The Circus Comes to London and New York
October 07, 2013 --
Beginning October 1st, the film-editing house in London?s Soho that bore the name of its founder Alex Hagon will become Circus. The name signifies not just an expansion into the US market, with an office opening on the same day in the Chelsea district of New York, but it also recognizes the contribution multi Cannes Grand Prix and D&AD winning Jono Griffith has made to the company in just a few short years. Veteran sales/marketing talent Susanne Kelly will handle east coast sales. Kelly has nearly 10 years of experience working in various marketing and sales capacities in the advertising and commercial production industry for companies in production and post production. Cristina Matracia will continue at Circus in the producer role she occupied at Hagon.
?Why Circus? It sort of summed up what it is we are. A group of people coming together under one roof to do great things. We?ve been in this business a while and we?ve worked with some of the best brands and agencies, and won awards too. But we?ve also worked with some not so famous brands and not so famous agencies and they get the same amount of passion and commitment. Because it?s about work, that?s the Circus,? Notes Hagon
Adds Griffith, ?The first time I met Alex was at a dinner in a restaurant called Circus and I sat beside him, latched on, and started talking and haven?t really stopped! I?ve always loved people who love editing and Alex is no exception: lovely man and a great editor. Starting Circus together with the goal of taking the best editing in the world to new heights feels natural and very exciting.?
Since Hagon was founded three years ago, the company has gone from strength to strength with Alex cutting a host of high profile commercials including Mastercard ?Favourite Things? for Stacy Wall, KFC ?Drive Thru? for David O?Russell and Gatorade ?Wade? for Fredrik Bond. Jono?s recent highlights include the much lauded Canal+ ?Bear? film for Matthijas van Heijningen, Adidas ?All In? for Roman Gavras and Audi ?Vampire Party? again for Matthijas van Heijningen. Alex and Jono will become the founding partners of Circus heading a strong line up of editors that also features Walter Mauriot and Joce Hockings.