Los Angeles & San Francisco, CA – With director brandon dickerson as its central directorial talent, kaboom productions has launched music video division BOOM. For dickerson, who is known for his clips for Sixpence None The Richer, Thousand Foot Krutch, Dishwalla, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Vince Gill and Switchfoot, the move was sparked by the desire to have complete representation under one roof. For kaboom founder/executive producer lauren schwartz, establishing BOOM further solidifies the company as a complete content provider.
“This is an exciting time for music videos. With PDAs and the internet requiring more creative content, I truly believe that we will see a resurgence in the demand for quality music videos,” says Executive Producer lauren schwartz. “Being someone who has always had a passion for music (and is a singer/songwriter on the side) the idea of opening BOOM to blend my love for music, our knowledge of great production, and a desire to have all these assets under one roof, made the BOOM move a natural next step.”
Initially, the music video division will focus on the talent of brandon dickerson, with possible future signings. dickerson was most recently represented by Merge@Crossroads in the music video arena, was the owner/director of his own successful music video company Spiral Films and enjoyed a brief stint at Propaganda before they closed.
dickerson is known for pushing technical boundaries presenting a combination of subtle humor, authentic performance, and beautiful images in both his commercial and music video projects. A rare talent, he works in a wide range of styles both in commercials and music videos.
“I’ve always enjoyed directing Music Videos,” comments dickerson. “From no-budget one-man indie rock shoots to high gloss VH1 fare, I continue to enjoy the creative process. My main goal is to craft inspired visuals that naturally fuse with original songwriting. If the two become one you end up with everyone happy – from the video commissioner to the lead singer’s girlfriend.”
In the commercial realm, one of his most acclaimed spots (garnering numerous awards including the Cannes Gold Lion, D&AD, and an AICP award) for the SF Jazz Fest shows off his subtle visual comedy talents. He also has a vast portfolio of “real people” work for PDFA, and Autodesk, among others; and is known for his music video-inspired fashion work with such clients as JC Penny, Converse, Mervyn’s and Dockers.
In the music video arena, his talents are just as diverse, working in several different genres — from edgy with such artists as Switchfoot &, Thousand Foot Crutch; to classic pop like Jump 5 and Play; to beauty and glamour including Sixpence None the Richer and the top-selling, internationally-recognized Lebanese Diva Elissa filmed in Prague and Beirut.
dickerson drives his passion for storytelling by pursuing a variety of creative talents beyond commercials and music videos, to include documentaries, screenwriting and photography. In the vein of a true “creative content” master- dickerson has served as both director and photographer for commercial campaigns, putting his imprint in both the film and print world for such clients as Famous Footwear and Converse. And in the music video world, he is often called on to shoot album covers and has done so for such artists such as Jeremy Camp, Matt Redman, and the band Everyone.
Drawing on true-life inspiration, dickerson’s short film satirizing the work of “professional music video actors” was showcased at Resfest in 33 countries around the globe, as well as the MVPA’s Directors Cuts Festival and the Coachella Film Festival.
For more information, please visit www.boommv.com