Rocket.film directors ditch ego and pretense to get the job done right.
Rocket.film is an award-winning collective of directors and producers who want to empower artists and change the world.
Different styles. Unique perspectives. Shared goals. No prima donnas. What binds us? No ego. No pretense. Just a common desire to make exceptional commercials and films. We have access to every imaginable tool under the sun and we are driven to find a brilliant concept with universal resonance. When we do, we’re better positioned than most to execute the idea supremely.
Born in New Zealand. Lived in Rome. Lived in Sudan. That’s the short list. Ken grew up around the world before landing and settling in LA. He is and has always been a voyager at-heart and he truly considers each job a creative journey. One in which he involves the agency, creative team, clients, and producers from the beginning and through to the end, because he’s learned over time that this type of collaboration yields the best results. Like the rest of the Rocket team, he has a strong desire to tell stories, a little differently each time, and often for those who don’t have the opportunity to do so for themselves. He’s got stories of his own that you will never forget which he’s willing to share. Once on-set together, all you have to do is ask.
A lover of narrative storytelling, and an avid documentarian who describes herself as very story-, image-, character-, and landscape-driven, Dara Bratt prefers not to be pigeonholed. She poses the question, "Who doesn't want to be propelled forward?" and challenges anyone to "to ignite something underneath [her] to spark a new adventure." Read her bio below to learn what undeniably makes her bonafide Rocket material.
Drawn to storytelling and always looking to do more of it, Alex, like Dara, doesn’t have an affinity for being pigeonholed either. He’d much prefer to spread his wings and fly. He enjoys learning all aspects of the art of film production and wants his work to reflect that a little more with each project he takes on. “Five years from now, I don’t want to be known for what I’m doing right now,” says Alex. For him, it’s all about the process and the evolution.
Trevor likes doing work that kicks ass, pushes boundaries, is worth talking about, that might make the news, and hopefully affects some change. So, he fits right in. Whether it’s exploring uncharted territory for an already established brand, or work that is entirely new for the category, the aim is to push the creative and the execution as far as they might go. And alter the trajectory of advertising along the way. A huge fan of collaboration, he thrives on working with agency creatives and his crew to come at a project from all angles and deliver something award-worthy, unexpected, and sometimes even light years from the seed of an idea from whence it came.
Klaus’ mission is simple. Empower artists and change the world. Give a voice to the voiceless. Call attention to things that matter. Use our resources to build stories around them. Create resounding, lasting effects. Like we said, simple. In short, do great work and leave the world a better place than when you came. The role of directors, producers, and film makers is a big one. With that power to create comes great responsibility. He’s all about it.
Sam brings to the table a background in still photography, visual effects, and architecture. In some ways, visually, he might be considered a true master builder or even The Special. Mainly, he’s interested in creating imagery (of all types) and the source of that imagery can vary greatly depending upon the needs of the project. In his mind, there are no walls and no boundaries or, if there are, you can just pick them up and move them somewhere over there. The only limits to what we can do are the ones we create.
Dave directs, edits, produces, and more. He does all of these things with a scary level of excellence, abandon, and ease. Yet, he’s one of the chillest people you will ever meet. His car is a replica of K.I.T.T. from the long-running series Knight Rider, if that tells you anything. He and Sara went to the same college and met when she was a PA on The Single Guy, and he was the assistant editor on Seinfeld. The rest, as they say, is history.