Pete Marquis – Best Ad of the Year
Erica Eng rolls in South Africa with BBDO
Ad of the Day – Murder a bloomin’ onion lately? Destroy the Evidence!
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
Clio for a flashlight?
Square(d) with Strike Anywhere filmmakers
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 Mischief and Miller score a Clio
Erica Eng’s Off Fairfax set to premiere at Tribeca Film Festival
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
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
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.
Erica Eng on Shots
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
#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
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
“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
Michael Jacobs directs Blackballed for Quibi
Banana Republic Wins at LAFF ’19
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
We had a rock n’ roll good time shooting this with Mother NY at the Standard Hotel on the Highline.