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Sam Brown joins Imperial Woodpecker

Posted July 30, 2014

Imperial Woodpecker is delighted to announce that Sam Brown has joined their roster for commercial representation in the U.S.

Sam has produced award winning work for clients as varied as Lexus, Samsung, Audi, Adidas and Virgin Media, who’s “Fantastic Journey” spot received a best direction yellow pencil at D&AD. His music video for Jay Z’s Grammy winning “On to the Next One” has been called the music video of the decade (below). Imperial Woodpecker looks forward to continuing his tradition of eclectically beautiful work.

View Sam Brown’s reel.

Sam continues to call Rogue Films home in the U.K., along with the full roster of Imperial’s directors.

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I Want This Boat

Posted July 30, 2014

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Anomaly has created this great short film for Johnny Walker Blue Label starring Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini.

“The Gentleman’s Wager”, directed by RSA’s Jake Scott, is a delightful 6 mins with a some great dance moves. Fun stuff. Watch it.

Here’s a quote form Jude Law on the film – scooped from Adweek.

“The film is about improvement and progress, and this is something I try to do in my work and my everyday life,” says Law. “I had to learn new skills shooting this film that combined with the places we visited and shot in, alongside working with Jake and with Giancarlo, made it a truly rare experience.”

Shout out to Anomaly’s Dave Douglass who was one of the writers on the short film.

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Spinning Images

Posted July 25, 2014

I miss vinyl. I like the little bit of nostalgia in this spot to promote Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album, So Long, See You Tomorrow.

The clip expands on the band’s phenakistoscope inspired artwork by taking the concept and creating it in-camera, with no post except edit and grade. It’s directed by James Henry of Love Commercial.

Found via Creative Review’s Best of Feed.

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Dirty Little Habit

Posted July 23, 2014

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I like me some Nun humour. And a British accent.

Here’s a fun little spot from Saatchi & Saatchi New York for Tide directed by Community Films‘ Matt Smukler.

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Paid for in Meat

Posted July 22, 2014

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Montana’s has releases the  world’s first ad campaign paid for in meat.

To prove that Montana’s Best of BBQ Sampler event is irresistible, the Montana’s team tried to shoot an entire ad campaign by bartering with BBQ ribs, sausages, chicken, brisket, and shrimp. And it worked.

Created by Vancouver-based ad agency One Twenty Three West, Montana’s surprised real businesses in Toronto by simply walking in and offering a plate of BBQ meat in exchange for goods and services.

Over two days of bartering and shooting, they received a psychic reading, an MMA lesson, a manicure, a yoga lesson, men’s skin care products, some new shoes, a haircut, a bouquet of flowers, an area rug, a massage (view below) and even a real tattoo.

But the bartering didn’t end there. The entire production crew and the advertising agency agreed to take part of their payment in BBQ.

Read more and see more of the films..
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Neil Patrick Harris for Heineken Light

Posted July 21, 2014

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I love Neil Patrick Harris. And this spot for Heineken Light is awesome. I hear there are more spots rolling out in this campaign too. Yay.

It’s created by W+K NY, directed by Arts & Sciences‘ Tom Scharpling and edited by Arcade Edit’s Will Hasell.

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Rudy’s Back

Posted July 14, 2014

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Nice – Sean Astin reprises his role as Rudy in this commercial for ESPN that explains the new College Football Playoff.

Arcade Edit’s Jeff Ferruzzo edited the spot, directed by Ray Tintori of M SS NG P ECES, for W+K New York.

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Ringo Starr for John Varvatos

Posted July 9, 2014

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Ringo Starr is celebrating his 74th birthday in style in John Varvatos’ Fall 2014 Ad Campaign.

This film, created by YARD, directed by Milkt’s Danny Clinch and edited by Arcade Edit’s Jen Dean, uses the hashtag #PeaceRocks – every time it is used in social media, Varvatos will donate $1 to the Ringo Starr Peace and Love Fund. Learn more here.

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Whoever We Are

Posted July 4, 2014

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Honey Badger directorial duo The Kolton Brothers have directed and animated the latest film from the Pepsi® Beats of the Beautiful Game album.

The short film, “Whoever We Are” by Grammy Award-winning producer/songwriter/rapper Timbaland and featuring Rachel Assil, serves as the score for the enchanting short film. To Bring this sweet football story to life, The Kolton Brothers use live action cinematography and animation, blending traditional hand-drawn rotoscope animation and digital motion tracking. View a behind the scenes video below.

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A Good Gag

Posted July 3, 2014

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Here’s a fantastic little spot that shows that you don’t need a big client to make great work.

This little spot for American Signature Furniture was created by Translation, directed by Harold Einstein (dummy), and edited by Dave Anderson who is now at Arcade Edit (this spot was done at Mackenzie Cutler).

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