Christopher Huth, who recently cut projects for Walmart (via Dept W, Lloyd Lee Choi, director), Indeed (in-house, directors Rayka Zehtabchi and Sadé Clacken Joseph), and Citi (Publicis NY, Cole Webley, director) – has been promoted to Editor/Partner at bicoastal Union Editorial.
Since joining the company, Huth has edited numerous high-profile spot projects, including “Love Calls Back,” a campaign for LGBTQ Pride Month, (via McCann NY, directed by Lee Hirsch) produced by Verizon in partnership with PFLAG, the nation’s largest organization uniting families and allies with people who are LGBTQ; Microsoft Surface Pro (via m:united, Erich Joiner, director); and Los Angeles LGBT Center (via RPA, Lena Beug, director).
He also edited AVA & BIANCA, a short documentary film directed by Rachel Fleit that portrays the profound friendship between Ava Benjamin Schorr and Bianca Cline, who are both transgender female cinematographers.
“I have always loved Chris’s work and admired his can-do attitude, and I could see a future with him as our partner,” said Union Partner/Managing Director Caryn Maclean, who presides over the company with Partner/Managing Director Michael Raimondi, Executive Producer Melissa Lubin in NY, and Executive Producer Vicki Russell in Austin. “This is a development that’s being celebrated across the entire company.”
He broke out with AICP Best in Show honoree “Dear Sophie,” for Google Chrome via BBH and Google Creative Labs, and another Google piece, “Demo Slam,” directed by Tim Abshire via Johannes Leonardo, won a Gold Lion for Film at Cannes, as well as Gold and Silver Clios. Huth edited the 2016 Cannes Direct Gold Lion-winner Pantene “DadDo” via Grey, directed by Pam Thomas.
Graduating in 2006 with a BA from the University of Michigan’s Department of Screen Arts and Cultures, Huth’s path would lead him through other creative pursuits before taking his seat in the bay: he spent a year as a House Fellow at Villa Guicciardini in Florence, Italy, and another year as Resident Curator at UnionDocs in Brooklyn, NY.
Huth honed his craft at Lost Planet under Hank Corwin. Among his first opportunities was the aforementioned “Dear Sophie.” Another Google piece, “Demo Slam,” directed by Tim Abshire via Johannes Leonardo, won a Gold Lion for Film at Cannes, as well as Gold and Silver Clios, in 2011.
Huth counts AT&T “It’s not Complicated” (BBDO, Jorma Taccone, dir.) and HoneyMaid “Anthem” (Droga5, Martin+Lindsay, dirs.) among his favorite historical projects. In 2014, he edited VISA’s Olympics entry, “Faces,” via BBDO and directed by Sweetgrass.