Company 3 (CO3) have announced the hire of world-renowned colourist Jean-Clément Soret. Formerly MPC’s global creative director of colour grading, he will be joining as senior colourist.
Soret has brought his mastery of the medium to major features and commercial campaigns internationally throughout his career spanning 25+ years. His work has been recognized at a plethora of awards shows including the coveted British Arrows Craft Fellowship Award (presented by his long-time collaborator Danny Boyle) and a six-time recipient of the Best Colourist award at the British Arrow Craft Awards.
A selection of Soret’s top credits include HBO’s Chernobyl, His Dark Materials Season 1&2, Trainspotting 2; Sunshine, Slumdog Millionaire and 28 Days Later directed by Danny Boyle and You Were Never Really Here directed by Lynne Ramsay. His commercial work includes a number of iconic spots in the history of advertising, some awarded a Cannes Lions Grand Prix. Soret boasts an enviable list of international directors, cinematographers and producers as part of his client base.
Jean-Clément commented: “Company 3 have such an impressive roster of Colourists and our CEO is one of us, with an unrivalled list of credits, they are ‘the’ colour grading company where colour is their raison d’etre. At CO3, colourists are revered and have the support to work on any type of project under one roof, this is the first time I will be able to do this in my entire career. I am looking forward to bringing an artistic influence as well as working with a world-class team dedicated to facilitating our ambitions, helping new talent to emerge and bridging our long-form and short-form departments’.
Ellora Soret, formerly head of colour production at MPC, will be joining Jean-Clément and the Company 3 team as executive producer. She has pioneered remote grading practice worldwide on an impressive scale, nurtured many talented colourists and built an incredible network of filmmakers. She has been at the helm of world-class productions for Soret and other renowned colourist’s across her 20 years career and will be a driving force in Company 3 London’s growth.
On Jean-Clément Soret joining, Company 3 CEO and founder, Stefan Sonnenfeld stated: “I’ve been a long-time admirer of Jean-Clément’s career. His experience, passion and unique knowledge of the craft matched with his sincere care for his clients and peers make him an extremely exciting and pivotal artist to have as part of the Company 3 family. We are beyond excited for what’s to come as he helps to forge new paths for us, particularly in the UK and Europe”.