DETROIT — Creative editorial and post boutique Hiatus (www.hiatuspost.com) has launched in Detroit. Opened by founder/senior editor Shane Patrick Ford, the new company features the leadership team of executive producer/partner Catherine Pink, and newly signed executive producer Joshua Magee. Additional talent includes editor Josh Beebe, composer/editor David Chapdelaine and animator James Naugle.
Hiatus is a full-service, post studio offering in-house creative editorial, original music composition and motion graphics. Their creative content offerings cover categories such as documentary, narrative, conceptual, music videos, and advertising media for all video platforms. The company employs a progressive approach of keeping a small core team while tapping into its network of co-creators to work together through the finishing process.
The roots of Hiatus began with The Factory, an off-the-grid music venue founded by Shane Ford while he was still in college. Providing a venue for local Detroit musicians to play, as well as touring bands, The Factory helped define an era in Detroit’s emerging music scene. Ford, along with a small group of creatives, then formed The Work - a production company focused on commercial and advertising projects. For Ford, the launch of Hiatus is an opportunity to focus solely on his editorial projects and to expand his creative reach and that of his team nationally.
Leading up to the launch of Hiatus, the team has worked on projects for brands such as Sony, Ford Motor Company, Acura, and Bush’s, as well as recent music videos for Lord Huron, Parquet Courts and the Wombats. The Hiatus team is also putting the finishing touches on the company’s first original feature film, Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win. The film uncovers a Detroit Police decoy unit named STRESS and the efforts made to restore civil order in 1970s post-rebellion Detroit. Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win makes its debut at the Indy Film Festival on Sunday, April 29th and Tuesday May 1st in Indianapolis, before it hits the film festival circuit.
“Launching Hiatus was a natural evolution for me,” says Ford. “It was time to give my creative team even more opportunities, to expand our network and to collaborate with people across the country that I’ve made great connections with. As the post team evolved within The Work, we outgrew the original role it played within a production company. We began to develop our own team, culture, offerings, and our own processes. With the launch of Hiatus, we are poised to better serve the visual arts community, to continue to grow, and to be recognized for the talented creative team we are.”