SHOOT: kaboom signs christian riebe
kaboom productions has signed director christian riebe for exclusive U.S. representation. This is the first American market signing for the director, who has worked extensively throughout Europe and Asia. His commercials span such brands as Sony Bravia, Miele, Philadelphia Cream Cheese and LG.
When riebe was 15 years old, he contributed to filmmaking for the first time as part of the art department in a feature production. It was a life changing experience and marked the moment he fell in love with the industry. Working in various capacities in feature film and TV series production over the next few years, riebe gained deep experience in the filmmaking process before enrolling in an advertising program at Germany’s Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. While studying, he became a VFX supervisor–an asset to his future as a director at a time when visual effects were becoming increasingly central to the process. He has contributed his unique eye and multifaceted experience to creating spots with cinematic style and quality.
riebe explained that he became interested in kaboom after copious research on U.S. production companies. He was drawn to the company’s roster of directors, its brand and personality, prompting him to reach out to schwartz.
Admittedly skeptical of blind queries, schwartz found herself returning to watch riebe’s reel again and again, taking the opportunity for an in-person meeting while in Los Angeles. “As we talked, I discovered that he possesses a wonderful balance of experience and youthful enthusiasm, and brings with him the unique ability to infuse work with a European sensibility and be accessible here as he splits his time between Germany, France and LA.”
riebe recalled, “When I met lauren, I understood that the spirit of kaboom was genuine and there’s a true passion for the process and industry.”
A woman-owned content production company, kaboom maintains offices in San Francisco and Los Angeles.