Biscuit Filmworks today announced the launch of directing duo Joaquin & Lalou, repped on both Biscuit’s U.S. and U.K. rosters. Comprised of longtime collaborators Joaquin Baca-Asay and Lalou Dammond, the pair have been creative partners since 2006, previously billed as director and producer, respectively.
Throughout their long partnership, Joaquin & Lalou have worked with leading worldwide brands including Nike, Apple, the NFL, Chevrolet, Bud Light, and others, earning accolades from Cannes Lions, Clios, AICP, and The One Show. Joaquin also earned a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Commercials from the DGA in 2010, based on spots for CSX, Volvo, Bank of America, and LensCrafters, all produced by Lalou. The duo’s work is known for its elegant realism in both visuals and storytelling, and their creative partnership blends the roles of director, cinematographer, producer, and photographer.
“Joaquin and I have been collaborators for as long as we’ve worked together,” shared Lalou Dammond, “and it just felt like it was time to officially declare ourselves as a directing team. We’re very excited that Biscuit is so supportive of this next phase in our partnership.”
Joaquin began his career as a cinematographer, working on a range of projects including an Oscar-nominated short film shot while still a student at NYU, the music video for Jay-Z’s “99 Problems,” James Gray’s acclaimed “We Own The Night” and “Two Lovers,” and cult comedy classic “Super Troopers.” Lalou began her career as an independent film and documentary producer, where she honed her skills as a creative producer with many award-winning and festival-favorite projects to her name.