Bi-coastal production company Stardust has brought Dexton Deboree on board as Partner and Managing Director. The new appointment coincides with a realignment of the Stardust brand marked by a new website.
"The timing was serendipitous. We decided to rework the Stardust brand and our internal infrastructure at the same time that Dex and I started talking about joining forces. Dex is a seasoned pro with great creative instincts. He is THE guy to steer Stardust into our next phase," said Jake Banks, founder, Stardust.
The realignment of Stardust includes a heavier emphasis on projects that will leverage the company's all-in-one model whereby all creative, from concept to editing, VFX and finishing, can be done in house. This sentiment comes through in the new streamlined website and reel, redesigned for optimized viewing on any Internet-connected device.
"I look forward to building on the existing company legacy and refining and tweaking the model to adapt to the current production climate. There is an incredible range of creative projects out there and a need for strong visual storytellers with equal talent and experience in strategy and client collaboration," said Deboree.
Dexton has spent many years in film, television and commercial production, producing hundreds of projects with Academy Award winner Angus Wall, and Academy Award nominated and Emmy Award-winning editor Adam Pertofsky. Dexton has worked on a diverse range of projects including James Bond's Quantum Of Solace, receiving a Grammy nomination for the music video based on the film's theme song, a documentary short directed by Angus Wall permanently housed at the Museum of Modern Art in Los Angeles and a VW branded film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Farris, co-directors of Little Miss Sunshine. Dexton also executive produced the Emmy Award-winning CBS animated Christmas special Yes, Virginia in 2009. He most recently served as executive vice president and partner at Psyop and finished a brief stint as a partner in the west coast office of Free Agents.
About Stardust Studios
Stardust is a visually driven production company that specializes in design, motion graphics and live-action work out of its Santa Monica and New York based offices. Its collective of designers, illustrators, animators, VFX artists, directors and filmmakers continually redefine creativity for commercial, on-air, music video and experiential projects. Led by founder and Executive Creative Director Jake Banks, Stardust is characterized by an authentic voice and passion to push the creative envelope. The studio has worked with the world's top ad agencies and brands on projects for HP, Nike, Sony, AT&T, Honda, Shell, Nissan, Ford, IBM, Nokia, Adidas, BMW, NYSE, LG and Microsoft, among many others. For more information, please visit www.stardust.tv.