Friday, December 2, 2016

Short Takes

Friday, Oct. 28, 2016

Directing duo Spielbergs (Alex Karpovsky and Teddy Blanks) of NY-based Washington Square Films takes a literal approach to the laughable scents for top men’s shower gels in this humorous new campaign for Dollar Shave Club’s new line of body wash, Wanderer. The spots take on common stereotypes of...

Friday, Aug. 19, 2016

Director Jake Schreier of Park Pictures breaks down the fourth wall in Francis and the Lights “Friends,” a music video featuring Bon Iver and Kanye West. The clip leads in with an understated cameo by West and captures Francis Farewell Starlight’s stylized moves, topped off with a choreographed...

Friday, May. 20, 2016

Directing duo Christian & Patrick of bicoastal Park Pictures takes superstition to a new level in the new :60 “Forever 5” for the California Lottery’s Power 5 Scratchers game, out of David&Goliath. 

The spot features a man who obsessively maneuvers every aspect of his life to...

Friday, Apr. 1, 2016

Following last year’s well-received Gundersen Health System campaign, Minneapolis agency Preston Kelly reunited with director Michele Atkins of production house kaboom, San Francisco and L.A., to delve into what makes the provider so special: love + medicine. Inspired by actual experiences at...

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016

Little known fact: Action star Dolph Lundgren is a genius. Yes, that Dolph Lundgren. Rocky’s monosyllabic Russian nemesis Ivan Drago. It’s this surprising, perception-shifting nugget that creative content agency Juniper Jones utilized in promoting National Geographic Channel’s new season of ...

Friday, Dec. 18, 2015

Director Maris Jones of production company Adolescent teamed with Hill Holliday, Wax editor Christopher Huth and Sonic Union mixer David Papa to literally force the hands of teens into making questionable decisions in the impactful new :30 PSA “Who Controls You” for Above the Influence, a...

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Washington Square Films directing duo Ben/Dave (Ben Hurst and Dave Thomas) amplify a routine Saturday night to kingpin status in the :60 “Crushing the Competition” for Bowlmor AMF out of Concept Farm, NY. The trick-filled spot mimics a television infomercial and features bowling pro Jason...

Friday, Aug. 14, 2015

SHORT TAKES....This spot introduces us to two brothers who share everything—including KFC’s new Mediterranean Bites—as they enjoy summer adventures together, driving to them on the older sibling’s motorcycle. The young boy idolizes his older sibling and is so excited to see him...

Friday, May. 15, 2015

Director Rodrigo Garcia Saiz of Los Angeles-based Central Films North pushes a healthy dose of testosterone on men who have less-than-macho tendencies. Doing the pushing is Sylvester Stallone of Rocky fame who urges the gents to “Watch more boxing” for sponsor Tecate out of agency...

Thursday, Mar. 26, 2015

Alison Maclean directed this two minute-plus PSA which makes women disappear to raise awareness of gender inequality. Titled “We’re Not There Yet,” the spot was conceived by a creative ensemble at Droga5 for No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project, an initiative of the Clinton Foundation....