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Thursday, Jul. 24, 2014

A gun safety message from Evolve uses a bit of risque humor to make its point. Two young mothers talk about their sons who have gotten together for a play day. They are dueling with space swords--at least that’s what we assume until it’s revealed that both have sex toys in their hands.

We...

Friday, May. 16, 2014

Every year on May 4th and 5th, the Dutch reflect on World War II.

May 4th is remembrance day for the victims of this devastating war. On May 5th the liberation from the German occupation is reflected upon and celebrated.

Although it’s been nearly 70 years since World War II ended,...

Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Friends and family are seated at a table in a darkened room that is partially illuminated by the lit candles on a birthday cake. At the head of the table is the birthday gal who is about to blow out the candles. Usually the only element of “suspense” in this scenario would be if the woman can...

Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014

“Luck be a lady tonight,” famously crooned the legendary Frank Sinatra. Fast forward to today and in that spirit the Lady Luck theme re-emerges in a California Lottery spot created by ad agency David&Goliath, El Segundo, Calif.

In this :30, Lady Luck takes the form of a lovely,...

Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

We open on a car waiting at a stop sign. With his young son in the backseat, the driver looks to his right and sees a car approaching in the distance. He pulls his vehicle out to make a left onto the road, not properly judging just how fast the oncoming car is traveling. We appear headed for an...

Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

Curtis Wehrfritz of Untitled Films, Toronto, directed this “We Are The World”-esque music video which gives a human voice to dogs as they sing in a recording studio to raise awareness of animal cancer. One in four dogs and one in eight cats currently die from cancer. Behind the video is Pet...

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

The Guard Brothers of production house Smuggler directed this spot which is a tug-at-the-heartstrings departure from the lottery advertising norm.
The spot centers on a quiet elderly man who works in a corporate mailroom. At quitting time, we follow his evening commute on a bus through town...

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Sean Pecknold of The Academy (L.A., NYC, Seattle) directed this two-minute web film direct to client for GoldieBlox in which a precocious trio of girls construct a wildly creative Rube Goldberg-esque contraption. GoldieBlox’s debut commercial film, “Princess Machine” features the young trio...

Friday, Nov. 29, 2013

Greg Kohs of Backyard directed this Google Stories film Laurent Aigon: l’autre façon de voler or Laurent out of 72andSunny, Amsterdam. The 3:15 film tells the genuine story of a man who rediscovers his childhood obsession of flight by engineering his own fully functioning...

Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

Paul Harrod of Bent Image Lab directed this spot deploying felt animation in which a newlywed man receives from his bride a gift he doesn't want--a mounted singing fish. The gent fumbles with his words as he tries to fake that he's thrilled over the...