DIRECTORS

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DIRECTORS

Mercy Brothers represents directors who push boundaries in traditional filmmaking and interactive platforms.

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CHACHI RAMIREZ

Co-Founder / Director

With over a decade of experience in production and photography, Jorge “Chachi” Ramirez has directed and overseen creative concepts for feature films, web series, commercials, music videos, and live streams for a global audience. His expertise includes developing, directing, producing, writing, budgeting, shooting, lighting, and editing productions. As the former Head of Content for LP33 TV and the Head of Production for the Global Gaming League in Santa Monica Chachi brings a unique perspective on the future of content in the digital marketplace.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1480392559728{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 20% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”6189″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1452196873636{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: -35px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1479833645430{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]

BEN WATKINS

Director / Editor

Ben’s expertise lies in editing, directing and shooting short form non-fiction material, and his skills and experience allow him to act in diverse rolls – whether it be leading projects as director, collaborating as part of a team or executing complete projects independently.

Ben has edited numerous TV shows, promos and trailers over the last 10 years, including projects for DirecTV, MTV, Fuel TV and Conde Nast, and most recently has focused on directing and editing for action sports clients, namely Quiksilver, Billabong and Globe International. Using cameras from the RED epic to super 8 film, his filmmaking style ranges from timeless and cinematic to dynamic, cutting edge and experimental.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1480392577443{padding: 20% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”6206″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1452196632693{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: -35px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1479833614874{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]

BRIAN HAMMERS

Director / Producer

Brian Hammers specializes in narrative content as well as commercial content for major brands.

Starting as a PA, Brian worked his way up through the ranks on set. Brian created the Sunset Film Festival which lead him to being hired as the founding Program Director for the Mammoth International Film Festival, in Mammoth Lakes, CA. With his roots firmly cemented in production and storytelling, Brian next took a short stint as Head of Production for a major commercial production company and parlayed that into a Directing and Producing role at the world renown gaming company, Riot Games. After three years of creating documentary and branded content of all size budgets for Riot, Brian started his own company.  His client work includes Intuit QuickBooks, Riot Games (multiple teams), Rock Band 4, Halo, Ayzenberg, and RPA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1479834207762{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 5% !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 5% !important;background-color: #e8e8e8 !important;}”][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1480392583664{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 20% !important;}”][vc_single_image image=”6190″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1452197471718{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: -35px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1479833659131{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]

BRIAN BINS

Director

Brian Bins is a creative director and photographer living in Los Angeles. Starting grew up and began his agency career in the mid-west, and has lived in LA ever since. Brian has since worked in production, branding and advertising to collaborate with creative teams and clients to produce effective content in the fashion, music, film and broadcast industries. This experience has allowed him to travel the world doing what he loves directing shoots in New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles and Toronto to launch brands brands and create meaningful creative solutions for clients.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1480392589824{margin: 0px !important;border-width: 0px !important;padding: 20% !important;}”][vc_single_image img_size=”full” alignment=”center” css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1452197504976{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_text css_animation=”left-to-right” css=”.vc_custom_1479833685785{margin-top: 0px !important;margin-right: 0px !important;margin-bottom: 0px !important;margin-left: 0px !important;border-top-width: 0px !important;border-right-width: 0px !important;border-bottom-width: 0px !important;border-left-width: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-right: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;padding-left: 0px !important;}”]

CHRIS FITTS

Creative Director

Chris is a native Californian, producer, director, and a creative force of nature. Having cut his teeth in film & television early in his career, in 2005 he joined Global Gaming League (a competitive video game marketing company) and helped to create the Hip-Hop Gaming League with commissioner Snoop Dogg (in partnership with Sprite and MTV). Chris next took to producing content for DirecTV’s Championship Gaming Series, developed AAA-title marketing campaigns and trailers with g-NET Media, directed editorial gaming content with IGN, G4TV, and Gametrailers TV (aka Spike Digital Entertainment). Taking steps even closer to game development, in 2010 Chris joined Red 5 Studios and the game Firefall. As Marketing Director, he spearheaded one of the most successful showings at PAX Prime ever and generated amazing buzz for a free-to-play game in pre-release beta. Much of this experience enabled Chris achieve such great success at Riot Games in 2012.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″ css=”.vc_custom_1480392596485{padding: 20% !important;}”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”stretch_row_content_no_spaces” css=”.vc_custom_1452197148774{margin-bottom: -50px !important;background-color: #0a0a0a !important;}”][vc_column][vc_empty_space height=”50px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]