Los Angeles-based creative agency Mirada has signed Oscar-winning director Peter Ramsey to its roster for commercial representation. Ramsey is the first Black filmmaker to be nominated and win the Academy Award for best animated feature film for 2019’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. His signing further extends Mirada’s expertise across filmmaking, commercials, animation and immersive and digital experiences.

“Whether crafting immersive worlds for comic book, sci-fi, fantasy, or gaming genres, or collaborating with A-list talent, Peter Ramsey is a visionary director with a pulse on culture and keen ability to deliver authentic and emotionally impactful storytelling. His prolific experience spans memorable live-action, fully animated and hybrid productions and we look forward to collaborating on future commercial projects,” said Mathew Miguel Cullen, founder and president, Mirada, in a statement.

Besides his work on Into the Spider-Verse, Ramsey has recently directed episodes of Disney Plus’ upcoming Star Wars series Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson. Last year, he worked with Netflix to direct the first episode of animated mini-series We the People, executive produced by Barack and Michelle Obama, and the full first season of Lost Ollie, starring Mary J. Blige and Gina Rodriguez. A lifelong Los Angeles resident, Ramsey started his career as a storyboard artist after studying painting at UCLA.

“Mirada excels at cultivating top artist-driven, storytelling-focused content, and they are industry leaders at using emerging technologies to enhance narrative and immersive experiences. I’m eager to partner with Mirada to seek new opportunities for innovation and produce standout content that emotionally resonates with audiences,” said Ramsey, also in a statement.

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