LONDON — Untold Studios (https://untoldstudios.tv), here, has launched its first studio in the US, which will be led by partners/executive producers Jo Arghiris and Christina Roldan. Untold Studios creates culturally relevant entertainment across advertising, music, film and TV. The studio launched in London in 2018 and has a community of directors, creatives, executives, technologists, VFX artists and designers that numbers more than 200. Credits include work for Adele, Placebo, Sam Smith, Dave, Kylie Minogue, Ed Sheeran and Stormzy, as well as commercials for Nike, New Balance, Playstation, Beats and Google. The studio’s VFX have also been featured in shows such as The Crown. Based in Culver City, Untold in LA will focus on production.
Photo (L-R): Christina Roldan and Jo Arghiris
Spearheading the expansion, Jo Arghiris and Christina Roldan bring a wealth of experience and creative relationships, having met when they were managing directors of the bi-coastal production studio Scholar. Arghiris is an experienced creative leader with a deep knowledge of all facets of mixed media production. Prior to joining Untold Studios, she was MD at Scholar and was previously an EP at The Mill and MPC.
Roldan joins Untold Studios after a stint at Facebook. Her production expertise spans design and animation, as well as live-action. She holds an MBA in business strategy, and spent time leading the new business efforts at Passion Pictures, prior to joining Scholar.
“Untold is about great talent doing great work,” explains Darren O’Kelly, CEO and co-founder. “Work that captures the imagination. The ambition for Untold in LA is to collaborate with the most visionary partners. And Jo and Christina are two exceptional creative leaders who understand the ever-evolving creative universe.”