- Wednesday, Apr. 8, 2015
Director Chris Applebaum has recently joined the collective of noted directors at Los Angeles-based Wondros. Applebaum is heralded as a multi-talented and innovative director with limitless creativity, evident in his work with artists for music videos and brands for commercials.
Applebaum’s ability to create intimate moments in his work has lead to some of the most widely viewed commercials and music videos in broadcast history. From his infamous Carl’s Jr. trilogy of spots with Paris Hilton, Kate Upton and Nina Agdal; to groundbreaking music videos for artists such as Rihanna and Miley Cyrus; to over 30 #1 videos on MTV; Applebaum has defined a generation of some of the most influential and lauded artists and actors. Click here to view Chris' work here.
“Chris’ versatility in the art form and his ability to ride the line between the sultry and comedic, and the sexy and profane is a skill most directors spend a lifetime accomplishing. He is an asset to the advertising industry as he has a pulse on how to engage audiences on various distribution platforms. ‘Clever,’ ‘witty,’ ‘sassy,’ ‘passionate,’ ‘intimate’ and ‘boundless’ best describe Chris and what he is bringing to the Wondros family and our clients,” stated Wondros’ Chief Creative Officer Anne-Marie Mackay.
“I am a student of art, music and pop-culture and have been offered many amazing opportunities and creative experiences with some of the greatest teams of talent, musicians and producers,” Applebaum said. “I believe in the collective concept of creativity and the opportunity to be part of Wondros will allow me to continue in the mediums I love, while expanding my talents in cause related content development and longer format projects.”
An LA native, Chris studied film at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts and is the proud recipient of multiple awards as well as the venerable honor of having the first music video inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (“Closing Time” for Semisonic). He has directed commercials for a diverse portfolio of brands including Smirnoff, Head & Shoulders, Bud Light, Hugo Boss, John Freida, and Kmart among others.
Wondros is a strategic consultancy and media production company. By channeling the skill sets of a coalition of filmmakers, producers and talent, Wondros creates content in the service of ideas that change culture. www.wondros.com