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Chuchie Hill is a Spanish/British director, creative director and producer. Born on the Island of Mallorca where she redirected her competitive sailing life passion to film, to win a One Show Entertainment Award for directing the campaign that introduced Jambox to the Brazilian market, for which she also was shortlisted at Cannes, a Human Interest Award for the documentary Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down, a Streamy nomination for Best Branded Entertainment Web Series for Lexus, and a nomination at the Los Angeles Women´s International Film Festival, she´s also known for her BBC commissioned video art installation Laughing Portraits Pursuit of Happiness.
Born in Palma de Mallorca, Spain, Chuchie found her sailing life passion expanding to film at the age of 15 when she became an actor’s personal translator. From then on, she worked on every position she could get her hands on, and for some of the biggest agencies out there, such as Leo Burnett, DDB, TBWA Chiat/Day, BBDO, Saatchi & Saatchi, McCann-Erickson, LMPM, Grey advertising, Gotham, Wunderman, Dentsu International, TBWA Hakuhodo, and most recently with Digital Kitchen, San Francisco based Pereira & O’Dell and top Latin Ad Agency Lopez Negrete.
Graduating in Art, and in Film Direction at CECC in Barcelona, she shortly after began the festival circuit with her short film “Hola to the World”, starring Jena Malone and Hugh Bonneville, which was selected in various festivals worldwide. Chuchie’s body of work, both captures the essence of her subjects and reflects her rich cultural experiences.
Sailing and the Ocean having still a profound place and passion in her heart, Chuchie is currently in post-production on the documentary she´s producing and directing; “In the Sea You’ll Find Me,” about the young Mexican surf champion Walter Caloca. Her powerful portrayal of this incredible story led to her acceptance into the Ocean Artist Society and board of directors for UAPO, while also launching a non profit corporation under the name In the Sea Productions. Her previous documentary, “Baby Let Your Hair Hang Down”, was included in both the Miami Film Festival and the Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival, and awarded the Human Interest award at the Monaco Film Festival.
Chuchie’s latest One Show awarded directorial pursuit is a campaign for Jambox by Jawbone, which features Snoop Dogg and Rio de Janeiro’s rap pioneer Marcelo D2, during the creation of their new track release “Obrigado, Brasil.” It took home a One Show award and a nomination in Cannes. Chuchie also Second Unit Directed a series of Lexus commercials that were nominated by Ogilvy as Best Branded Entertainment Web Series at the Streamy Awards.
In the US, Chuchie began directing behind the scenes segments for Guerlain with Hilary Swank, Volvo, and Beyonce’s “Check on it” music video, while simultaneously producing commercials, both for stills and live action. Chuchie’s work as a Producer ranges from shoots for publications such as ID-Magazine, Nike, Volvo, FLAIR Magazine, and Men’s Health to music videos for EELS, O´Spada, Viva City, The Ruse or Sise.
Influenced by her previous studies at MASSANA Design & Art School in Barcelona, Chuchie was commissioned by BBC Radio3 to exhibit “Laughing Portraits-Pursuit of Happiness”- a video art installation she created and directed. In 2011 the forty flat TV screen installation was shown at the main concourse of the Norman Foster-designed Sage Gateshead Hall. Prior to that, in 2004, she launched TrickorTreat Visual Factory- a web design studio that has shaped the visual identity and branding of many production companies and artists.
So far, Chuchie has collaborated with and been irrevocably inspired by creative minds such as Terry Richardson , the Hugh Brothers- the first twins to take co-credit as directors allowed by the DGA, the creator of Rotoshop software program for computer animation Bob Sabiston, Director of the first Peruvian Academy Award nominee Claudia Llosa, one of RSA’s top Directors Carl Erik Rinsch, Rocky Morton, founder and director of MJZ- known as the most dominant player in commercial productions, and Nacho Gayan- honored advertising director of the decade in Spain.
Sept. 2014: Anonymous Song, my first feature script I wrote together with my writing partner Will Wallace, becomes a finalist at the Sundance Screenwriters Lab!
June 2014: Served as judge on Jury for HSFF (HollyShorts Film Festival)
February 2014: A wee mention on Creative Cow...
November 2013: New steps for In The Sea You´ll Find Me documentary and Anonymous Song Feature Screenplay.
October 2013: Pencil Wells Fargo.
September 2013: Edit Hava´s Kitchen, to view click here. Pass: Havas
August 2013: Prepping Walgreens shoot.
July-August 2013: Shoot Hava´s Kitchen, to view click here. Pass: Havas
July 2013: Broadway World article on Gain spot, to view click here.
July 2013: Shoot & release of new Gain spot, to view click here.
June 2013: Wrapped up ESPN/Disney.
May 2013: Wrapped up Walmart.
Jan 2012: Creative Review on Snoop piece.
Jan 2012: review on Snoop Dogg video on Evigshed.
Jan 2012: Review on the Drum.
Signed by MRB non exclusive since 2012 Creativity
Dec 2011: Page on the San Francisco Egotist.
Nov 2010: Review on Televisual about Laughing Portraits Pursuit of Happiness.
Nov 2010: Laughing Portraits on the British Journal.
Feb 2010: Viva City music video on the Journal.
Nov 2009: Heartour music vídeo in Hip Video Promo.