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Hornet West Expands With Addition of Director Dan Marsh

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Hornet, a talent-driven creative studio renowned for its work in motion design, animation, and live action, has expanded its West Coast presence with the signing of director Dan Marsh. Off the heels of their recent rebrand, Hornet’s continued expansion in Los Angeles will reinforce their position as a production partner of excellence in an ever-evolving creative landscape.

Los Angeles based Executive Producer Jo Arghiris: “The West Coast has always been a dynamic and innovative market that is receptive to new ideas and has a deep reverence for the filmmaking process. The addition of stellar talent based here in Los Angeles will only further reinforce Hornet’s capabilities and our ambition to tell stories in meaningful ways. I had the pleasure of working with Dan many years ago and I am thrilled to be reunited with him as we continue to build our presence here on the West Coast.”

A medium-agnostic director, Dan excels in storytelling by fluidly moving between various filmmaking techniques. This versatility creates diverse work which defies easy categorization. His films are characterized by charm and insight, with a profound understanding of the human condition. He consistently aims to capture the emotional truths in his work.

Dan’s unconventional journey in film is marked by self-driven creativity from an early age. His early endeavors, from odd jobs to fund creative pursuits and independent animation projects, laid a diverse foundation in film and storytelling. Earning an MFA in Digital Media from the prestigious Rhode Island School of Design, he expanded his multidisciplinary expertise. Later, as a professor, Dan fostered cross-disciplinary and experimental projects. Evolving into VFX supervision and eventually directing, his career is a dynamic tapestry of personal initiatives, educational roles, and varied industry positions which include time at MPC, ManvsMachine, Buck, and now, Hornet.

Hornet’s Managing Partner Hana Shimizu: “Dan possesses a remarkable talent for captivating audiences with his distinct directorial voice, which articulates a concise poetry of visual storytelling. His work often surprises with tone and technique but showcases an unwavering commitment to impeccable craftsmanship. We’re excited to see what Dan and Jo build together on the West Coast. Their robust partnership is very much in sync with our company’s core philosophy: making the seemingly impossible possible, in the most elegant and thoughtful of ways.”

Dan Marsh: “I’m so excited to reunite with Jo and partner with a studio I’ve admired for so long. Hornet fosters such incredible talent and it’s honestly a privilege to be a part of their exciting next steps.”