Patrick Mahomes Endorses Coors…Flashlights in Newest Pete Marquis Promo

07 - 2022

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

07 - 2022

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

06 - 2022

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

06 - 2022

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

05 - 2022

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

05 - 2022

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

04 - 2022

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

04 - 2022

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

04 - 2022

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.

04 - 2022

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

04 - 2022

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

03 - 2022

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

03 - 2022

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

02 - 2022

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

02 - 2022

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

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.

Erica Eng on Shots

08 - 2020

Shots highlight Erica Eng’s career highlights to date and her signing with Strike Anywhere. “Eng is known for crafting visually dramatic films that feel powerful, rhythmic and emotionally charged.”

Erica Eng directs The Measure of Greatness for P&G

08 - 2020

#LeadwithLove campaign for Procter and Gamble directed by Erica Eng. The Measure of Greatness tells the stories of exceptional athletes who are leading their communities – not through their athletic performances, but through their compassion, humanity and love.

Truly Campaign with Goodby Silverstein & Partners

07 - 2020

Truly summer broadcast campaign rolls out with Goodby Silverstein & Partners. Look out for all the spots directed by Malia James.

Vanity Fair, CNN, Forbes, and more all in for Blackballed

06 - 2020

“Miss The Last Dance? Blackballed is one of a number of sports-focused documentaries available for fans in the wake of the Michael Jordan event series. It’s also the best.” – Vanity Fair

“As The Last Dance ends, Blackballed signals the NBA’s evolution as a cultural force.” – CNN

“New Blackballed Documentary Shows The Importance Of Athletes Speaking Up.” – Forbes

Brilliant Blackballed Review – Chicago Sun-Times

05 - 2020

Blackballed premieres today on Quibi. Read Richard Roeper’s review in Chicago Sun-Times. “director Michael Jacobs does a brilliant job of revisiting the Sterling scandal in a rear view lens providing invaluable context.”

Michael Jacobs directs Blackballed for Quibi

11 - 2019

Blackballed, an unscripted series for Quibi moves forward with director Michael Jacobs.

Banana Republic Wins at LAFF ’19

10 - 2019

The Los Angeles Film Festival 2019 recently awarded Best Cinematography to the No Boundaries work for Banana Republic. Much deserved for Director Keenan Newman and DP Devin Whetstone. See the full listings here.

New Wrangler Work

09 - 2019

We had a rock n’ roll good time shooting this with Mother NY at the Standard Hotel on the Highline.

Ryan Simon Shares for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

07 - 2019

This feel-good campaign focuses on friends and loved ones sharing a sip of CBTL while enjoying summer.

Matt Sklar Highlights Local Alerts for Facebook

06 - 2019

Facebook’s Local Alerts feature helped residents get information during the floods in Northern California. This piece shot on location in Sonoma County tells their story.

Ryan Simon Brings It Home for Unison

05 - 2019

Director Ryan Simon was tapped by agency Cutwater for their first work with Unison. A new type of FinTech company helping people buy homes.

Matt Sklar Celebrates First Responders for Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

05 - 2019

A community celebrates those who keep it safe in this new work from Matt Sklar. Click through to watch.

Minecraft Coral Crafters Scores a Webby

03 - 2019

Strike Anywhere’s Mike Jacobs directed the piece for 215 McCann in Cozumel, Mexico. The project to regrow coral in collaboration with Minecraft has been hugely successful and continues to grow today. It won the corporate responsibility category.

Kevin Batten’s Pop Arts Signs On

03 - 2019

Kevin Batten and his team have signed on to represent Strike Anywhere in the West Coast. Kevin’s unique background in producing, VFX and sales make him the quintessential Director’s rep. He respects and understands the creative goals of projects, and is able to connect with both the creatives and producers integral in the sales cycle. We couldn’t be happier to be working with this team! Check out the full roster of Pop Arts here.

Toast 2 Featured on Shots

02 - 2019

It’s National Toast Day friends. Let’s celebrate. And eat toast. Watch the film here.

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