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A MONSTER CALLS AT DIRTY FILMS.
5 August 2020

Hackney-based production company Dirty Films have unveiled their new fashion, music, and culture division.

Described as a “bold and curious” creative studio, Monster boast a twenty-strong roster at launch, including directors, animators, photographers, and a host of other young creative sparks.



Their remit includes both one-off projects and 360-degree marketing campaigns, with talent able to deliver striking assets whatever the budget. They just need the right brief to get their teeth into now.

Leading the charge is ‘Head Monster’ Silvia Malnati, who brings experience in creative production, journalism, and talent management to the table. The Italian also moonlights as a DJ, so clients eager to broaden their musical horizons are in luck.



For more on Monster’s proposition, drop Silvia Malnati a line via silvia@dirtyfilms.uk or ring 07874 388 544.

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