Cutters Opens Tokyo Office
October 17, 2012 by Screenmag
Cutters Studios is set to open its newest full service office in Tokyo, Japan this month, the company announced this week.
Over the last decade, Cutters Studio has added offices in LA and Detroit. Now, with a new international presence added to the mix, they continue to expand their lineup of talent into the Asian market. This new office also has the distinction of being the first non-Japanese post house in Japan.
“For the past few years we’ve had an increased presence in Asia and we decided it was time to lay down roots and bring the Cutters’ brand of creative editorial to this growing market,” says Craig Duncan, Cutters Studios Executive Producer.
The Tokyo team is headed up by Managing Director/ Editor Ryan McGuire, Executive Producer Timo and Colorist Steve Rodriguez. All three come with many years of industry experience producing notable work and look to bring the unique approach that has been so succesful stateside.
“We are bringing in something new and better and something they’ve had to seek outside of Japan,” said Timo, Cutters Tokyo Executive Producer. “Now we are giving them the opportunity to do so right next door.”
Award-winning editor Ryan McGuire will lead the new office. Some of his recent work includes the global rebranding for Volvo and the Mazda Heritage campaign that received a prestigious advertising distinction from TED. Some of his other clients include Playstation, American Express, Nintendo, Nissan, Vevo, IBM and Disney.
McGuire frequently fields requests to work on projects in the Japanese market due to a combination of his strong editing ability, fluency of the language and cultural understanding.
“I found myself developing relationships in Tokyo especially with great directors like Kosai Sekine and Takeshi Nakamura. The Japanese market continues to be very interested in working with us,” McGuire said. “And countries like South Korea and China are emerging markets, so having an Asian presence is key to future growth.”