About

Founded in 2008, TROUBLEMAKERS is a production company and studio based in the heart of Paris. Our producers and directors are united by a common love for design, curiosity and a shared joy in the perfection of the pixel. Our mission is to help companies expand and develop their brand identities to connect with global audiences.

Troublemakers Producers

In a few years, TROUBLEMAKERS’ artistic approach has convinced and given this production boutique financial stability conducive to a thriving advertising business but also investment in the development of new creative formats (Feature Films, Documentaries and TV series). Our alternative treatment translates into a desire for excellence that drives us to always want to surpass ourselves in the projects we produce and to tell beautiful stories that will give emotion.

Our awardsDiscover

Van Cleef & Arpels Van Cleef & Arpels – Alhambra Winter Connection 2019 Best Animation
Crosscall Crosscall Epica 2017 Shortlist
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie One Show Awards 2016 Silver
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie One Show Awards 2016 Bronze
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Andy Awards 2016 Gold - Institutional Corporate
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Cristal Festival 2015 Promo & Direct
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Cristal Festival 2015 Digital & Mobile
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Eurobest 2015 Bronze Branded Content
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Clio Awards 2015 Bronze Direct Digital
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Cannes Lions 2015 Shortlisted in PR Corp. Rep. & Communication
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Cannes Lions 2015 Shortlisted in Branded Content and Entertainment
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Grand prix de la stratégie 2015 Grand prix
Orange Orange – Relock Love David et Charlie Adetem 2015 Special Jury Award
Amnesty International Amnesty International AACC 2015 Grand Prix - Campagne Citoyenne
Amnesty International Amnesty International AACC 2015 Gold - Droits de l'homme
Amnesty International Amnesty International Club des DA 2015 Best Use of Music
Amnesty International Amnesty International Cannes Lions 2014 Bronze - Animation Film Craft
Amnesty International Amnesty International Clio Awards 2014 Bronze - Animation
Amnesty International Amnesty International Eurobest 2014 Bronze - Use of Music
Amnesty International Amnesty International LIA 2014 Silver - Music & Sound
Amnesty International Amnesty International Cristal Festival 2014 Best Animation
Amnesty International Amnesty International Klik! Festival 2014 Best Animation
Amnesty International Amnesty International Epica Awards 2014 Silver - Best Animation
Amnesty International Amnesty International Cristal Festival 2014 Emerald - Best Use of Music
Amnesty International Amnesty International Epica Awards 2014 Silver - Best Use of Music
Amnesty International Amnesty International Grand Prix de la Com Solidaire 2014 Second Prize
Amnesty International Amnesty International Club des DA 2015 Animation Shortlist
Amnesty International Amnesty International Eurobest 2014 Shortlist Animation
Amnesty International Amnesty International Shots Awards 2014 Animation Shortlist
WWF WWF D&AD Awards 2012 In Book - Animation Film Craft
WWF WWF Cannes Lions 2011 Shortlist Fundraising & Appeals
WWF WWF Ad Star 2011 Finalist
WWF WWF Siggraph Asia 2011 Computer Animation Shorlist
CCTV CCTV German Design Award 2012 Nominated
CCTV CCTV Red Dot Awards 2011 Best Of The Best
CCTV CCTV New York Festivals 2010 Gold World Medal
CCTV CCTV China Advertising Festival 2010 Gold
CCTV CCTV Chinese Element Creative Award 2010 Grand Medal
CCTV CCTV Adfest 2010 Silver - Best Visual Effects
CCTV CCTV China Advertising Festival 2009 Gold - Best Advertising of the year
CCTV CCTV Spikes Asia 2010 Gold - Best Special Effects
CCTV CCTV China Advertising Festival 2009 Gold - Best Public Advertising
CCTV CCTV Longxi Awards 2010 Bronze - Best Post Production
CCTV CCTV VDW Award 2010 Best Animation
CCTV CCTV Promax BDA Asia 2009 Gold Best Animation
CCTV CCTV Promax BDA Asia 2009 Gold - Best Out of House Promo
CCTV CCTV Shooting Award Silver for Best Sound Design
CCTV CCTV Shooting Award Gold for Best Advertising of 2009

James Hagger, founder of TROUBLEMAKERS, started his career as an assistant director with Vertigo Films in London (The Football Factory, It’s all Gone Pete Tong, The Business, 16 years of Alcohol, The Count of Monté Cristo) He continued his career in France on international feature films (Mister Lonely, Renaissance) It was in 2008 that he founded TROUBLEMAKERS to produce advertising, feature films and documentaries. TM has been behind many award-winning and successful campaigns for Van Cleef & Arpels, Orange, Coca-Cola and Amnesty International. To develop the production company James surrounded himself with three other producers, Cécile Alvarez a documentary producer (BBC, Nova Prod), Felipe Bernard a commercials and music videos producer (HK CORP, Kissman Production) and Brice Passien a film and agency producer (Zorba, Dobro films). These four producers lead an innovative editorial line that responds and feed each other both artistically and financially.

Our clientsDiscover

Louis Vuitton
Van Cleef & Arpels
L’Oréal
D.S Automobile
Nissan
Audi
SNCF
Coca-Cola
Canal +
BNP
Banque Populaire
Pingan
Saxo Bank
American Express
Kaspi Bank
WWF
Amnesty International
Emmaus
Riot Games
Orange
Bouygues Telecom
La Poste
CCTV
Crosscall
Darty
Leroy Merlin
P&G
Tefal
Seb
Pixmania
Intersport
Nestlé
Chocapic
Lanvin
DDB China
Pilot
Peroni
United Biscuits
Calipage
Optifibre
Imagine’R
Fédération Française de Tennis
Polytechnique
Publicis
Marcel
Leo Burnett
M&C SAATCHI
Havas
Euro RSCG
Human Seven
Ogilvy & Mather
Ogilvy One
JWT
TBWA
CLM BBDO
Nouveau Monde DDB
Romance
Rapp
One
Mazarine
Kassius
Broca Wernicke
I AM SOUND
Underdog Records

The TROUBLEMAKERS Studio is equipped for live action shoots, 2D & 3D animation, compositing, SFX and colour grading. TROUBLEMAKERS is a member of the French Producers Association APFP / UPC.

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