Vaughn is best known for the "small but tough" ad campaign for Volkswagen, and recently finished his first film project. Dorfman joins Rattling Stick from MJZ in the US, and will spend half of his time in New York and the other half in London.
Kleinman and Ledwidge set up the company in April. Ledwidge closed down his production company, Small Family Business, to join Kleinman, who had been directing through Kleinman Productions since September 2004.
Johnnie Frankel, Kleinman's long-time producer, will handle the day-to-day running of the company. Rattling Stick will be a small outfit with a focus on quality rather than quantity of work, according to Frankel and Kleinman.
The first work to come out of Rattling Stick is likely to be some new ads for the Rexona brand for Lowe New York.