SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – August 27, 2015 – Caviar, a global entertainment company, now has something in common with the world’s biggest carriers and telco providers: they rely on Voxbone’s high-quality dial-in numbers (also known as DIDs). Caviar is the production group behind Marielle Heller’s “The Diary of a Teenage Girl,” which took home many film festival awards in 2015; as well as viral ads such as “World’s Toughest Job,” created for American Greetings, and “Grandma,” one of the ads in AT&T’s popular campaign that asks kids what they’re really thinking. Caviar uses Voxbone’s DIDs for its global conferencing needs, so they can affordably communicate with peers, partners, and customers worldwide.
“Production studios live or die based on how quickly they can execute on creative, immersive digital experiences – from our meaningful short films to our branded ad campaigns. To move at this pace, we have to be able to communicate with people all over the world at a moment’s notice and without quality of service issues slowing us down,” said Filip Herman, Group ICT Manager of Caviar. “With Voxbone, we never have to worry about quality issues – even for our international conference calls. Plus, with Voxbone’s flat rate, we know we won’t get hit with exorbitant fees at the end of the billing cycle.”
Enterprises today must communicate globally, which requires dial-in numbers from all over the world. In order to obtain these numbers, enterprises would traditionally need to contract several carriers or telco providers. Voxbone delivers calls through a unique network that interconnects the local PSTN in more than 55 countries via a private global IP backbone, so that enterprises like Caviar have access to high-quality dial-in numbers from all over the world through just one provider. Caviar also avoids a hefty price tag for these services, as Voxbone bills at a flat rate.
“Caviar is in the business of making beautiful experiences that inspires their audiences – they shouldn’t have to worry about reliability and reach when they make conference calls. That’s where Voxbone comes in, so that Caviar can focus on bringing consumers the content they love,” said Itay Rosenfeld, CEO of Voxbone. “Our support for Caviar is a direct example of how Voxbone’s services improve enterprise communications, and allow businesses to easily and affordably communicate on a global scale.”
Established in 2006, Caviar is an entertainment company with over 120 employees spread across offices in Los Angeles, Brussels, London, Paris and Amsterdam. Our global network of producers, writers and directors continues to grow annually as does the scope of our work.
In 2014, we shot our first English language film, Marielle Heller’s THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL, which sold at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Prix at the Berlin Film Festival as well as the Best International Feature Award at Edinburgh International Film Festival. Our second English language feature, THE FORCE, is being shot in 2015 with director Rafael Palacio Illingworth.
Three features were produced in Belgium in 2014, and we co-produced Le Tout Nouveau Testament by Jaco Van Dormael, which was selected for the Quinzaine des Realisateurs in Cannes. 2014 was a great year for television as well, highlighted by Frank Van Passel’s series Amateurs.
Of course, branded content continues to be a creative engine for the company. Young directors like Arnaud Uyttenhove, Karim Huu Do, Hugo Stenson and Sean Dunne have added visual muscle to a roster that’s dominated the comedy market for several years now. Caviar Digital continues to expand as well, staying on the cutting edge of the ever-evolving branded scene.
In a business where creativity is the capital, our strength remains fluidity and open-mindedness, and our love for all audiences — be them in front of the big screen or on their phones, for ninety minutes of entertainment or 15 seconds, sitting in one continent or another. As old industries fade and new industries emerge, we’re confident it’s this attitude that will be the reason we’re not just still around, but thriving.