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Goktug Sarioz

Founder & Creative Director

GrandSon

LOS ANGELES, USA // Over the past two decades, Goktug Sarioz has earned a reputation as one of theatrical advertising's leaders and most inventive creative directors. Known for his impeccable vision and storytelling, Sarioz has set standards that have lived beyond trends and crafted national and international award-winning campaigns in almost every medium.

Sarioz is the Founder & Creative Director of GrandSon, an inter-disciplinary creative studio based in Los Angeles, CA. GrandSon creates integrated marketing for major studios, brands, and broadcast networks in nearly every medium. Sarioz has built a new creative landscape with ground-breaking work on projects from blockbuster franchises, art house films, TV shows, and businesses worldwide. GrandSon’s work is fueled by a diverse team of award-winning artists, editors, photographers, motion designers, writers, producers, and account executives.

Prior to starting his own company, Sarioz was the powerhouse partner behind Ignition Creative for ten years who spearheaded successful AV, digital, and 360º campaigns for clients like HBO, Amazon, ESPN, and Nike; as well as blockbusters like The Hunger Games and Transformers to Academy Award winning films including Birdman and 12 Years A Slave; as well as critically acclaimed TV shows like Game of Thrones, Arrested Development, Breaking Bad, and many more.

Sarioz also worked as the Marketing Creative Consultant for Open Road Films and oversaw campaigns like the Academy Award Winning Spotlight. And previously, Sarioz started crafting as an editor at Miramax in New York on campaigns including Chicago, Gangs of New York, and Kill Bill.