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Who is Michael Jang? Directed by Michael Jacobs

“Who Is Michael Jang” premieres at the Roxie Theater in San Francisco on May 30th as part of SF Doc Fest’s opening night. 🎞️ SF Chronicle has the first look at the film. Directed by Michael Jacobs of Strike Anywhere, “Who Is Michael Jang” is a captivating journey into the life and work of the...
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Strike Anywhere’s Company Profile in Little Black Book

At Strike Anywhere, collaboration is key and as the industry landscape shifts, we’re embracing experimentation and leveraging emerging technologies to elevate our craft. Co-founder Ryan Simon highlights our mission: breaking the mold, experimenting with storytelling, and creating high-impact visuals. From early projects like Meta’s branded content to award-winning features, our DNA is built on innovation...
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2024 Clios!

The touch-down Tubi campaign “Interface Interruption,” has scooped up two Gold and two Bronze Clio’s! Check out the list below. Congratulations to everyone’s creative achievements at The Clios. 2 X Gold 🏅 Tubi – “Interface Interruption” Directed by Pete Marquis – Direct, Film and Media, Film 2 X Bronze 🥉 Tubi – “Interface Interruption” Directed...
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Webby Nominations!

The 28th Annual Webby Awards have been announced and we’re beaming to see SIX works created by the Strike Anywhere team included in the nominations alongside an immense amount of talent. Check out the list below and visit The Webby Awards link to cast your votes by April 18! Duolingo – “Love Language” directed by...
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Akil Gibbons talks filmmaking with Shots

“Filmmaking is a team sport. It takes cohesive action and folks playing different positions to achieve a shared goal. I love that direction requires you to build an understanding and respect for each person at each step of the filmmaking process.” Akil Gibbons shares his insights on exceptional filmmaking and the industry’s dynamic landscape for...
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Opendoor Super Bowl campaign with Mischief

Opendoor Super Bowl campaign is underway. Pete Marquis is back with Mischief for another Super Bowl Muse has all the details. Sell a home during halftime? No problem.
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As We Speak – Sundance Reviews, Trailer, and Pararmount+ Release Date

Paramount+ drops As We Speak trailer on the heels of glowing reviews at Sundance. Early takes from Variety, Hollywood Reporter, and Rolling Stone, plus a live Q&A with LA Times’ Matt Brennan prime audiences for the As We Speak premiere on Paramount+ February 27th. “There probably isn’t a timelier Sundance premiere right now than As...
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Anytime Fitness and Mischief – Train for Your Life

Anytime Fitness returns post Super Bowl to encourage you to “Train for Your Life.” Developed with Mischief @ No Fixed Address and directed by Pete Marquis, the campaign emphasizes realistic fitness achievements over extreme goals. The spots reunite Mischief, Marquis, and spokesperson Arnell Powell. Read more about the campaign on Adweek.
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Ad of the Year – Tubi “Interface Interruption”

Tubi “Interface Interruption” directed by Pete Marquis lands on Ad Age, Campaign Magazine, Adweek, and other notable creative and marketing lists for ad of the year.
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Banner year for AWESOME + modest

Strike Anywhere repped animation studio AWESOME + modest created animated content for a number of high-profile documentary projects, including the feature film “Stamped from the Beginning for Netflix. Other notable projects include “The Stroll” for HBO, and Hulu, NY Times, and Showtime.
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Generative AI with Google Cloud

Mike Malagon directed a series of films for Google’s Cloud AI Summit. The films for Forbes, Turning, and Snap highlight incredible AI applications for each business.
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Koala for Steakmas

Pete Marquis directed Outback Steakhouse’s latest campaign Koala on the Walla developed by Mischief, that ties in with the Australian holiday “Steakmas.” The overly observant koala character judges people’s behavior to decide if they deserve steak for Christmas. Read more about the campaign with this feature from Muse by Clio.
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Sundance in Competition

Strike Anywhere will debut its latest documentary feature film, As We Speak, in competition at Sundance. Bronx rap artist Kemba explores the growing weaponization of rap lyrics in the United States criminal justice system and abroad — revealing how law enforcement has quietly used artistic creation as evidence in criminal cases for decades. Directed by...
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No Nut November

Pete Marquis is back with Terri & Sandy directing the only campaign that wants young men to refrain from refraining this November, at least when it comes to snacking. Check out Tim Nudd’s deep dive on the work on AdAge.
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Akil Gibbons directs powerful Udemy film

Building Opportunity is the latest campaign directed by Akil Gibbons for Udemy. This film takes place in the community of learner-turned-educator Vital and follows his story alongside instructor Chris as they open their co-founded school in Vital’s hometown of Magu, Rwanda. Read more about the film and ongoing series for Udemy in this Shots feature.
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Tinder Message for Scammers

Tinder, Mischief, and Pete Marquis unpack World Romance Scam Prevention Day—with help from Jonathan Bennett, an expert in toxic behavior since starring as Aaron Samuels in 2004’s “Mean Girls.” The spot features Bennett talking about online fraudsters posing as potential love interests. Bennett has a pretty blunt message for these scammers at the end. Watch...
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Academy Awards turns Gold for Erica Eng

Erica Eng’s has been selected as the US recipient of the Academy Gold Fellowship for Women! A prestige program for emerging female filmmakers, Erica will be the recipient of a grant and eight months of one-on-one mentorship as she develops her feature.
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Sizzler & Rambler Summer

A true summer pairing. Sizzler is back with Jodie Sweeten, a campaign from Mischief, directed by Pete Marquis. Adweek, Muse, and People had something to say about this one. Rambler found the spot after many countless location scouts for the perfect tubing river. Check out the spot on Shots.
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Andrew Batista makes Impossible Alone films for Atlassian

Andrew Batista directed two films for Atlassian’s Impossible Alone film series. See the powerful debut film about a life saved and the power of cloud collaboration featured on Shots.
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Erica Eng Award & Premiere Announced

Erica Eng continues to make waves on the festival circuit. After debuting at Tribeca, Off Fairfax picked up the best episodic award at Bentonville Film Festival. Up next, Erica will debut her Disney Launchpad short film The Ghost at HollyShorts before the film streams on Disney+ and Hulu.
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Six Cannes Lions!

Pete Marquis directed two Super Bowl campaigns for Mischief and both came back with Cannes Lions. Tubi -Interface Interruption won a gold, two silver, and two bronze lions. Anytime Fitness – Fitness Anytime won a bronze lion. Bravo to our partners at Mischief and the many amazing humans that helped from beginning to end on...
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Mahomes & Mischief with a Bear

A year after The Coors Light took the internet by storm, the team is back with Coors Light Bear. Pete Marquis directed the campaign that caused social media rumors to swirl about Travis Kelce being the bear. Read more about a day in the life with Mahomes and his bear friend in Ad Age, Sports...
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Coors Light – AICP Next Award

Pete Marquis directed The Coors Light with Patrick Mahomes scores AICP Next Award!
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Akil Gibbons premieres Harlem is Nowhere

Harlem Is Nowhere — an experimental documentary essay inspired by the visions of Gordon Parks and Ralph Ellison is a reflection on the development and later gentrification of Black Harlem. Written and directed by Akil Gibbons. The film premiered at Harlem International Film Festival.
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Orchard Valley has a new nut

Terri & Sandy tapped Pete Marquis to bring Orchard Valley’s mouthless mascot to life. Check out campaign highlights on Shots.
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Andrew Batista joins Strike Anywhere

Shots shares all about director Andrew Batista who kicks off with campaigns for Square, US Army, and Atlassian upon joining with Strike Anywhere for US representation.
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One Show Announces 8 Shortlist Nominations for Coors Light, Tubi, Miller, and Anytime Fitness

Pete Marquis directed campaigns with Mischief for Coors Light, Tubi, Milled and Anytime Fitness shortlisted for eight One Show awards.
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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.
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Peacock’s Love Language Breakthrough

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.
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Pete Marquis directed EOS campaign marks an evolution for men’s shaving

Pete Marquis and Mischief join forces for EOS and Muse had some very nice words for all involved.
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Ilana Glazer Miller Lite campaign

Alma agency teamed up with Illana Glazer and Miller Lite 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.
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Why Spend $7M? Anytime Fitness Got a Super Lift Without a Big Game Ad

Mischief’s Anytime Fitness campaign played big ahead of and during the Super Bowl. Check out Muse by Clio’s piece about the creative work and winning results.
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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.
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Tubi Interrupts Super Bowl LVII

Director Pete Marquis is back in cahoots with Mischief to interrupt 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....
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Best Ad of the Year

Topping 2022 The Coors Light is landing on Adweek’s top 30 ads of the year. Bravo to Coors and Mischief we had a lot of fun with this one!
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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.
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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 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.
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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.
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Clio for a flashlight?

Diretor Pete Marquis and Mischief bring home a Clio for The Coors Light starring Patrick Mahomes.
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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!
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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Akil Gibbons wins Gold and Silver at Inaugural Anthem Awards

Akil Gibbons directed film campaigns for Mastercard andAT&T that won Gold and Silver respectively at this year's Anthem Awards.
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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...
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Ad of the Day! Fast-Food Mascots Sue Over Accidental Veganism in Pete Marquis’ Hilarious Alpha Foods Spot

Light is finally being shed on accidental veganism in this smart and hilarious pro-plant spot directed by Pete Marquis for Alpha Foods.
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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...
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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,...
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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.
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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.
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Erica Eng’s Short Film “Americanized” Screening at 2021 Palm Springs International Shortfest

Erica Eng’s Oscar-qualified short film “Americanized” will be playing
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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!
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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.
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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 VMLY&R.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.