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Bullitt adds “Top Gear” director Scott Weintrob to roster


By Kyle O'Brien | Creative Works Editor

August 23, 2016 | 2 min read

Creative studio and filmmaker collective Bullitt gained some high-octane power with the recent addition of director Scott Weintrob. Weintrob’s brand of high action storytelling can be seen in his global spots for brands including Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Lenovo, Cadillac, Volvo, and Acura. His work on Walkers for Abbot Mead Vikers BBDO was awarded at Cannes, D&AD and the Creative Circle Awards.

Weintrob joins a roster that already includes some incredible directing talent, including Bullitt’s co-founder Justin Lin, Diego Contreras and Larry Charles.

"Scott is a unique talent and his impressive work in both short and long-form makes him an ideal complement to our filmmaker roster,” said Lin. “On a personal note, I am thrilled that he’s joined Bullitt as his blend of narrative fearlessness and high octane automotive skills are second to none."

Weintrob brings an exciting style, one he has built up over the years, first as a director of four seasons of the BBC’s wildly popular “Top Gear,” then as a multi-talented director of everything from documentaries (“An Evening in Space” on auteur David LaChapelle and a fashion short with Kim Basinger) to his auto-heavy commercials, including a gravity-defying “Ascension” for Audi, which showed an Audi racing in Dubai against a man taking the elevator to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world. It’s a stunning bit of cinematography that recalls the best of “Top Gear.”

At LA-based Bullitt Weintrob is with directors who help push the boundaries of camerawork and creativity.

“It’s great to be in the company of the directors at Bullitt, and to be a part of a studio that is both massively creative and strategic,” comments Weintrob. “I admire the integrity and intelligence Bullitt brings to the conversation. I’m very excited to be here.”

Weintrob is currently helming a definitive streetwear feature documentary on the influence of Bobby Hundreds that was filmed in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. It features interviews with artists including A$AP Rocky and fashion luminaries like Tommy Hilfiger. He is also collaborating with the Oscar-winning company Lightbox Entertainment, (“Searching for Sugarman,” “The Imposter” and “Man on Wire”) on a new documentary series.

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