Authority and the Center for Child Protection. Mead spent 10 years at GSD&M, mostly as a broadcast producer. After leaving GSD&M, he carved out a successful career as a commercial photographer. Ten years of producing, combined with 10 years of shooting, has led Mead to the world of directing.
“Having known and having worked alongside Rocky for nearly twenty years, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the RockHouse team,” Mead said.
Director Walter May hails from Los Angeles. His work for brands such as Toyota, Starbucks, ESPN, Walmart, and Smirnoff has been described as fresh and stylish. May has worked with numerous celebrity talent including Katy Perry, Kobe Bryant, Mike Ditka, Serena Williams, and Eminem. Most recently, he was at advertising agency 72andSunny, where he was director/editor/creative. “I feel like my career path has given me a unique vision on creative collaboration,” May said. “A successful project to me means that we have created a memorable film that strategically aligns with our brand partners. A variety of people have put their souls into a project for months before I even touch it. It’s my job to bring the Rock-N-Roll, but to make sure the crowd is loving it.”
Owner and Director Rocky Powell said: “We are really excited to have Dave and Walter on the roster. I’ve known Dave for years and his ability to bring out the humor is a real gift. He’s got a unique comedic style that is a great complement to our current roster. Walter brings a cool and hip style to all his work. His creativity really helps elevate projects to the next level. You definitely want these guys on your team. We’ve been getting a great response to both of their reels.”