The Mission is pleased to welcome Ellen Pot as Executive Producer / Head of Sales for the Los Angeles office.

Ellen joins the Mission from advertising agency, 72andSunny Los Angeles, where for the past four years she produced campaigns for clients including Target, Starbucks, Activision, and Nike.  While working with 72andSunny’s Amsterdam office, she produced the film portion of the controversial Benetton UnHate campaign, which received a Grand Prix Award at the 2012 Cannes Lions Festival. Ellen brings over ten years of live-action and post-production experience to this new position, having worked in the advertising industry on both coasts at agencies such as Ogilvy, DDB NY, Young & Rubicam, and Chiat Day.  Over the span of her career Ellen was responsible for several highly regarded VFX projects, such as Activision’s Power of Revenge directed by Caviar Content's Reynald Gresset, Target’s 2013 Holiday campaign by Augustus Punch, as well as the Effie award-winning Target Summer work in 2013.

In her new role, Ellen will work closely with Managing Director, Michael Pardee, and New York Executive Producer, Kirsten Arongino, to develop the company and forge new partnerships with agencies, directors and production companies.

About The Mission
The Mission is a visual effects studio specializing in commercials, film and digital content.  It is located in the middle of the pop-culture hub known as Abbot Kinney in Venice, CA.

In 2013, The Mission received the Best Visual Effects AICP Award for Nike's “Vapor Trail,” a collaboration with creatives at Wieden + Kennedy, and director Mark Zibert from Imperial Woodpecker. The following year, The Mission was honored to create the 2014 AICP Sponsor Reel, which was executed entirely in CG. Since The its inception in 2011, The Mission has worked with top advertising agencies (72andSunny, Wieden + Kennedy, Arnold NYC, Deutsch, JWT, Moroch, Droga5, Chiat Day, McGarry Bowen, Team One, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, DDB, and Saatchi & Saatchi) and production companies (Anonymous Content, Caviar Content, Reset, Imperial Woodpecker, Tool of North America, Uber Content, and Furlined) to put out work for high-profile clients like Samsung, Nike, Adidas, Puma, Hershey’s Kisses, McDonald’s, Haagen Daaz, American Express, Taco Bell, Verizon, Weight Watchers, and AICP to name a few.

With the talents of some of the most creative and experienced artists in the industry, working with the latest tools in Flame, Maya, and the Adobe Creative Suite, and a top-notch production staff, The Mission is a lean and dynamic powerhouse of a partner to deploy into your creative process.
From concepting, previs, and on-set-supervision, to 2D and 3D visual effects work & design, and on to final mastering, The Mission brings a smart, beautiful and efficient component to every visual dimension of your project.