Anke Thommen began her career in Hamburg, Germany where she honed her production skills on commercials. As one of the major production hubs for the European market, Hamburg allowed Anke to work with Anthony Waller, Pieter Lony, Michael Cuesta, Ian Gabriel and many other successful directors, producers and ad agencies.
Michael Cuesta Jr. sparked the idea of Anke moving to the United States to improve her skills and learn more about the entertainment industry. Upon arriving in Los Angeles, she joined AFI and Roger Corman’s New Horizon, which became a springboard for many collaborations and where she worked all genres of movies. One year later Anke was fortunate to become a permanent resident in the U.S. and worked on independent features for Sony Pictures Classics, Imagine Entertainment, Buena Vista and Royal Oaks.
While she enjoyed her experience in the independent feature world, Anke developed a true passion for music videos and the fast pace of advertising. She went on to production manage, produce and oversee hundreds of music videos and commercial productions. She was fascinated with the creative liberties the short form allowed and worked with some of the most recognizable musical artists and directors in the industry – award winning projects such as “Crazy In Love” by Beyoncé, “BYOB” by System Of A Down and “Hey Ya” by Outkast, to name a few.
Currently Anke has partnered with Sandrine Orabona, applying her skills and experience by producing great TV spots, branded content and developing new ideas.