HAPPENINGS

  • Timber Examines The “Study Of Power” In Infiniti’s New Campaign Ft. The QX50 Model

    In a bold new campaign celebrating Infiniti’s QX50 model, Timber’s design and visual effects team takes viewers on a striking journey highlighting the infinite possibilities between human and machine. The spot features a mirroring exposition of the functionalities observed in human behavior and the adaptive technologies within the new QX50, paving the way for drivers to inevitably “become more powerful.”

    To learn more: http://timber.net/

  • For The Love Of Lifetime - New Work From Cut+Run

    By our side every step of the way, Lifetime celebrates 35 years of commitment to its viewers through a side-by-side narrative that highlights the intimate highs and lows that shape ones legacy. Edited by Cut + Run's Stacy Peterson and beautifully directed by Decon's JEAN for A&E Networks and the love of Lifetime.

    To learn more: http://cutandrun.com/

  • Bullitt Adds Allison Amon To Management Team

    Bullitt Adds Allison Amon To Management Team

    Bullitt is proud to announce the addition of Allison Amon as the company’s EVP of Sales and Development. Amon will work closely with President/EP Luke Ricci on the company’s continued growth in the realm of branded entertainment and advertising.

    “Over the years I have admired Allison and everything she has accomplished,” explains President/EP Luke Ricci. “We are deeply enthusiastic about the incredible insight and perspective that she brings to the company and we look forward to having as part of our executive team.”

    “Bullitt is a vital force in solving brand challenges with amazing talent, original and strategic vision that is keenly attuned to where the industry is going,” comments Allison Amon. “I am inspired by the creativity and direction of the company, and look forward to helping shape its future.”

    Formerly a partner, executive producer, and co-owner of Chelsea Pictures Allison Amon spent eighteen years shaping and developing the company into a world-class entity winning awards at Sundance, the Emmys and numerous Cannes Lions, among others. Prior to Chelsea she was Head of Production at Palomar Pictures and a freelance producer who collaborated with noted directors and production companies on both commercial and music video projects.

    For more on Bullitt, please visit: http://bullittbranded.com/

  • KRC Director Abraham Roofeh Captures The Spirit Of Broadway Musicals For Postmodern Jukebox’s Reinterpretation Of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’”

    KRC Director Abraham Roofeh captures the spirit of Broadway musicals with a contemporary twist for Postmodern Jukebox’s reinterpretation of Journey’s iconic hit, “Don’t Stop Believin’.” Produced by Robert Kennedy, the piece is a nod to the band’s tradition of locked-off, one take videos, and moves from static to dynamic in a stylishly playful, choreographed journey.

    “This is the first time that Postmodern Jukebox had attempted a music video on this scale and they brought their A-game,” comments director Roofeh. “Knowing their style, we created something that embodied the theme of Journey’s original version yet fit the style and tone of the band’s interpretation.”

    As a director and editor, Abraham Roofeh’s diverse body of work, along with a collaborative mindset, allows him to create an atmosphere around him that is infectious and yields great results. The Postmodern Jukebox’s music video has already received nearly a half million views and counting.

  • New PSA Film Conveys The Power of The Voices of #MeToo

    A powerful new film, edited by Cut+Run’s Sean Stender and directed by Lara Everly, sheds light on the stark realities that continue to be illuminated in the wake of #MeToo. In the piece, which Everly explains aims to “create something beautiful out of all this ash,” 11 women open up about the first time they experienced sexual abuse and harassment.

    In the wake of all the allegations against Harvey Weinstein and now many others, I sat gutted reading all the #metoo stories popping up on my social media feed,” comments director Lara Everly. She continues, “I was outraged and saddened realizing how many women I knew had experienced sexual harassment and assault, but I also felt inspired by the solidarity knowing I wasn’t alone. The women in the video are me. They are you.”

    According to editor Sean Stender, “I felt it was important to be a part of this crucial conversation. This is a topic that requires effort and collaboration across all genders. It was an honor to work with Lara and give these women's stories a platform.”

    Echoing the collective message at the end of the film, we hope this project encourages other women to speak up out loud, to say never again. The more we speak up, the more we all wake up so that the next generation never has to say "me too"

  • Eleven Mixer/Sound Designer Jeff Payne Ignites The Magic Of The Holidays In Target’s New Campaign

    Eleven Mixer/Sound Designer Jeff Payne Ignites The Magic Of The Holidays In Target’s New Campaign

    Eleven Mixer/Sound Designer Jeff Payne ignites the magic of the holidays in Target’s endearing new campaign entitled “A Home For The Holidays.” The spot celebrates the joy of togetherness as various infamous toys come to life and join forces to build a dream house, lead by the ambition of imaginative children.

  • Jeanette Rulli Rahill Joins Rabagast As EP, North America

    Jeanette Rulli Rahill Joins Rabagast As EP, North America

    Rabagast has expanded its management team with Jeanette Rulli Rahill as Executive Producer, North America. Jeanette is part of the natural evolution of the production service company, and its deepening commitment to the US market for projects filming in Spain, Portugal, Uruguay and Chile. Now, in addition to covering all seasons, locations and styles of project year-round, Rabagast offers a US-based executive producer who embodies the company’s experienced and passionate approach. Knowledge and communication are the essential elements of production; Jeanette will work closely with bidding producers in each country and be involved in projects from start to finish, making her an essential link for a seamless production process. “I was immediately struck by how each person at Rabagast knows how to design solutions with imagination and professionalism,” comments Jeanette Rahill. “Their energy is contagious, and the people you most want on your side when shooting abroad.”

    Over the last 15 years, Rabagast has enjoyed a roster of repeat clients. They collaborate with noted ad agencies including Wieden & Kennedy, CP+B, BBH, DDB, McCann, Saatchi + Saatchi, JWT on commercials, content, and still shoots for Nike, Volvo, H&M, Spotify, Heineken, and Mercedes, among others.

     Throughout her career, Jeanette has produced commercials and music videos for such production companies as Partizan, Stink, Chelsea Pictures, Curious Pictures, HSI, Villains and Robot Films. She just returned from Berlin, where she judged at the Ciclope Festival of Film Craft.

  • Cut+Run Editor Gary Knight Illuminates Powerful Reactions to Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi”

    Sometimes people's reactions to a painting can be as compelling as the artwork itself.  Edited by Cut+Run’s Gary Knight and directed by Nadav Kander of Chelsea Pictures for Droga5, this hidden camera short film illuminates candid and powerful reactions to Leonardo da Vinci’s uncovered masterpiece “Salvator Mundi”. 

  • Full Force Financial Launches; Unveils Innovative F3 System™

     Full Force Financial Launches; Unveils Innovative F3 System™

    Led by Founder Tim Tortora, a former Studio Executive and Production Accountant, Full Force Financial has launched with its innovative F3 System™ -- the production industry’s first subscription-based, end-to-end, proprietary, remote production accounting system – which promises to modernize the production accounting process, as the entertainment industry has known it to date. www.fullforcefinacial.com

    Full Force Financial’s F3 System™ was designed for content creators, filmmakers, and producers. It scales to a production’s needs, whether you are shooting with a crew of 7 or 70. The proprietary F3 System™ achieves this by the convergence of innovative, cloud-powered tools and time-tested production accounting practices. With a user interface that mimics the familiar look and feel of traditional production paperwork, the F3 System™ enables you to work remotely from any browser enabled device and be completely paperless.

    Full Force Founder & Entrepreneur Tim Tortora has spent his, 30-year career in the entertainment industry garnering extensive production accounting and producing experience before launching his new company, Full Force Financial. For several decades, Tim served as a Film & Television Executive at a series of studios, including significant tenures at Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films, Mandalay, and the Walt Disney Company. This management experience has enabled Tim to have a real-world understanding of the day-to-day needs of Production Accountants in the entertainment industry. Tim’s experience as an Executive merged last year with his drive for innovation to always improve the production accounting process and provide long-lasting solutions. This motivated him and his team to launch Full Force Financial this fall. Tim oversees day-to-day management of the new company and its F3 System™.

  • Senior Flame Artist Dan Margules Joins Lucky Post

    Senior Flame Artist Dan Margules Joins Lucky Post

    Lucky Post welcomes Senior Flame Artist Dan Margules to the company. Margules is known for his work on such projects as Lego Batman for Sky, Gold Bond “Shaq Wisdom,” Canada Dry’s “Busy,” the Prey game trailer, and groundbreaking 360VR experiences for the Oscar-Winning film The Arrival, and the Shinola Factory Tour, 2016 Lumiere Award winner for Best Branded VR Content, and GMC’s #enlistme, a 360 awareness campaign to benefit injured veterans. 

    A Toronto native, Margules spent his early career in entertainment as a rapper, and producer/ radio host at night. His show, the longest running hip hop radio program in Canada, featured such guest appearances as Chuck D, the Wu Tang Clan and Drake, to great acclaim. Working in a post house by day, his talent for solving the intricate puzzles of projects and workflow pulled Margules deeper into postproduction and initiated his career as a Flame Artist. Since his successful decade-long tenure at Toronto’ Crush Inc., he has expanded his repertoire from advertising campaigns to installations and VR. 

    One of his seminal projects for Crush Inc. was the video installation “Civilization,” directed by Marco Brambilla for the opening of The Standard Hotel in New York. Located in the hotel’s elevators, the video collage of famous and infamous films was inspired by Dante’s Inferno. He also worked on commercials for Kellogg’s iconic brands, incorporating character animations of Tony The Tiger and Toucan Sam by noted artist Chuck Gammage (Supervising Animator, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) into live action narratives.   

    After freelancing with Canadian VFX and post houses, Margules was offered the Senior Flame Artist position at Reel FX Dallas. There, Margules collaborated on the company’s early 360VR pieces, helping to pioneer the production process. With no roadmap, Margules and his colleagues created such immersive projects as Oculus For Good, The Hunger Games VR Experience, and the JC Penney Christmas Holiday VR Advent Calendar. This time of innovation and exploration was followed by a period of freelancing, including at Lucky Post.