ABOUT

HOSTAGE FILMS IS A FULL-SERVICE COMMERCIAL FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY AND CREATIVE CONTENT STUDIO PRODUCING FILM, TELEVISION COMMERCIALS, BRANDED/DIGITAL CONTENT AND MUSIC VIDEOS.

FOUNDED IN 2012, WITH A LANDING PAGE AND SMALL OFFICE IN INDUSTRY CITY, BROOKLYN, HOSTAGE FILMS HAS GONE ON TO PARTNER WITH GLOBAL AGENCIES AND FORTUNE 500 CLIENTS TO CREATE AWARD WINNING WORK AROUND THE WORLD.

HOSTAGE FILMS TAKES PRIDE IN FULL CREATIVE COLLABORATION, RELENTLESS VISION, AND PRODUCTION EXCELLENCE.

THE TEAM

DIRECTOR / DP / PHOTOGRAPHER || RUBEN LATRE 

ORIGINALLY FROM BARCELONA, RUBEN LATRE TAUGHT HIMSELF HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH, EDIT AND DIRECT VIDEOS. SINCE THEN, HE HAS WON BEST NEW DIRECTOR AT APCP MADRID, WAS FEATURED AT THE DGA IN SHOOT’S NEW DIRECTORS SHOWCASE AND SHORTLISTED AT AICP. HIS WORK HAS BEEN HAILED AS "GORGEOUS, NUANCED, AND ETHEREAL" BY ADWEEK. HE HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD FOR CLIENTS INCLUDING PFIZER, PHILIP MORRIS AND SAMSUNG.

FOUNDER / EXECUTIVE PRODUCER || MELISSA BETH

MELISSA BETH SPENT SIX YEARS AT MTV NETWORKS WORKING IN ADVERTISING SALES, ON-AIR PROGRAMMING, BRANDED CONTENT, COMMERCIALS AND PROMOS. SHE PRODUCED TWO INDIE FEATURES AND WAS THE 2ND UNIT PRODUCER ON KEVIN HART: LET ME EXPLAIN. SINCE FOUNDING HOSTAGE FILMS IN 2012, SHE HAS PRODUCED WORK FOR CLIENTS INCLUDING: VERIZON, AMERICAN STANDARD, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM AND MICROSOFT.

 EXECUTIVE PRODUCER || JEN ZAR

JEN ZAR HAS 20 YEARS OF MARKETING AND ADVERTISING EXPERIENCE, INCLUDING EIGHT YEARS OF DIRECT TO CONSUMER STRATEGY AND COMMERCIAL PRODUCTION EXPERIENCE. JEN HAS WORKED ON AWARD WINNING CAMPAIGNS ACROSS TV, DIGITAL AND SOCIAL CHANNELS FOR PFIZER, ASTRAZENECA AND DAIICHI SANKYO.

 

PARTIAL LIST OF CLIENTS:

 SAMSUNG, VERIZON, MICROSOFT, PHILIP MORRIS, P&G, TRAVELERS INSURANCE & PFIZER

 

... CREATIVE SPIRIT (HOSTAGE) IN THE COMMERCIAL WORLD ...