Rushes has named Simone Grattarola as director of Colour Grading
Grattarola has over 12 years grading experience working with directors, agencies and production companies across commercials, music videos, features and digital campaigns. He has graded commercials for clients including Philips, Coca Cola, Stella Artois, French Connection, Ford, Samsung, and Sony.
An MVA Winner, Grattarola has coloured music videos for Will.i.am, Madonna, Coldplay, Kylie, Snow Patrol, Take That and U2. His feature and long form work includes LCD Soundsystem’s Shut Up and Play the Hits, Atlantis ‘Birth of a Legend’ and Super Volcano for the BBC.
Grattarola says, “I’m so proud to take on this role, Rushes has an exceptional history in grading, I want to continue that, producing great work with the creative team we have here".
Rushes managing director Joce Capper says, "Simone is a rare talent, one of the most enthusiastic creative’s I have worked with. He is passionate about creating amazing pictures for clients. He has the ability to motivate the whole team, to lead a job with diplomacy, great skill and energy. I admire his passion for people and for always, always wanting to make it a great experience for everyone and for the job to be the very best it can be. He’ll battle to do that, stand up for what he believes in and laugh at the end of it. He deserves every success – that’s what he always wishes for others and always works so hard to achieve for them."
Grattarola will lead the Grading team in London, working with the VFX creatives at Rushes. He is available for remote real time grading throughout Rushes’ virtual outposts network in the USA, Europe, Asia, Australia & Canada.