Commercials

Crooked Letter Films Captures Promo for Brooklyn Bicycle

Tue, 07/21/2015 - 15:13 -- Nick Dager

In a world where storytelling reigns, Crooked Letter Films' visual narratives have made lasting impressions for brands like Columbia Records, Refinery 29 and H&M. Based in New York, the one-stop shop conceptualizes, executes and delivers compelling digital stories for a range of clients, guiding each project from beginning to end.

Accomplice Media Signs British Comedy Director Ben Whitehouse

Thu, 07/02/2015 - 10:57 -- Nick Dager

Continuing to broaden its roster of commercial filmmakers, Accomplice Media has signed comedy director Ben Whitehouse for exclusive representation in the United States. The British-born director launched his career in 2009 and since then has established himself as a master of character-driven comedy through work for Subway, Amazon, Enterprise, KFC, Specsavers, Phones 4U and others.

Automotive Director Lino Russell Joins Accomplice Media

Mon, 06/15/2015 - 12:07 -- Nick Dager

Accomplice Media has signed German director Lino Russell for exclusive representation in the United States. Russell, who was educated in the United States and England, is an automotive and visual specialist known for his technical skill, dynamic visuals, deft handling of talent and ability to craft vivid stories. His credits include Audi, Ferrari, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Volkswagen, Toyota, Chevrolet and other global car brands.

Filmworkers, Churchill Studios Stage Shark Attack for La Quinta

Fri, 06/12/2015 - 12:19 -- Nick Dager

Man-eating sharks turn cuddly in a new campaign for La Quinta. Filmworkers and Churchill Studio provided the inspired computer generated magic for Swim in which a businessman is dropped into a dive tank filled with blood thirsty sea creatures. The campaign was conceived by DDB Chicago, and directed by David McNally of Company Films.

Sherpas Cinema Takes Jeep Renegade on the Road

Mon, 05/11/2015 - 14:45 -- Nick Dager

Accomplice Media’s directing team Sherpas Cinema collaborated with The Richards Group and Jeep on a new campaign launching the 2015 Jeep Renegade across North America. For the campaign’s 60-second launch spot, Sherpas Cinemas’ Eric Crosland captured the epic adventure of a band traveling America in search of musical stardom. Featuring Brooklyn indie rockers X Ambassadors and their original song Renegades, the spot debuted on the iHeartRadio Music Awards show.

The Colonie’s Ackerman Cuts To The Chase For Kay

Thu, 04/30/2015 - 12:10 -- Nick Dager

When Stern Advertising wanted to create a memorable Mother’s Day spot for Kay Jewelers, they once again partnered up with The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman. Director, Harry Patramanis, captured the playfulness and tone of the spot. Ackerman then weaved the footage into an endearing storyline that conveys the emotional connections and family moments that make Mother’s Day special.

British Comedy Director Nick Jones Joins Original

Wed, 04/01/2015 - 12:26 -- Nick Dager

Original has reached out to London to sign one of the UK’s top commercial comedy directors. Nick Jones has directed funny spots for eHarmony, Sony PlayStation, AT&T, Mercedes, Walmart, McDonald’s, Kia, Heineken and scores of other brands. Original will represent him exclusively for advertising projects in the United States.

Papamichael Uses Codex Action Cam for Infiniti QX50 Spot

Tue, 03/31/2015 - 11:28 -- Nick Dager

Phedon Papamichael, who is best known for big-screen cinematography on movies including The Descendants, The Ides Of March, The Monuments Men and Nebraska, which brought him an Oscar nomination in 2014, often shoots and directs commercials, where he can lavish attention on each moment and try out the vary latest gear. He recently shot and co-directed a branding film for the Infiniti QX50 with Codex Action Cams.

Ackerman, Pytka team up on Good Things

Fri, 03/06/2015 - 12:13 -- Nick Dager

The Colonie editor, Bob Ackerman, and renowned director, Joe Pytka, recently paired up to create a dramatic spot for McDonald’s, out of Burrell Communications. Driven by realistic, gritty, cinematic style footage, the :60 commercial, entitled, Good Things, tells the story of a group of African-American teenagers hanging out on dark inner city streets. At first glance it seems that they might have some questionable plans for the evening. However, the story arc soon reveals the group to be a force of optimism, hope and the shared spirit at the heart of their community.

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