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CHROMISTA.

CHROMISTA is a creative content company focused on melding storytelling with brands to create evocative advertising. We offer solutions for all media platforms including commercial, social, experiential and beyond.

The Team

Darren

Aronofsky

Founder /

Director

Bio


Scott

Franklin

Co-Founder /

Exec. Producer

Bio

Sandy

Haddad

Partner /

Exec. Producer

Bio

Ted

Robbins

Partner /

Exec. Producer

Bio

Sandy Haddad

In 2000, Sandy began her career in the entertainment business working at Quentin Tarantino’s content company “A Band Apart” alongside some of the most talented commercial and feature storytellers working in the industry, including Darren Aronofsky.  

During her next decade in advertising Sandy functioned both as Executive Producer and Head of Production at various other top level production companies, producing national and international commercials, short films, web series and music videos.  Her campaigns have been recognized internationally by the Cannes Lions, the Clios, the One Show and the AICP Awards.

In 2013 Sandy became Partner and Executive Producer of CHROMISTA.  Once again reuniting with Aronofsky.

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Darren Aronofsky

Darren Aronofsky is an American film director, screenwriter and film producer. He attended Harvard University, where he studied film and social anthropology, and the American Film Institute to study directing. He won several film awards after completing his senior thesis film, Supermarket Sweep, which went on to become a National Student Academy Award finalist. Aronofsky has received acclaim for his often surreal, unsettling. His films have generated controversy and are well known for their often violent, bleak subject matter.

Aronofsky’s feature debut, Pi, was shot in November 1997. Aronofsky won the Directing Award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival and an Independent Spirit Award for best first screenplay. Aronofsky’s followup, Requiem for a Dream, was based on the novel of the same name by Hubert Selby, Jr. The film garnered strong reviews and received an Academy Award nomination for Ellen Burstyn’s performance.

His fourth film, The Wrestler, was released to critical acclaim and both of the film’s stars, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei, received Academy Award nominations. In 2010 Aronofsky was an executive producer on The Fighter and his fifth feature film, Black Swan, received further critical acclaim and many accolades, being nominated for five Academy Awards including Best Picture and Best Director. Aronofsky received nominations for Best Director at the Golden Globes, and a DGA nomination. Aronofsky’s sixth film, Noah, will be released in March 2014.

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Scott Franklin

Producer Scott Franklin was born and raised in New York where he has established himself as a well-respected veteran of the NYC filmmaking community.  He is an Oscar nominee for his work on BLACK SWAN and a two-time recipient of the Independent Spirit Award for Best Picture.

Franklin recently completed production on Darren Aronofsky’s NOAH, starring Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, Anthony Hopkins, Emma Watson, Ray Winstone and Logan Lerman.  The film has been a record-breaking box office success, following the footsteps of Franklin’s previous hit BLACK SWAN, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel, Mila Kunis, Barbara Hershey, and Winona Ryder. After opening the 2010 Venice Film Festival, Black Swan went on to earn Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Picture. Natalie Portman won Best Actress at both.

Scott’s previous films include W.E. directed by Madonna and TWO DAYS IN NY, directed by Julie Deply and starring Delpy and Chris Rock.  Franklin produced Aronofsky’s 2008 film THE WRESTLER, starring Mickey Rourke, Marisa Tomei, and Evan Rachel Wood which was a recipient of the Golden Lion award at the 2008 Venice Film Festival and won multiple awards at the 2009 Independent Spirit Awards, including Best Picture.   Rourke and Tomei received Academy Award nominations for their performances, as well as a win for Rourke at the Golden Globes along with Bruce Springsteen for Best Song (The Wrestler).

His previous film HOUNDDOG, starring Dakota Fanning, Robin Wright-Penn, and David Morse premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival where it was a finalist for the Grand Jury Prize.

Before that, Franklin served as a co-producer on Aronofsky’s REQUIEM FOR A DREAM, which premiered at the 1999 Cannes Film Festival and was named in over 150 Top Ten Lists of 2000.  It received many international awards, five Independent Spirit Award nominations, and star Ellen Burstyn received Golden Globe and Academy Award© Best Actress nominations.

As the Associate Producer, his collaboration on Aronofsky’s debut, π, premiered at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival where it won the festivals Best Director’s Award.  It went on to win several international awards including Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay and the Open Palm Gotham Award.

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Ted Robbins

Ted Robbins is a native Angeleno who has always had a tremendous passion for the medium of film making. After finishing NYU Tisch school of the Arts, he traveled back to Los Angeles and quickly became involved in the world of advertising, production, and music videos. He has produced over 300 spots and videos and has now teamed up with long-time friends, Sandy Haddad, Scott Franklin, and Darren Aronofsky in his newest adventure of being a partner in Chromista. Being in the executive position is an exciting place to be, because it has allowed Ted to be more involved with his directors not only on a project basis but also in the strategy of developing their careers and to help create the overall brand of the company.

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