Peter Grasse & Spike Jonze talk business

EditorNews Make a Comment

Tokyo, Nov 4 – Dictionary Films Tokyo executive producer Peter Grasse – a well-known face in the NZ film & advertising sectors – returned to Berlin to talk film craft with music producer Sam Spiegel of California’s Squeak E Clean Productions. 

Spiegel’s recent content collaboration with director Spike Jonze for Kenzo Perfume (that’s it, above) has captured the imagination of audiences as a perfect marriage of music, dance and direction makes it a unanimous crowd pleaser.

Grasse’s talk with Spiegel, entitled My Mutant Musical Mind, aimed to unlock the genesis of Spiegel’s process by discussing his development as both composer, producer, musician, and all-round creative talent.

“This was exciting,” said Grasse. “I’d been wanting to talk shop with Sam for years. Besides being one of the top producers in the industry, Sam is a major motivational force in popular culture, as well as an all-round cool dude.”

My Mutant Musical Mind is part of Ciclope’s programme of events celebrating excellence in crafted commercial production. The annual event is eagerly anticipated and attended by directors, producers, creatives and clients from around the world.

“Ciclope is really special.” adds Grasse. “As of late, film craft juries around the world are plagued by politics and beset with a basic lack of knowledge of the individual elements of our craft. Ciclope is a cart show steered by the best craftsman our industry has to offer. Long may it live, and to many may it educate in regards to the excellence of execution.”

About dic·tion·ary films
dic·tion·ary films (ˈdik-shə-ˌner-ē fi(ə)m\)n. is Asia-Pacific’s newest full service production company based in Tokyo. Dictionary is different. With a carefully curated roster of the world’s best directors and producers, Dictionary develops crafted commercial content that’s not only exceptional in quality, but effective in achieving results. How? Dictionary works closely with post-production partner Cutters to deliver top quality production value from concept to launch. We eliminate redundancies in the production process so that resources are optimized for maximum client benefit. Our executions stand tall in a world of expanding consumer choice. Dictionary delivers. Check out our work. We’re passionate about filmmaking, and look forward to collaborating.

Share this Post