Creative marketing agency Compadre is on a hiring spree to keep pace with business being generated.
The company welcomes two seasoned senior producers – Wynt Curliano and Federico Jimenez, as well as rising producer stars Tatiana Hithe and Tucker Rhodes. Last but not least, Compadre is excited to be upping Kevin Volz to the role of Senior Producer.
“Our newly expanded team of producers adds to the incredible talent pool already at Compadre,” says Jessica Scharer, Compadre’s Head of Production. “We are excited to work with this team of accomplished and enthusiastic producers that bring their own unique experiences and skill sets to the table.”
Joining as a senior producer, Curliano has spearheaded everything from full-scale video productions to bespoke AR experiences, working with such agencies as Media.Monks, RPA, and SuperBloom. While in-house at Media.Monks, he partnered closely with Meta and produced Facebook Connect 2020, the brand’s first-ever live on-platform conference. He also worked to develop and execute social-first campaigns for Instagram, WhatsApp, Oculus, LinkedIn, and TikTok’s 2020 Pride Celebration. His career took off as a digital producer on the Honda account at RPA, helming ads, animated videos, and most notably, a long-form documentary about its first automobile imported into the United States.
Curliano values the “nitty gritty hands-on production work” of producing, which is what sparked his interest in Compadre. “The work that they had done, plus their company culture and hustle for cool projects — I had to find a way to join.” In addition to producing, Curliano spends his time volunteering at the Humane Society, film festivals, and several LGBTQAI+ charities.
Jimenez is an experienced producer, specializing in A/V trailers for video games, genre film, and television. He first got immersed in working on AAA game trailers for Destiny, Call of Duty, and Assassin’s Creed at Ant Farm, and then cut his teeth at Trailer Park producing trailers for WB, Lionsgate, and Fox.
Beyond this, Jimenez’s eyes light up when describing his time as Copywriter and On-Air Content Producer for Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network. There, he really flexed his creative muscles, helping to curate promotions for the Grindhouse, Lucha Underground, and The Shaw Brothers Kung Fu properties, while enjoying the channel’s “Flying Five Fingers One Armed Eight Pole Exploding Death Touch Thursdays’ marathons that curate these kung fu films.
“I’ve been following Compadre’s work for years, and I was like, ‘Oh, I see what these guys are doing here’, especially with Jessica Garcia-Scharer, who I know from El Rey, working as Head of Production,” notes Jimenez. “I love shepherding and growing teams – working with new people and developing great relationships with the editors. That’s what I’m looking forward to at Compadre.”
Producer Hithe brings experience on both the client and post house sides. Most recently, she produced the finishing for The Big Conn, a true crime docu-series exclusive to Apple TV+. Hailing from Temple University, her prolific commercial production career began at Fox Sports, where she produced on-air spots for the Premier Boxing Champions Brand Campaign, as well as the big Pacquiao vs Thurman bout. Hithe also produced the BIG3 launch, which won a Silver Promax Award for “Best Use Of An Athlete – Sports.”
“I’m very persistent, organized, and detailed, which is paramount to being a good producer,” Hithe reflects. “There’ll always be a curveball, so it’s important to adjust your plan of attack quickly and smartly.”
Rounding out Compadre’s team of newcomers is Producer Rhodes, whose commercial production credits include campaigns for Pizza Hut, starring comedian Craig Robinson, health food meal kit Amazing Grass, and ESPN’s MLB: Home Run Derby. He also maintains his own production company, Peacoat Productions, to flex his creative muscles by creating short films focusing on gritty narratives and dark comedy.
“Coming up with a narrative the audience will be compelled by and pulling together different moving pieces, that’s the work I love,” concludes Rhodes.
Reel 360 News wishes Wynt, Federico, Tatiana and Tucker the bet of luck at Compadre.
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