Object & Animal have completed the signing of German filmmaker Francisco Sendino for UK and US representation.
Dusseldorf-born Sendino cites Japanese cinema as an inspiration, particularly Juzo Itami's 1985 food comedy 'Tampopo'. This led to online short film 'Exchange' - an eggy tribute to what Sendino calls Itami's "blunt weirdness".
It's a strong calling card, with the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg graduate always pursuing fresh viewpoints and subject matter. Naturally, the likes of Object & Animal executive producer Dom Thomas are keen to nurture Sendino's inquisitive style.
For now, though, check out Sendino's engaging profile of drug dealer-turned-model and water safety instructor Billy Ray Suggs. As well as flexing his not-inconsiderable muscles, Suggs explains his transformation from 'Psycho Bill' to free-spirited talent with Sendino teasing out plenty of sinewy details.