Director Sebastian Hill-Esbrand has joined the Gravy Films roster for US commercial representation. 

Esbrand’s work is infused with artfully layered visuals that reflect his diverse worldview and global experience. His moving 2022 short film Family earned a Gold Screen at the Young Director Awards at Cannes along with recognition from the Shots Awards, Director’s Notes, 1.4 Awards, Hot Docs, and was a Young Guns 20 finalist.

Esbrand is a Toronto-based, Caribbean-Australian director who has lived in 15 different cities, and he brings that international, intersectional awareness to his creative pursuits. He is a concept-driven director with a passion for storytelling and a reliable collaborator for agencies and brands in delivering projects with an inclusive lens. He has directed standout creative campaigns for Google, the United Nations, Toronto Metropolitan Uni, Lifesaving Society, and Worksafe, among independent short film projects. He is repped by Skin and Bones in Canada and Entropico in Australia for commercial representation.

“Brent has such a genuine disposition and that comes through in the way that Gravy really promotes all of their directors,” said Esbrand. “Gravy has been strategic in building out its roster, and it feels like the production company home that will go the extra mile to take my commercial directing career to the next level.” 

“I’m absolutely thrilled to have Bas on the roster. The second I met him I was all in. He’s just a wonderful person whose charm, kindness, and enthusiasm are infectious,” said Brent Stoller, Gravy Films Founder. “His global perspective and truly innovative & unique visual style put him in a class of his own.”