NEW YORK CITY — Tom McCullough has joined the finishing department at Moving Picture Company (moving-picture.com), where he will serve as creative director, finishing. He brings two decades of experience in feature films, commercials and episodic work to MPC.
Photo (L-R): Claus Hansen and Tom McCullough
McCullough has contributed to campaigns for numerous global brands, including Microsoft, Louis Vuitton, BMW, Best Buy, American Express and Coca-Cola, as well as to music videos for Kanye West and Lil’ Kim. His experience also spans features and episodics, having lent his expertise to projects that include Marvel’s The Defenders, HBO’s The Wire, and Sex and the City.
MPC has worked on a string of high-profile campaigns for global brands that include Tommy Hilfiger, Tiffany & Co., Louis Vuitton and CoverGirl.
“I’m looking forward to working with the enormous pool of talent at MPC, leading a department and helping build something exciting,” says McCullough. “I love creating relationships with clients and helping realize their vision. As a Flame Artist, there is already a great deal of that in the room, but as creative director, I’m looking forward to being involved in the process all the way through from inception to completion.”
“This prominent new addition marks the studio’s commitment to boosting their finishing capabilities and being at the forefront of the beauty space,” notes MPC CEO Mark Benson. “As their finishing work has grown considerably, Tom will be driving these projects forward and pushing them even further. His vast experience in both the creative and technical aspects of the industry, as well as his keen eye and incredible versatility, makes him the perfect person for the role.”
MPC’s other US studio has also had a sharp emphasis on their finishing capabilities. The Los Angeles studio hired Claus Hansen as creative director in 2017 to spearhead their team. Hansen has since led significant campaigns at the studio, most recently the Infiniti campaign Konrad’s World, directed by MJZ’s Craig Gillespie (“I, Tonya”), and the front cover of Vanity Fair’s 25th Hollywood Issue featuring talent such as Chadwick Boseman, Regina King and Rami Malek.