Directing Duo Odd Bleat Join NOMINT Roster
From the release:
London, April 19th, 2018 – NOMINT has announced that award-winning directing duo Odd Bleat have joined its high-calibre roster for worldwide representation. Odd Bleat are a creative collaboration based in Greece and formed by Yannis Zoumakis and Manos Gerogiannis. The multi-talented pair are skilled animators, writers, designers and directors.
The duo’s creative partnership ignited in 2005 when they met whilst studying Graphic Design in Athens. During this time, they co-directed “Jachalay” – an award-winning short film that has been screened at film festivals around the globe including Oscar qualifying Palm Springs Short Film Festival. Coincidently, they both then went on to intern at NOMINT’s Greek office.
Pursuing an MSc in Filmmaking, Manos later moved to London and directed at MetFilm School. The long-term friends continued working together on commercial projects for clients and agencies, operating as a cloud-based studio. However, their success soon required a more solid foundation, Manos says: “We received bigger projects more often, which of course required bigger teams. Yannis and I decided to work with our closest collaborators all in the same place. So, I returned to Greece and the Odd Bleat studio was founded!”
Since establishing the collaboration in 2015, the pair has worked with brands including The Coca-Cola Foundation and TEDx winning multiple accolades including a Gold Ermis Award, a Gold Muse Award and a Webby Award Honoree. Their works have been screened at festivals including Film Fest and Magwill.
Now returning to NOMINT, Odd Bleat look forward to working on new projects: “NOMINT has a roster of super talented directors with incredible work that we love and admire. It is an honour to now be working among them. Through its representation in the UK and worldwide, we have a great opportunity to work on exciting new projects. The best is yet to come!”
Yannis adds: “The years we spent working with NOMINT as interns were crucial to our development as artists, so it feels that we never really stopped being part of the team!”
Commenting on the return of Yannis and Manos to the animation company, Marilena Vatseri, Managing Director and Executive Producer at NOMINT says: “We are extremely happy to welcome Odd Bleat to our NOMINT family! We love their style of directing, design and animation. They are both super talented and hardworking and I look forward to working on some amazing projects together!”