Erica Eng’s “Americanized” Continues Storming the Festival Circuit Towards Oscar Qualification

09 - 2021

Erica Eng is getting used to the step and repeat life! Her short film Americanized continues to pick up steam on the festival circuit. Picking up awards Bentonville, Cinequest, and Palm Springs, Erica is now qualified to be nominated for Best Narrative Short at the upcoming Academy Awards. Until then, you can catch the film on the big screen during its New York premiere at UrbanWorld Festival this Friday, October 1 at the Cinépolis Luxury Cinemas in Chelsea.

Ad of the Day! Fast-Food Mascots Sue Over Accidental Veganism in Pete Marquis’ Hilarious Alpha Foods Spot

09 - 2021

Vegan food so tasty it’s sending fast-food icons into an existential crisis! Light is finally being shed on accidental veganism in this smart and hilarious pro-plant spot directed by Pete Marquis for Alpha Foods. A cheesy (non-dairy) lawyer is the perfect foil for this bit, leading the Mischief-created spot to be named Ad of the Day by Adweek.

Akil Gibbons Directs Pilot Episode of HBO’s Level Playing Field, Executive Produced by Mike Jacobs

09 - 2021

Akil Gibbons directs and produces the pilot episode of Level Playing Field, the new four-part sports docu-series from HBO Sports and Vox Media Studios. With Mike Jacobs as showrunner, the series explores sports stories through the lens of social equity. Kicking off the program and earning a highlight in Forbes, Akil explores the intersection of sports, race, and social policy through the story of “Midnight Basketball,” the youth program born out of President Clinton’s 1994 crime bill to help keep youth off the streets and away from drugs and crime.

Pete Marquis’ Rocket Stunt Launches Miller to AdAge’s List of Top 5 Creative Brand Ideas

06 - 2021

Not one to ‘hop’ on the bandwagon, Miller shared their real feelings about the seltzer craze by launching one of their own – straight into space. The Pete Marquis-directed ad stunt sparked worthy praise from consumers and press alike, being called ‘perhaps the bravest brand idea of the week’ by AdAge, alongside nods from AdWeek, Muse by Clio, and many others.

Akil Gibbons directed films highlight Open Mindedness on LinkedIn

06 - 2021

Akil Gibbons goes one-on-one with LinkedIn, gathering insight and morsels of wisdom from a range of real-life businesspeople.

Pete Marquis Leads Earthlings to Build an #OREOOffering

06 - 2021

From a mysterious crop circle on a farm in Kansas, Pete Marquis leads OREO fans to build a peace offering for some extraterrestrial visitors. Muse by Clio featured the #OREOOffering saga (thankfully, the aliens accepted) Turns out they are are also fans of Earth’s number one cookie.

Erica Eng’s Short Film “Americanized” Screening at 2021 Palm Springs International Shortfest

06 - 2021

Erica Eng’s Oscar-qualified short film “Americanized” will be playing Palm Springs International ShortFest this year, screening as part of the “Outsiders & Underdogs” program. See you there on Saturday, June 26th at 5:30pm PT in the Camelot Theaters! 🌴 #shortfest2021

Pete Marquis & Mischief Sending A Seltzer to Space

05 - 2021

We’re helping Miller Genuine Draft launch a seltzer ‘into oblivion’! Check out the Adweek feature on director Pete Marquis’ latest project with Mischief!

Erica Eng Scratches a Winning Spot for the Virginia Lottery

05 - 2021

Erica captures the thrill and joy of everyday wins in her latest spot for the Virginia Lottery, a fun collaboration with Richmond-based ad agency We Are Yebo.

Pete Marquis Crafts a Cheeseburger Love Story for Wendy’s

05 - 2021

Bourbon and beef, baby. Pete conjures the romance between an always timeless pairing for Wendy’s via
VMLY&R.

Hey Netflix, Play Something – Pete Marquis Reveals the Streaming Giant’s Latest Feature

04 - 2021

Pete Marquis, you’re making the rest of us look lazy! Recently the Strike Anywhere director (and workaholic) linked up with the world’s leading streaming entertainment service (and everyone’s favorite actor Will Arnett) to unveil Play Something: an intuitive new feature that finds the perfect thing to watch based on what you love.

Brian Baumgartner & Matt Sklar team up for National Chili Day

03 - 2021

Director Matt Sklar and Edelman unveil Brian Baumgartner’s solution to the best national chili day for Bush’s Beans. The work and a discussion with Brian was featured on AdAge

Erica Eng Lunar New Year Film for Panda Express with The Many

02 - 2021

Los Angeles agency The Many tapped director Erica Eng to create a film that celebrates the traditions of Lunar New Year with Panda Express through the experience of good food, family and togetherness, especially those who might be unfamiliar with the holiday. Read Ad Age Creativity Editor’s Pick about the project.

Marvel’s Behind the Mask directed by Michael Jacobs drops trailer & release date!

02 - 2021

Set for release February 12th on Disney+ details emerge from Marvel about our exciting new film. Watch the trailer for Behind the Mask directed by Michael Jacobs.

Ryan Simon directs Dear Mr. President Short Film

01 - 2021

Producer Clair McGirr launches Dear Mr. President to showcase a series of Motion Poems films. The showcase includes award-winning filmmaker and poet collaborations from all over the world.

Ryan Simon’s Everyday interprets Los Angeles poet laureate Robin Coste Lewis’ words to life in this moving film.

Akil Gibbons Forces of Change for AT&T

01 - 2021

Akil Gibbons debuts new episodes for AT&T series Forces of Change about the Black Scientific Renaissance. This series examines how society can create systems that uplift historically marginalized groups and posits that doing so can lead to breakthroughs that have the power to change the world.

Pete Marquis rolls out SpaceJam2

12 - 2020

Adweek features director Pete Marquis’ latest project SpaceJam2.com

We can’t tell you more, you must experience it for yourself!

Akil Gibbons joins Strike Anywhere

11 - 2020

Shots showcases Akil Gibbons and we’re thrilled to continue working with him. “With a background in work for studios and networks, Gibbons’ powerfully affecting films educate and inspire while earning tens of millions of online views.”

Strike Anywhere, Tan France and Facebook give Small Business a Boost

11 - 2020

Strike Anywhere worked with Tan France and Facebook to help businesses across the UK. Garnering millions of impressions across Facebook Watch, IGTV, and YouTube —  Boost My Business highlights smart ways to grow and reach new customers.

Erica Eng rolls with Nina Dobrev for Activia

09 - 2020

Nina Dobrev, Daybreaker, and Activia kicked off a virtual dance party. Erica directed spots to announce the event and global initiative.

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