Durable Goods was created to thrive in today’s constantly changing new media frontier by embracing adaptability and evolving its perspective. We connect compelling ideas with talent that brings them roaring to life in various formats and across multiple platforms.
Tardio grew up in the midst of the advertising industry, with his father owning a powerhouse commercial production company in New York in the 80’s. After graduating from Boston University, he began his career on the agency side, working as a producer and writer for such top agencies at Saatchi & Saatchi NY and DDB Chicago. Soon after launching his directing career, he earned a 1992 Peabody Award for the “Rock the Vote” special with Madonna. Read More >
Liz Hinlein is an accomplished director and cinematographer with over two decades of experiences pioneering as an award-winning female voice across advertising, feature film, music video and VR work, she continues to discover and embrace new ways to bring storiesto life, no matter the medium. Bringing an eye for visually-stunning storytelling, she has helmed spots for such top brands as Dove, Lifetime, Revlon, Gillette, Maybelline, A&E, MAC Cosmetics and numerous others. Read More >
After a successful career as a creative in advertising agencies combined with a stint as an illustrative advertising photographer, Greg’s transition into directing seemed inevitable.
Chappell graduated with a B.A. in Film from DePaul University in Chicago and broke into the industry as an assistant editor where he was introduced to commercial production. He got his start as a director while helming music videos for musician friends and bands, which propelled him to significant notoriety with some of his videos racking up millions of views online. Read More >
A third generation Los Angeles native, Nicholaus Goossen’s debut feature film for 20th Century Fox, “Grandma’s Boy” is a cult classic. With a natural touch for comedy, Goossen has collaborated with a wealth of top-flight talent, displaying his unique sense of style and humor in a wide range of formats including movies, television, advertising, and music videos. Read More >
Sitting and speaking with Stephan about his approach to directing is a pleasure. Though a calm and demure gentleman, one cannot help but be inspired by his passion for the moving image and his respect for his “collaborators”. Having shot beauty and lifestyle spots all around the world for numerous brands such as Garnier, Bayer and Webber. Read More >
Snorri Sturluson is a creative professional who’s worked in the arts all his life, he started as a music photographer at a very early age in Iceland where his first subjects were Kukl (Björk’s pre Sugarcubes band). In 2001, Snorri moved to New York where he’s since worked as a creative director, photographer and director for many of the world’s top ad agencies and their clients around the world. Read More >
Sue-Ling Braun is a director, creative director, writer and producer with a stylized, edgy visual aesthetic that fuses multi-cultural youth culture with a distinct, editorial style. With a fascination with the intersection of media and technology, her directorial background spans music videos, narrative web series, on-air promos and branded spots that have been featured on networks like MTV, VH1, Showtime, HBO, PBS, CBS, CNN, major digital publishers including Upworthy, where she was Creative Director, and a myriad of international film festivals. Read More >
Nicholas Wenger fuses expert casting and impeccable comedic timing to deliver his signature brand of visually comedic spots for such top brands as Chevrolet, Virgin America, Porsche, Durex, AT&T, Staples and Johnny Walker, among numerous others. In addition to his commercial work, he also recently helmed the first season of “Mack & Moxy,” a kid’s TV show produced for PBS and Netflix. Read More >
Gabriel’s fixation on film as a way to convey experiences and emotions began after his sheltered rural Northern California life was uprooted for a year spent living in the Middle East just after the first Gulf War. Read More >