Editor Olivier Gajan has come aboard Rex Edit. He comes over from Jigsaw; prior to that, he was at Spot Welders. Gajan's recent work includes HP "Michel Gondry" (directed by Olivier Gondry), Duracell "Pregnancy" (helmed by Vincent Jerome), and a five-spot Bouygues Telecom package (Baker Smith, director). He is currently at work on a project for Pepsi, his first assignment with Rex. Gajan cut the feature L'Ennemi Intime (Intimate Enemies), directed by Florent Emilio Siri, which recently screened at the Toronto Film Festival.
"We are excited to have Olivier join Rex," said owner/editor Bill Marmor. "He is a trailblazer in style and technique, redefining the approach to editing. A true visualist, he will add to the complexity and excitement of our body of work."While he takes pride in his long-form work, Gajan enjoys the collaboration of the commercial form: "In a collaborative experience with a great concept and a talented director," Gajan noted, "we can all work together to realize the project's true vision. This is when advertising is fun."

"Olivier really stands out with his unique editing style, and I'm a great admirer of his work," said Rex Executive Producer Josianne Cà´tà©. "His reputation as one of the best editors in the U.S. and Europe is well-deserved." Cà´tà© cited the appeal of Gajan's car and effects reel, and noted that "his personality is as compelling as his work."

Gajan states, "Rex's outstanding reputation and the intimate, creative 'Venice' boutique vibe were both key factors in my decision to join. It's a great company! I'm really excited to be working with Bill, Josianne and the whole team. It's a place where I feel at home and where my clients will enjoy working."

Gajan began his career as a VFX artist in France, working extensively with Michel Gondry, among others. "The key in the digital world was adaptability," said Gajan. "I was fortunate in that I transitioned directly from VFX into editing." Gajan was well prepared for the move, having studied all aspects of filmmaking at ESRA in France. He relocated to the U.S. in 2004, working on Hostage (directed by Florent Emilio Siri and starring Bruce Willis). Gajan also edited The Nest for Siri as well as Daft Punk's Interstella 5555.

Over the course of his career, Gajan has worked with directors such as Michel Gondry, Tony Kaye, Stephane Sednaoui, Nico Beyer, Olivier Gondry, and Jean-Baptiste Mondino. Lexus "Robot," Opel "GPS," Kodak "Thief of Colors," and Infiniti "Directions" are just a few of his notable commercials. He has an impressive catalogue of music video credits as well, having cut clips for U2, Jane's Addiction and Madonna. Gajan won a "Best Editing" MTV VMA for his outstanding work for The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army," and his work on the Red Hot Chili Peppers "Give It Away" helped garner the band two MTV VMA awards, one of which was the much sought after Breakthrough Video Award.

Led by owner/editor Bill Marmor, Gajan rounds out a Rex Edit roster that includes Kevin Anderson, Adriana Legay, Igor Patalas, and Drew Thompson. Chuck Silverman is the company's National Director of Sales & Marketing.