“Mile…Mile & A Half” Documentary Makes Film Festival History

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If you’re free this Saturday, June 1st, and in Santa Monica, CA, then try to check out the world premiere of Mile…Mile & A Half, a feature-length documentary by an LA-based collective of multimedia artists and outdoor enthusiasts called The Muir Project. The film follows the group as they hiked the entire John Muir Trail in July 2011 and brought …

Agency Post Profiles David Lai of Hello Design

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I had the pleasure of working with David Lai and his team at Hello Design in 2010. They’re a group of brilliant creatives and designers creating interactive experiences and original content for the likes of Herman Miller, Tillamook Cheese, UCLA, Nike and Natural History Museum. Their core philosophy is “Do Good Work & Everything Else Happens” — which, while a …

iartists Celebrates One Year; Welcomes “The Connector” Sheima Hassanlou

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iartists welcomes its first year in business by expanding with new agent Sheima Hassanlou and new clients: creative production company Shilo and digital behaviorists Modus Operandi across various disciplines including broadcast, advertising, digital and gaming. Co-founded in 2012 by Executive Producer Danixa Diaz, the international business development firm also adds Sheima Hassanlou as an associate agent to handle the West Coast …

Süperfad Seattle Alums Get A Royale Welcome

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Integrated motion design & production studio Royale welcomes Executive Producer Chris Volckmann, Head of Digital Production Beck Henderer-Peña, and Senior Art Director Loren Judah. The three, formerly of Süperfad, will head Royale’s new Seattle, Washington location, and work closely with the Los Angeles office to create cohesive branding strategies for clients across broadcast, digital, print, and other media. AWN has …

Commercial Production Company CHROMISTA Launches

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Academy Award-nominated director Darren Aronofsky has teamed up with executive producers Ted Robbins & Sandy Haddad to launch production company CHROMISTA. Rounding out the directorial roster are Kasra Farahani, Daniel Portrait of Kamp Grizzly, Xavier Mairesse (shortlisted for the AICP Show this year), and Walter May. Aronofsky’s longtime features producer Scott Franklin will serve as an executive producer. Shoot wrote a nice feature …

Trollback + Company Creates Brand Package for YEAH! TV Launch

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Ever wondered what really happens behind the scenes of some of your favorite cult classics? Trollback + Company (T+Co) created a cinematic branding package for YEAH! TV, AMC Networks’ newly-launched interactive streaming movie service. YEAH! lets die-hard fans watch their favorite titles, such as Blade Runner, Child’s Play, Clerks, and Pulp Fiction, in unrivaled detail: behind-the-scenes factoids, exclusive interviews, real-time quizzes …

The Awards Keep Coming For Phoenix’s CCTV Promo

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Phoenix Media Group‘s Biz Asia America promo for CCTV recently landed a few awards, including a Silver ADDY and a PromaxBDA Design nomination. This sweeping and artful promo takes a stylized journey through an immersive, re-imagined environment. Fostering a dialogue between Asia and the West, Phoenix created visuals that linked money and trade with human interaction. Check it out here: http://vimeo.com/39869403 …

Shoot’s Next-Gen Filmmakers: Los Perez of The Cortez Brothers

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Congrats to The Cortez Brothers’ talented directing team Los Pérez (Tania Verduzco and Adrián Pérez), which has been selected as one of the 32 directors / directing teams to be honored at the SHOOT 2013 11th Annual New Directors Showcase on May 23rd in NYC. Check out their work here and see why they made the final cut!

GRworks’ “Pen to Paper” Surpasses Kickstarter Goal

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Success! GRworks has surpassed its Kickstarter goal for its “Pen to Paper: My Imaginary Friend” children’s book, featuring stories by kids from non-profit writing center 826LA that are illustrated by professional artists from Pixar, Disney, DC Comics and Nickelodeon. I can’t wait to get my hands on a hard copy of the beautiful book! Check out the great plug we …