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McDonald's "Episode 1: Paroled" [SPEC SPOT]

Friday, Jun. 26, 2015


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The 60-second short spec film was directed by Whiskey Tongue (directing duo Chris Allen Williams & Matthew West) who are also the principal partners of Mad Box Post. Along with Max Fischer, Director of Photography, they led a team of excited and determined crew through one ambitious and grueling day of filming which included a Porsche chase car, stunt driving work, and a blend of live action, animation and visual effects. The spot was concepted and created by Brett Landry and Brian Engleman, two rogue creatives, determined to bring a script they loved to the screen. Williams approached them a year prior to collaborate on the spot, expanding on their ideas to give it a longer, more cinematic feel.

"Whiskey Tongue has put together this McDonald's ad. It's exciting, gritty, fun and totally gorgeous to look at."

- Little Black Book Online

Go behind the scenes here: McDonald's "Paroled" [SPEC SPOT] Visual Effects Break Down


Production Company: Spang TV/Whiskey Tongue

Directors: Chris Allen Williams and Matt West (Whiskey Tongue)
Director of Photography: Max Fischer
Editor: Chris Allen Williams
Production Designer: Andrew Carnwath
Wardrobe and Costume Design: Cecilia Clark
Character Animation and Design: Rick Plautz
Visual Effects and Compositing: Charles Bevan
Colorist: Matt West and David Muessig

Post Production: Mad Box

Creative Directors: Brian Engleman and Brett Landry
Assistant Editor: Logan Threlkeld
Post Producer: Macy West
Sound Editor: Andrew Uvarov

Audio Post: Red Amp Audio

Music: "Radar Love" Golden Earing

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