ABOUT

Kick Punch Studios is more than just a traditional production company. Comprised of a unique, diversely talented staff, with extensive credits in entertainment, commercial advertising and motion graphics, Kick Punch Studios is known for having a particularly rich visual style and the ability to “solve” difficult creative challenges. With theatrical trailers, product and consumer advertising, sound design, graphic design, and original programming for film and television all under one roof, Kick Punch Studios is the capstone atop a new pillar of production houses that aim to be as multifaceted as the content they create.

Skip has created hit shows like Bering Sea Gold for Discovery, produced a wide variety of reality shows for Nat Geo, El Rey, and A&E, and currently produces Real-Screen-award-nominated The Director’s Chair. Skip has been hailed for his directorial style in Mark Burnett’s Emmy-nominated success, Lucha Underground, and was also an original Producer on the CBS show Numb3rs, Executive Producer of American Fighter Pilot, and Creator/Executive Producer of Extraordinary Acts of Courage for OWN.

Kick Punch Studios has acted as editorial and story consultant on major features for Sony, Marvel, 20Th Century Fox, Disney, Bruckheimer, Lion’s Gate and many more. Executing for blockbuster theatrical projects as well as award-winning TV shows has given Kick Punch Studios a diversity of credits that make it a bankable production company across a broad range of creative desires.

ABOUT SKIP

Skip is the founder and principal of Kick Punch Studios, a highly regarded agency for movie advertising, main titles for film and television, original content television production, music videos, product advertising, sound and graphic design, and original programming.

Skip’s editorial sensibility and graphic palette choices characterize his work for many leading producers and directors. In 2002, just a year after he opened his firm, the Los Angeles Times said, “Skip Chaisson comes as close as you can get to superstar status in the trailer-­‐making industry.” Known primarily for a particularly rich visual style, innovative creative technique, and the ability to “solve” difficult marketing challenges, the company continues to grow at a rapid pace. Clients include Jerry Bruckheimer, JJ Abrams, Tony and Ridley Scott and Robert Rodriguez, as well as many other filmmakers, studios, music industry clients and major advertising agencies. He has designed main titles for numerous CBS series including Without A Trace and Cold Case and created distinctive and memorable trailers, teasers and TV spots for films such as Kingdom of Heaven, Alien Versus Predator, Matchstick Men, King Arthur, Alexander, Man On Fire, The Fantastic Four, Pirates Of The Caribbean, Bad Boys 2 and Black Hawk Down.

Prior to founding his own company, Chaisson worked as a director of special shoots and as editor of clutter-­‐busting theatrical advertising including Mission Impossible 1 & 2, Braveheart, Titanic, The Truman Show, Pearl Harbor and the highly stylized, Gone In 60 Seconds.This trailer inspired L.A. Times film critic Kenneth Turan to include a highly favorable review of the trailer in his review of the film.

Skip is a member of the DGA, and a recipient of numerous Key Art Awards, a Clio, and a Golden Trailer award. He holds black belts in several of the martial arts, and is married and the father of three children.

“Before I studied the art, a punch to me was just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. After I learned the art, a punch was no longer a punch , a kick no longer a kick. Now that I’ve understood the art, a punch is just like a punch, a kick just like a kick. The height of cultivation is the ability to express the utmost with the minimum.”

– Bruce Lee

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