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CRIS WIEGANDT HEADS TO FRIENDS ELECTRIC
26 October 2020

Award-winning director and multimedia artist Cris Wiegandt has joined the Friends Electric roster for representation.

The Berlin-based talent has become well-known throughout the industry for her distinctive animation style, which blends stop-motion with a slew of other handmade techniques. Each project carries her personal stamp, and her work is instantly recognisable for its craft and flair as a result.


Wiegandt has also expanded her repertoire over the years, so her reel now includes polished examples of bold, witty work across commercials, short films, and music promos. Friends Electric are thus delighted to have her on board, as their diverse, talented roster embraces a multi-disciplined approach to filmmaking whenever possible.


We always try to think differently, to find a unique creative solution to each project at Friends Electric, and with Cris, it’s exactly that which binds us.

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Executive producer Barney Richard says: "First and foremost, Cris is a lovely human being. It just so happens that she has found herself with loads and loads of creative talent and a complimentary take on creativity with Friends Electric; and it's for both those reasons that I'm chuffed to bits that she's joining us. We always try to think differently, to find a unique creative solution to each project at FE, and with Cris, it's exactly that that binds us."


Needless to say, Wiegandt is also excited to explore the creative opportunities her new home at Friends Electric will bring: "Coming from stop-motion and playing more and more with digital, I was looking for a place where I can merge all animation techniques. I love how Friends Electric has so much passion towards all details in every single frame. I'm sure that with their know how and my vision we will create colourful worlds in all manner of ways!"

For more information about what Cris Wiegandt brings to the table, check out her Friends Electric reel and get in touch with Barney Richard at barney@friendelectric.tv or on 07557 092 029.

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