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Archive June, 2012

Poor Beaver

Posted June 28, 2012


Here’s some more Canadiana (see below), this time for Coleman via Y&R Toronto.

I love how this spot starts off like a Canadian Wildlife Federation spot, featuring our noble (cough) national animal the beaver. Nicely done.

Scooped from Stimulant.

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Canadian National Canthem

Posted June 28, 2012

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We are heading into Canada Day weekend here (it’s like the 4th of July, but red & white instead of red, white and blue).

You can’t get much more “hoser” than with this spot created for Molson via Toronto’s Rethink. Nice use of product, eh? (it hurt me to type that “eh” – not all Canadians say “eh”. I don’t).

Thanks to Molly at Relish for sending me the link.

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Oh My Heart

Posted June 27, 2012

This is so beautiful. Watch it.

It’s a passion project by director Cole Webley, repped by Holiday Films in Canada and Uber Content in the US, set to a poem written by Chateau Bezerra, an Art Director at AKQA and longtime friend of Webley’s (they went to university together).

More info and full credits. Scooped from Holiday Films’ blog.

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National Anthem

Posted June 27, 2012


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I love Lana Del Rey and I love this video. There, I said it. Go ahead and judge me. I don’t care.

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Nike “Voices”

Posted June 25, 2012

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Here’s some inspirational work from W+K Portland for Nike, directed by Mark Romanek (Anonymous Content) and edited by Arcade’s Paul Martinez.

In “Voices”, Nike celebrates how far women’s sports have come by featuring elite athletes who defied convention—women who wanted to play so badly, they wrote their own rules. It features some incredible athletes including Olympic boxer Marlen Esparza, pioneering women’s basketball star Lisa Leslie, WNBA icon Diana Taurasi and Joan Benoit Samuelson, who won the world’s first gold medal for women’s marathon at the 1984 Olympics.

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Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase

Posted June 25, 2012


I did not attend the Cannes Lions this year, but one of my favourite screenings to check out is the annual Saatchi & Saatchi New Director’s Showcase.

Martin Beauvais, Partner at Toronto-based Open, was kind enough to do a round up of his favourites from this year’s showcase.

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Project Re: Brief

Posted June 21, 2012


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This time of year I’m usually at the Cannes Lions. I’m also usually, tired, dehydrated, my feet are hurting and I’m wearing last night’s makeup (classy). This year, because of my silly broken leg (broke it surfing – ya, I’m cool) that is still healing, I’m not there. But if I were, I would not be missing the premiere of the film that showcases Google’s Project Re: Brief.

It’s directed by Doug Pray, he did the amazing ad doc Art & Copy, and it’s on at the palais tomorrow at 7pm. If you are in Cannes, you should go.

The full scoop, along with some background info from Doug Pray, is posted on the Holiday Films blog (they rep Doug in Canada).

Side note: the project has already picked up a few awards including the inaugural Mobile Grand Prix and two Silver Cyber Lions. Nice.

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War

Posted June 21, 2012


Today is friend video day on glossy (see below).

Here’s director Matt Lambert’s latest – Caspa ft. Keith Flint – “WAR”.
Dark & dirty. Love it. xx

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Whisky Time

Posted June 21, 2012


My pal director Brian Lee Hughes recently teamed up with singer, guitarist and songwriter Josh Tillman to create this short film called “Whisky Time With Josh Tillman“.

BLH describes it as “a personal piece where I wanted to explore long form comedy that didn’t edit or flinch where i could just play around with the curious power of celebrity and the cult of personality.”

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Fjögur Píanó

Posted June 18, 2012


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Beautiful and erotic film by Tool’s Alma Har’el for Sigur Rós starring Shia LaBeouf. Scooped from Creativity where there’s a Behind the Work.

Warning – NSFW (depending on where you work).

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