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.
Erica Eng’s “Americanized” Continues Storming the Festival Circuit Towards Oscar Qualification
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
Pete Marquis & Mischief Sending A Seltzer to Space
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
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!
Ryan Simon directs Dear Mr. President Short Film
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
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.