Coveted Director Duo “Lefty” Joins UNIT9’s U.S. Roster


By thelaegotist / / Felix(L), Brandon(R) Global production company, UNIT9, has signed award winning film and commercial directing team, Brandon Roots and Felix Thompson, aka “Lefty” to its US roster. This just as the duo released its first feature film, King Jack (starring Hollywood up & comer Charlie Plummer), which first premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival where it nabbed the Audience Award for best narrative, and hit theaters nationwide on June 10th. The New York Times named King Jack a Critic’s Pick, and revered the film as, “Uncomplicated yet viscerally affecting.” The LA Times remarked King Jack “strikes a resonant chord”, while the Daily Mail likened the film to “American Graffiti – but with ruder words.” Friends and collaborators for years, Lefty worked both in the narrative space as Director and Cinematographer, and in the commercial space as Co-directors, with recent work including campaigns for both the New York City Ballet and Success Academy Charter Schools. UNIT9 is the first true home for Lefty as commercial directors, and will provide ongoing support for the duo’s upcoming ventures in short and long-form film. The dup claims they were “drawn to UNIT9 for its innovative thinking and practices along with its deep understanding of the nuances of good storytelling, as told through any medium.”