Sr. Executive Producer Danielle Peretz of Wondros Collective continues to expand the talent roster for the commercial/branded content division. This summer, she welcomes The Cronenweths (Tim & Jeff Cronenweth) to the team.
“The Cronenweths bring a wealth of experience with them, and we’re elated they’ve joined the Wondros family,” says Jesse Dylan, Founder of Wondros. “Their combined background in directing and cinematography provide an approach to storytelling that is creative, original, and seamless. We look forward to our future endeavors with this unique team.”
“I knew Jeff from my days as the Executive Producer at Satellite/Propaganda Films producing jobs with Mark Romanek,” notes Wondros Collective EP Peretz. “I have long admired his work and I’m thrilled by the idea of having the Cronenweth brothers on our Wondros Collective roster. They are wonderful human beings, and their skilled range of storytelling, dialogue, and strong visual sensibility make for a lovely fit. We are delighted they have decided to join us.”
The Cronenweths, mark the third generation in a creative dynasty. Inspired by their grandfather, Oscar-winning studio Still Photographer William Edward Cronenweth, and their father, Blade Runner Cinematographer Jordan Cronenweth, Jeff and Tim have become prolific filmmakers in their own right.
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As a directing duo, The Cronenweths are responsible for directing (and lensing) commercial projects for GMC, Mountain Dew, Budweiser, California Lottery, Volvo, Canon, Apple, Jeep, as well as music videos for Macy Gray, Nine Inch Nails, No Doubt, Christina Aguilera and Usher. Jeff and Tim also continue to pursue independent projects.
Jeff recently received a 2020 Emmy Award nomination for Amazon’s Original Series “Tales from The Loop” (Dir. Mark Romanek). He is well known for his collaborations with Director David Fincher, (Fight Club and Gone Girl), and earned Academy Award nominations for “Best Cinematography” for The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Social Network.
The Cronenweths are driven by the complementary forces of creative synergy and ebullient sibling rivalry –- a yin and yang that perhaps only siblings can understand. Their drive, combined with deep technical knowledge and extensive experience equal visually striking work for a variety of clients.
“We’ve known Jesse Dylan for quite a long time and always admired his work as both Director and founder of Wondros,” explains Tim Cronenweth. “When this opportunity came to us, and we began talking to Danielle about joining the team, we felt that Wondros Collective was a perfect match for our values as well as where we want to continue our filmmaking and storytelling in the future.”
“We are fortunate to have been working in this industry for a long time,” shares Jeff Cronenweth. “We are at a point in our careers, and in our lives, where we want to do great work with good people. Jesse and Danielle at Wondros are exactly that and who we want to be collaborating with on a wide range of projects, in new and exciting ways as the industry changes and evolves.”
“Prior to the COVID-19 Crisis, our industry was morphing as it always has, whether it’s new technology, new forms of displaying the work, or the substance of the content and messages,” he continues. “As filmmakers, overcoming obstacles is an inherent part of the job. It feels good to be in the company of creative supportive minds as we navigate the wide range of challenges ahead.”
Reel 360 wishes The Cronenweths the best of luck at Wondros!