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Director Tim Godsall and EP Ian Webb launch Canadian production company Merchant


Director Tim Godsall and executive producer Ian Webb have launched Canadian production company Merchant. Based in Toronto, Merchant will represent commercial, branded entertainment and music video producers in the Canadian market. Godsall will stay with Anonymous Content for representation in the US and UK and with Revolver for all Australian work.

Godsall, who is known for his visual storytelling for brands such as Squarespace, Ax, Old Spice, ESPN, Southern Comfort, FedEx, and Xbox, among others, and Webb, who most recently served as an executive producer at Suneeva, met at Originally when Webb worked as a producer at OPC several years ago. When Godsall decided to start a new business, he said, “the first person I spoke with was Ian, and we had a very similar vision for a company that is doing interesting work and has a strong culture.”

Webb added, “At the most basic level, we want to be a conduit for great work. Canada, and Toronto in particular, has a reputation for being a creative force, and if we do our job right, we will encourage, facilitate and continue to elevate work from Canada with the many great agencies, clients, creators and producers who call Toronto home.

As well as representing Godsall, whose notorious accolades include over two dozen Cannes Lion Awards, an assortment of Clio, Andy, AICP Show and British Arrow Awards, Merchant launches with a roster of directors including Alex Hulsey, Jun Diaz, Leilani Croucher. , Malcolm Venville, Michael Downing, Nadia Lee Cohen, Patrick Daughters, Stephen Carroll and Trevor Clarence.

Merchant has also partnered with US-based Anonymous Content to represent a selection of that store’s directors for Canadian works: Alejandro G Iñárritu, Alex Lill, Alfonso Cuarón, Armando Bo, Autumn de Wilde, Bardia Zeinali, Brett Morgen , Cara Stricker, Cary Fukunaga, Daniel Kaufman, Dee Rees, Edgar Wright, Frédéric Planchon, Grant Singer, Jovan Todorovic, Marco Prestini, Mark Romanek, Matthew Dillon Cohen, Olivia Wilde, Patty Jenkins, Sam Esmail, Terence Nance and Todd Phillips.


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