ERIC CARLSON ‐ Editor/Partner
New York‐born Eric Carlson spent his colorful youth living in Europe ‐‐ Düsseldorf to London ‐‐ where his editing career began at Jennie & Co. Carlson returned to his birthplace for a staff position at a top NY edit house, cutting commercials, TV series’, music videos and feature films. In 1997, Carlson partnered with four colleagues to open Chinagraph, a premier creative editorial boutique before co‐founding Hooligan.
Notable agencies and network clients on Carlson’s resume include: BBDO, DDB Needham, FCB, Gotham Group, Liquid TV, Lowe and Partners, Merkley Newman Harty, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy & Mather and Young & Rubicam. He has edited campaigns for the Ad Council, American Express, Amtrak, AT&T, Bahamas Tourism, BP, Braun, Capitol One, Chevron, Denny’s, Dr Pepper, Fanta, Fresh Direct, KFC, Heineken, Hershey’s, Maybelline, Mobil, Mercedes, New York Times, New York Lottery, Novartis, Olympus, P&G, Priceline, Sony, United Way, USPS, Verizon Wireless and Visa. Carlson has had the pleasure of working with top‐level commercial directors: Lance Acord, Michael Bay, Anouk Besson, Carlton Chase, Michael Cuesta, Leslie Dektor, Bruce Dowad, Bob Giraldi, Paul Giraud, Michael Grasso, Paula Grief, Michael Karbelnikoff, Robert Leacock, Dan Levinson, Errol Morris, Phil Morrison, Noam Murro, Dewey Nicks, Marcus Nispel, Mark Pellington, David Ramser, Jim Sonzero, David Shane, Kinka Usher, Wil Van Der Vlugh, Paula Walker and Charles Wittenmeier.
In the film lot, Carlson’s first feature L.I.E. was selected for the Dramatic Competition at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the New Directors series at MOMA. He also co‐edited Twelve and Holding, which debuted in 2006.
JANE KELLER ‐ Editor
Jane Keller delivers a unique blend of technical skill, artistic sensibility and marketing perspective. With her creative sensibility, attention to detail and passionate approach, Jane’s enthusiastic focus and energy can shape a client’s creative vision to tell the clearest, most compelling story possible. She is formally trained in fine arts, holding a degree from Tufts University and The School of The Museum of Fine Arts. Jane’s career began as an installation artist in Boston, during which time she earned an award for public service in the arts. She came to New York City to work for Mierl Ukeles before eventually transitioning into editorial work.
Prior to Hooligan, Jane made stops at Mackenzie Cutler, Mad River, The Now Corporation, Company X Edit and Version 2. She has worked on a wide variety of projects for brands and clients such as Nextel, NASCAR, Kodak, Royal Caribbean and Pilsner Urquell. Jane’s visual storytelling skills inform her editing style. Boards Magazine recognized her unique blend of creative and technical talent, naming her among the best new editorial talents of 2003. Jane has also worked on several music video and film projects: most notably, a 2005 Lenny Kravitz documentary/concert film; episodes of Dallas Swat and First 48 for A&E; and, finally, Vital Voices: A Global Movement, a short film directed by Barbara Kopple.
Jonathan Del Gatto - Editor
Jonathan Del Gatto is an award-winning editor of commercials, films, music videos, and television. His work has earned a Cannes Gold Lion, a Sundance Short Filmmaking Award, seven London International Advertising Awards, an AICP Editing Award, and eight inclusions into the permanent Film/TV collection at the Museum of Modern Art New York.
Jonathan began his career working on ground breaking new shows for MTV (MTV Sports, The Real World) and was quickly lured into advertising at the then newly opened Red Car NY. He went on to edit some of the industry’s most iconic and ground breaking work for artists and advertisers such as Nike, Ford, Budweiser, Coca-Cola, Michael Jackson, P. Ditty, and Matt and Kim. He has edited many notable spots for directors Tom Kuntz, Marcus Nispel, Joe Pytka, Tony Scott, and Craig Gillespie.
He played a major role in the birth of “branded content” and “digital entertainment” having editing the Amazon Theater Films for Fallon and RSA and winning the first AICP Next Award for his work on the Chambers Hotel films for BDM. Jonathans long format work includes films which have premier at most of the worlds major film festivals including Paul Williams- still alive currently on the festival circuit and The Legend of Awesomest Maximus a TV movie for Comedy Central.
KANE PLATT ‐ Editor/Partner
Following film school at NYU, Kane’s career began at Dennis Hayes & Associates where he was eventually promoted to senior editor before going on to co‐found Chinagraph. While continuing to cut high‐end commercials at Chinagraph, Kane also began editing features, as well as producing and editing documentaries. Kane co‐edited Director Michael Cuesta’s feature film L.I.E., an official selection for the Dramatic competition at Sundance, as well as the New Directors series at MOMA. His second feature as an editor, Twelve and Holding, made its international debut at the Toronto Film Festival. Ridley and Tony Scott executive produced his third feature, Tell Tale. Most recently, Kane completed work on Roadie, premieres at The Tribeca Film Festival this year.
Kane’s commercial work has garnered CLIO Awards, The London International Advertising Awards and, most recently, he was an AICP Awards Show Finalist. His commercial credits include campaigns for American Airlines, AT&T, Chase, Citigroup, Dupont, Smirnoff, Sprite, Subaru, Samsung, Time Warner Cable, Acela, and Chevron; and agencies mcgarrybowen, Digitas, Arnold Communications, DDB, Ogilvy & Mather and Publicis. Kane has collaborated with top directorial talent including Mathew Badger, Michael Bay, Michael Cuesta, Jeff Darling, Danny Ducovny, Jeffrey Fleisig, Erik Ifergen, Miles Goodall, Rocky Morton, Lloyd Stein, Gary Mckendry, Brett Froomer.
PETE SLIFE ‐ Editor
Pete Slife loves to tell a good story. His Aunt Jean noticed this at age 3, and the storytelling hasn’t stopped since. Whether it’s a documentary, short film or commercial, the storytelling aspect is what has always drawn Pete to each project as an editor. He has cut numerous award-winning shorts, with festival screenings at SilverDocs, SXSW and MoMA and the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, to name a few. His work “The Guarantee” also took home best short honors at the Newport International Film Festival. Another short, 35x24x36 played on the 2010 season of PBS’s documentary show, P.O.V.
Pete has cut TV and web spots for Chevron’s acclaimed Human Energy Campaign (2007-2008), PWC, The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Zappos; here, notable agency clients include mcgarrybowen, Publicis, Strawberry Frog, and Young & Rubicam. He was integral to the popular Zappos viral web campaign, which made headlines as CNN reporter Anderson Cooper reported on the advertisement as if it were real news. As a result, Zappos' "World's Fastest Nudist" was picked up globally, as news agencies reported from Sweden to Tokyo. Pete recently finished editing his first feature documentary “Land of England” which details an illegitimate boxing club in an unsavory London neighborhood. Pete, who co-wrote the film with director Jedd Thomas, is looking forward to screening the film on the festival circuit in anticipation of 2012 Olympic Games in London.
PETER MOSTERT – Editor
Peter Mostert’s editing career took off in South Africa where he was owner/editor of Cutaways. Renowned in the South African market, Cutaways was the first editorial company of its kind to open in the prominent cites of Johannesburg and Cape Town. Cutaways served not only the local creative community, but also international clients: from USA and Europe, to the Middle and Far East. At Cutaways, Peter won 12 editing awards, including the prestigious Loerie Award for 8 consecutive years – an unequalled feat for the annual event, which receives entries spanning the whole of Africa and the Middle East.
In 2001, Peter moved to the USA for a position at Lost Planet before moving over to Chemistry and his current home, Hooligan. His editing talents have propelled visual and comedic commercial projects for an array of products and brands ‐‐ beauty to automotive ‐‐ while collaborating with some of the industry’s top commercial directors: Errol Morris, David Macnamara, Keith Rose, Kim Geldenhuys and Jorn Haagen; noteworthy brands include Nike, Garnier, US Marines, P&G, Citibank, Subaru, Crocs, Audi, Mercedes, Cisco, Cannon, Verizon.
THOMAS OSTUNI ‐ Editor
Thomas Ostuni brings more than 15 years’ experience to Hooligan where he is excited to help evolve the editorial collective in the ever-shifting world of postproduction. As a film and commercial editor, he combines his love of filmmaking, photography and music into a creatively satisfying career.
Thomas’ notable commercial work includes projects for Emergen-C, Buitoni, Lands’ End, Iams, U.S. Men's Soccer and Bounty, working with agencies Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi and Ogilvy. Thomas’ creative imprint spans beyond the ad world, with a variety of music video projects, viral web content and independent feature films, which has garnered him editing accolades such as a Platinum Remi Award from the Houston International Film Festival (All Star MVP for Ecko) and AICE finalist honors for Acela. Thomas also had the honor of attending the Sundance Film Festival for his work on the independent feature film “Franchesca Page.” Looking onward, Thomas hopes to continue his charge into the fray of image and sound, creating content that makes you feel, move and think if only for a moment.
KATE OWEN ‐ Editor
At age 18, Kate Owen’s passion for cinema and an unwavering drive led her to the door of Jim Bambrick, a great editor looking for a protégé. And so a film career was born. As a visual storyteller in today’s digital world, Kate credits her focus and work ethic to those formative years when she edited on a 35mm Steenbeck. Kate has since racked up a streak of awards in the commercial and film world, including Silver and Gold honors at Cannes, BTAA and the D&AD Awards, as well as best web film at the Andy’s and The One show. Kate’s short films have screened worldwide as official selections of international film festivals in Toronto, Clermont-Ferrand and Palm Springs and many more. In 2011 she received a coveted BAFTA nomination for the short film, “Turning. ”For Kate, the key is orchestrating a poetic series of beautiful images to make unforgettable impressions. With a knack for seeing story in picture, sound and dialogue, she edits with an eye for the heart of every project. Her body and range of work is a testament to her versatility, as she’s equally adept at comedy, drama and beauty in the short-form arena. Passionate about comedy, she taps a strong sense of both the traditional and the surreal, humoring audiences with the off-beat worlds she creates. She can cut a heart-pounding race scene full of adrenaline, or build on a great performance to elevate emotion and mood. The “usual thing” is not part of Kate’s vocabulary. She’s always looking for a way to make every project the best it can be behind her longstanding philosophy to meet and exceed client expectations. The edit chair is her favorite place to be, because in comedy, drama, romance, sports, dance, music, and life itself—it’s all about the timing.
ROSEMARY QUIGLEY ‐ Managing Director/Partner
A native New Yorker, Rosemary began her post‐production career at Scali, McCabe, Sloves Advertising, working in both print and broadcast. After five years on the agency side, she moved over to postproduction, taking on the Executive Producer role at Dennis Hayes & Associates for seven years. In 1997, Rosemary and four colleagues from Dennis Hayes founded Chinagraph Inc., a New York City‐based off‐line editorial company specializing in high‐end commercials, documentaries and feature films.
Rosemary has post produced commercials for American Express, AT&T (Wireless), BMW, Capital One, Chevron, Coke, Diet Coke, Elizabeth Arden, IBM, Maybelline, Pepsi, Reebok, Verizon, and Visa, among others. In addition to commercials, she co‐produced End of the Century – The Story of the Ramones, which not only garnered a Grammy nomination, but also emerged a festival favorite at Slamdance, Toronto, Berlin, and Stockholm film festivals.
Rosemary is a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Independent Creative Editors and Secretary of The Kalish Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the relief of Tibetan refugees. She received her B.A. in Communications from Fordham University.
SUE WLADAR ‐ Executive Producer
Before becoming a Hooligan, Sue Wladar brought nineteen years’ post production experience to Chinagraph in 2009. From General Manager to Executive Producer, Sue’s versatile experience has landed her at some of New York’s most prominent post houses. Her diverse career began in the music industry, where she handled PR and tour management for now legendary bands, including The Smashing Pumpkins, Hole and The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. Her music industry experience attributes to her wealth of professional knowledge and her ability to effectively handle any situation that comes her way. Firmly established in post production, she has produced numerous US and global ad campaigns for clients including Absolut, Adidas, Nike, Levis, Olay, Puma, Sprint and Wendy’s, as well as music videos and events for The Beastie Boys, David Byrne, David Bowie, Steely Dan and Santana.