ANCHORFIELD IS a production shop forging film content for brands.
We believe a handcrafted approach yields the best work and even grand scale projects benefit from working intimately.
Our passion lies in capturing live action, technology, extreme sports, fashion and lifestyle projects. We bring sharp narrative focus with an engaging visual perspective to branded mediums.
With a natural eye for striking compositions, Stephan Malik creates films that not only tell an interesting story, but also capture the organic beauty found inherently within each scene. Utilizing a cinema verité style, Malik strives to film his talent within their own environments, allowing the narrative to unfold through intimate conversations and observed moments. By combining a variety of formats, including HD, film, and still photography, Stephan Malik creates a look that feels both classically cinematic, yet uniquely modern.
The passion for photography and love of cinema inspired Malik to begin filming his own material at a young age. His work caught the eye of famed recording group Wu-Tang Clan, who hired him to direct a feature documentary about their life and long-awaited album. This film features rare interviews with Quincy Jones, Method Man, RZA, NAS, among others. In 2012, he was a chosen for the New Director Showcase at the DGA Theater in NYC. He has won accolades from ADDY, AICP, Cannes Lion and recently a Tongal award for commercial of the year for Oral-B, which aired during the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Malik has directed commercials for brands including Samsung, Ace Hardware, Sears, Avis, Southwest Airlines, Ebay, Maytag, Truth, Chevrolet, Red Bull, Nissan, Shapeways, Proctor & Gamble, Oral-B, Motorola, Pepsi and others.
As a director, cinematographer, and editor, Malik is able to shape his vision from start to finish. He continues to pursue new projects that showcase interesting people or topics from an original vantage point.