Pete Marquis directed campaigns with Mischief for Coors Light, Tubi, Milled and Anytime Fitness shortlisted for eight One Show awards.
One Show Announces 8 Shortlist Nominations for Coors Light, Tubi, Miller, and Anytime Fitness
Andrew Batista directs national Army campaign
Debuting during the NCAA finals the rousing campaign defines ‘Be All You Can Be’ for a new generation. Now running globally in theaters, broadcast, and social, the spots were brought to life by DDB and filmmaker Andrew Batista. Catch one of the powerful spots here.
Peacock’s Love Language Breakthrough
Pete Marquis and Duolingo got together with Peacock to get a lot of dating reality show junkies excited on April Fools.It was covered everywhere from People to Adweek. Here’s what Variety had to say.
Pete Marquis directed EOS campaign marks an evolution for men’s shaving
Ilana Glazer Miller Lite campaign directed by Pete Marquis
Alma agency teamed up with Illana Glazer and Pete Marquis to shed light on how things were and how things should be when it comes to the history of beer and advertising. From the trades, to entertainment, and culture, people were definitely talking about this one.
Why Spend $7M? Anytime Fitness Got a Super Lift Without a Big Game Ad
Pete Marquis directed Mischief’s Anytime Fitness campaign that played big ahead of and during the Super Bowl. Check out Muse by Clio’s piece about the creative work and winning results.
Erica Eng directs Short of the Week
There are many who believe rap legend Tupac Shakur lives on, a conspiracy that is explored, with humorous and dramatic effect, in Erica Eng’s six-minute short Off Fairfax. The film debuted as Short of the Week; kicked off at Tribeca Film Festival and continues to screen at festivals around the world.
Tubi Interrupts Super Bowl LVII
Director Pete Marquis back in cahoots with Mischief interrupts Super Bowl LVII with this years most talked about spot for Tubi.
From Snoop Dogg to worried moms, this instant big game classic became head turning gold as social media chatter and memes galore bounced from living rooms and bars to Twitter and TikTok.
Earned media impressions jumped by the millions overnight with pickups by Huffington Post, CNN, Hollywood Reporter, The Today Show, and just about every local news channel with a big game summary.
Ad Age breaks it down.
Pete Marquis – Best Ad of the Year
Topping 2022 with director Pete Marquis’ The Coors Light landing on Adweek’s top 30 ads of the year. Bravo to Coors, Mischief, and Pete!
Erica Eng rolls in South Africa with BBDO
Dogs, family, friends, at home and in the great outdoors! Director Erica Eng travelled to South Africa with BBDO to bring the love shared between owners and pets to life for a new broadcast campaign.
Ad of the Day – Murder a bloomin’ onion lately? Destroy the Evidence!
Destroy the Evidence for Outback Steakhouse is Ad of the Day. This playful spot directed by Pete Marquis riffs on Netflix’s Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery key themes, with a dark comedic twist.
A high-intensity murder takes place at an Outback Steakhouse – the victim, being, of course, well, you’ll have to watch to find out.
AWESOME + modest joins Strike Anywhere
We’re thrilled to welcome the talented and exceptional AWESOME + modest group to Strike Anywhere. Read all about their work, ethos, accolades, and our future together in shots.
Clio for a flashlight?
Director Pete Marquis and Mischief bring home a Clio for The Coors Light starring Patrick Mahomes.
Square(d) with Strike Anywhere filmmakers
Strike Anywhere directors Andrew Batista and Akil Gibbons helmed back to back projects for Square. Catch one of Square’s first broadcast spots from the campaign aimed at the Latin market in the United States here. Directed by Andrew Batista.
EOS, Amazon, Seagram’s, Planters, Mountain Dew
All in a day’s, well, a few days, okay, quite a few days of work. Pete Marquis spent late summer and early fall on set more than he did in his own bed. Catch buzzy new spots for EOS, Amazon, Seagram’s, Planters, and Mountain Dew everywhere — you’re phone, laptop, flatscreen, and personal movie theatre.
Patrick Mahomes Endorses Coors…Flashlights in Newest Pete Marquis Promo
Pete Marquis and Mischief team up yet again, this time to deliver a perfectly executed lightbulb moment. Marquis directs Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes in the minute-long Coors campaign which cleverly sideskirts the NFL’s longstanding policy that players cannot endorse alcohol products. Instead, Mahomes wants to sell you a flashlight. A definitely-and-totally-not-a-beer flashlight. Great for cracking open during a camping trip with friends! AdWeek found the wordplay-workaround quite refreshing, making it their Ad of the Day.
r/findyourpeople: Pete Marquis Directs Reddit’s First U.S. Campaign for R/GA
Reddit has long considered themselves the ‘front page of the internet.’ And in their first-ever U.S. campaign directed by Pete Marquis, the platform showcases how it’s also the place to find your people. Picking up an AdAge Editor’s Pick for the R/GA collaboration, Pete reveals how Reddit is the place to find like-minded folk for whatever community, niche or quick you’re into, including but not limited to dress-up…..er, Cosplay.
Messaging for Meta
For Meta, Strike Anywhere was tapped to create a globe and metaverse-trotting film. Showcasing the power that messaging on Instagram, Messenger, and WhatApp provides to growing businesses and the people who love to share, shop, and smile with friends, family, and co-workers. The film headlined Meta’s Conversations conference, setting the tone and vision for Mark Zuckerberg’s keynote.
Mike Malagon imagines the future of cheese
Change Foods is on a mission to re(create) real dairy foods that delight the taste buds, nourish people and sustain the planet, by using the magic of microbes instead of animals. This revolutionary brand story is brought to life by director Mike Malagon.
Ad Age Honors Erica Eng’s Americanized for Creative Excellence
Ad Age first encountered the work of director Erica Eng a few years ago among the honored films featured in the Commercial Directors Diversity Program from the DGA and the AICP.
In the article, for Ad Age’s Celebration of Creative Excellence for AAPI Heritage Month, Eng shares her short film “Americanized,” which last year earned numerous accolades, from festivals including the Palm Springs International ShortFest, Geena Davis’s Bentonville Film Festival and Cinequest, the latter which gained the film entry into competition for the 2022 Oscars.
AICP Awards – Pete Marquis for Miller with Mischief
Pete Marquis’ Launching a Seltzer continues to pick up awards momentum. AICP Awards announced their shortlist for Humor spots. Bravo to everyone involved in getting Seltzer’s off this planet and making more room for beer!
Pete Marquis Mischief and Miller score a Clio
Award season kicks off with Launching a Seltzer directed by Pete Marquis winning a Clio. Miller shared their real feelings about the seltzer craze by launching one of their own – straight into space.
Erica Eng’s Off Fairfax set to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
Erica Eng is heading to Tribeca for the world premiere of Off Fairfax. Rell Battle wrote and stars in Off Fairfax alongside Michael Blaustein, Teddy Ray, and Ozioma Akagha. It was directed by Erica Eng and produced by Robert Love and Terrence Battle.
Level Playing Field Emmy Nomination
HBO’s Level Playing Field directed by Akil Gibbons with Mike Jacobs as showrunner is nominated for an Emmy! Akil’s episode 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. Additional Season One episodes include Misclassified, Down the Backstretch, and The Assist.
Erica Eng partners with Traina for Stater Bros.
Erica Eng weaves personal stories together to showcase the generational value Stater Bros. brings to its community and customers. This broadcast campaign is made in partnership with Traina and a group of amazing collaborators who joined together to take these spots from script to screen.
Mike Malagon film for Square
New film work for Square, directed by Mike Malagon. Shot on location in Ohio, this film explores Square’s support of providing better infrastructure to the healthcare industry.
Pete Marquis and Mischief get ‘a little outdoorsy’ for Article – Ad Age Editor’s Pick
Ad Age’s Agency of the Year, Mischief and director Pete Marquis get back in the saddle for furniture brand Article. The spots remind everyone that there is a better way to get outdoors than climbing a mountain or arguing with your friends about which way is north.
Pete & Mischief’s “Be a little outdoorsy” broadcast campaign was named Editor’s Pick by Ad Age.
Erica Eng and Formerly Known As team for McAfee
New spot work for McAfee directed by Erica Eng and made with agency Formerly Known As to highlight the value of online security in your home.
Erica Eng selected for Disney’s Launchpad Season 2
Erica Eng is one of six directors selected for Disney’s Launchpad Season 2. Her short is set to debut on Disney+ in 2023. Read all about Erica’s film and the program in Variety
Akil Gibbons wins Gold and Silver at Inaugural Anthem Awards
Akil Gibbons directed film campaigns for Mastercard and AT&T that won Gold and Silver respectively at this year’s Anthem Awards.
For more details and to see the award winning work check out the Anthem Awards for Mastercard One Billion and Beyond and AT&T Forces of Change
Erica Eng’s “Americanized” Continues Storming the Festival Circuit Towards Oscar Qualification
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bourbon and beef, baby. Pete conjures the romance between an always timeless pairing for Wendy’s via
Hey Netflix, Play Something – Pete Marquis Reveals the Streaming Giant’s Latest Feature
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
Nina Dobrev, Daybreaker, and Activia kicked off a virtual dance party. Erica directed spots to announce the event and global initiative.