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  • Bullitt Signs Award-Winning Directors Sasie Sealy & Jonathan Zames To Filmmaker Roster

    Bullitt Signs Award-Winning Directors Sasie Sealy & Jonathan Zames To Filmmaker Roster

    Bullitt is excited to welcome two award-winning directors to its roster: Sasie Sealy and Jonathan Zames. Both are conversant in both long and short form projects, and work at the intersection of advertising and entertainment. 

    Sasie Sealy is director with a love of striking visuals and cheeky scripts. She first made her mark in the commercial world of fashion and beauty with clients such as Maybelline, Tory Burch, Suave, and Sally Hansen, and her work has been featured in Glamour, Refinery29, and Teen Vogue, among others. Sasie’s projects are known for transcending category by embodying an original vantage point or unique narrative facet. Sealy’s short films have screened at festivals around the world, and her work has won support from the Sundance Institute, New York State Council on the Arts, Film Independent, and the Sloan Foundation. A short with HBO in 2014 led to a chance to direct episodic television and her first DGA nomination for her work on Amazon’s Gortimer Gibbons’ Life on Normal Street.  In addition to her advertising work, now exclusively via Bullitt, she is currently in development on a pilot with Sarah Jessica Parker’s company Pretty Matches.Director Jonathan Zames combines visual artistry and a comedy writer's edge in work that piques curiosity while delivering maximum impact. Humanity, technology and captivating imagery often align in unexpected ways in Jonathan’s projects, among them the 2017 Cannes Lion-winning Google “Pride For Everyone.”  His background as a screenwriter and cinematographer shape and inform his work for such noted brands as Canon, Luminosity, Glad, and Benjamin Moore, among others. Additionally, his experience as an award winning Creative Director for Google ensures work that makes brands stand out and accentuates their message authentically and playfully.  Originally from Montreal, Jonathan lives in New York and works in Los Angeles, Europe and Asia, giving him a truly global perspective.

  • Eastern Projects Gallery Presents “PRSNT TENSE” Featuring Artwork By Bullitt Director Anthony Le

    Eastern Projects Gallery Presents “PRSNT TENSE” Featuring Artwork By Bullitt Director Anthony Le

    Bullitt director Anthony Leonardi exhibits select paintings as part of Eastern Projects Gallery’s PRSNT TENSE, a distinguished showcase celebrating nine contemporary artists. The theme of PRSNT TENSE arose from the pervasive sense of tension that many feel while navigating life’s challenges, turning to art for catharsis as a collective. Leonardi’s work offers a perspective twist, projecting the mundane into the world of the surreal and the fantastical.

    Represented as a commercial director by Bullitt, Anthony Leonardi is a fourth-generation filmmaker who has directed major campaigns for global brands including Audi, Coca-Cola, Mountain Dew, Chevy, Harley-Davidson, and Pizza Hut. He was a selectee to the Warner Bros. New Filmmakers Program, and has been a sequence designer and concept artist for films such as Kong: Skull Island, The Jungle Book, Game of Thrones, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, 47 Ronin, The Lone Ranger, Rango, and Pirates of the Caribbean. Anthony recently completed production on Con Man featuring Alan Tudyk.

    PRSNT TENSE Details:

    Saturday, August 5th, 2017 to Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

    Eastern Projects Gallery

    900 N Broadway, Suite 1090

    Los Angeles, CA 90012


  • NFL's "The Handoff" Celebrates The Unfading Football Spirit / Cut+Run / Bullitt

    Football doesn’t stop in the summer. Not even close. Edited by Cut+Run’s Joel Miller and directed by Tim K of Bullitt for Translation, “The Handoff” is a fun, upbeat showcase of all things football in the so-called “offseason.”

  • Bullitt’s Scott Weintrob Premieres New Documentary “Built to Fail” At The 2017 LA Film Festival

    Scott Weintrob, who is represented commercially by Bullitt, premiered his new documentary, “Built to Fail," at the 2017 LA Film Festival. "Built To Fail" follows Bobby Kim co-founder of The Hundreds as he takes an intrepid journey to define and document one of the most elusive fashion phenomena of our times: Streetwear.

    Weintrob, alongside Bobby Kim aka Bobby Hundreds, directed the definitive streetwear feature documentary traveling around the world to locations including Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul. This vibrant adventure was yet another milestone for the sought-after director, completing spots for brands including Audi, Hyundai, Lenovo, Cadillac, Volvo, and Acura. Weintrob’s recent works also received awards including: Cannes Lion, D&AD, and Creative Circle Awards.

    In “Built To Fail,” Bobby takes a very personal look at the people who were there at the beginning and started it all. From Rick Klotz of Freshjive to Eli Bonerz of X-Large and Stash and Futura of GFS - they share the stories of their early struggles and what drove them in many cases, unwittingly, to create an industry. What starts as a question about the definition of streetwear becomes an intimate mediation as the lines between interviewer and subject blur and Bobby must take a hard look at the company he built, his future and what streetwear has become.

  • Bullitt’s Mouse McCoy Directs “Hot Lap” for BMW and Agency KBS

    In honor of the world’s fastest accelerator, BMW’s latest activation has start-up entrepreneurs pitch their game-changing ideas while hurtling around a track in “Hot Lap.” Featuring videos directed by Bullitt director Mouse McCoy, the “BMW Hot Lap Pitch” shows just where speed, precision, and smart ideas can lead: the fast track to fruition.

    Tapping McCoy’s unique intersection of experience in documentary, automotive and 360 projects, the “BMW Hot Lap Pitch” is a filmed live event, a brand-supported concept created by KBS, where participants, prepared to pitch their innovative ideas, were unexpectedly introduced to the pressure and intensity of the high speed pitch ride. Crafting a climate that worked both as an in person experience and one that would play out on screen, involved intensive planning and coordination with the agency and production teams. As the “BMW Hot Lap Pitch,” campaign reveals, the intersection of brand-supported entertainment aligns with innovation to support big ideas with the potential for huge effect.

    See the filmed pitches, including the winning idea, here: https://www.bmwusa.com/hot-lap-pitch.html

  • Bullitt’s Peyton Reed Directs “Be The Guardian of Your Galaxy” for Ford and Agency GTB

    The newly-released Ford EcoSport commercial features Groot from Marvel Studios’ upcoming feature Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 in the starring role of a wild ride in “Be the Guardian of Your Galaxy.” Directed by Bullitt director Peyton Reed for agency GTB, the spot centers on a young woman who receives a gift of a Groot figure from her boyfriend, launching a fantasy in which she and Groot – animated by Method Studios - escape enemies in a high-speed chase thanks to Groot’s advice and the Ford EcoSport…before being launched back into reality.

    According to director Reed, “The biggest challenge of the project was balancing the action and effects with the comedy. Tone is crucial in a spot like this, especially when taking a character like Baby Groot out of the context of ‘Guardians’ and putting him into our world. I’ve always gravitated toward kinetic, visual comedy in my film work. More recently, with the Marvel Studios’ ‘Ant-Man’ movies, I’ve been able to work on a much bigger canvas with extensive visual effects. The Ford spot was a perfect fit.”

  • Bullitt’s Tim K Directs The New AARP Spot Via Agency DDB NY

    Bullitt’s Tim K directs the new AARP spot, via agency DDB NY, in which Danny Trejo honors caregivers as tougher than tough. As Trejo shaves with a rusty blade, tattoos exposed on his bare chest, he explains that the toughest guy in the world does the work of two – literally taking care of another human being at a time of need.


  • Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas Randall

    Bullitt Welcomes Director Nicolas Randall

    Bullitt kicks off a busy new year by expanding its roster with Nicolas Randall, a director and creative director known for the striking production design, distinctive color palettes, and the photographic quality he brings to each frame. Possessing a deep understanding of the creative advertising process, Nicolas works at the intersection of art, music, commerce and culture, for innovative agencies and brands including Land Rover and Roberto Cavalli.

    The son of a producer/director of British comedy, Nicolas spent many youthful hours on set captivated by the process. He studied architecture and interior design at London’s Royal College of Art, before applying his design thinking and passion for cinema to production design for film and TV. He then went on to work as an agency art director and creative director, simultaneously cultivating his voice as a director.

    Nicholas enjoys exploring the artful ways to entertain and connect and his collaborations with Ok-Go and Beats, among others, weave together brand and band voice. He was part of the team that developed and directed Daft Signz x Vans showcasing LA’s symbolic sign spinners that received a million views in one week.

  • Bullitt Director Diego Contreras Champions Human Enrichment And Connection In Bold New Reebok Film Via Agency VB&P

    Venables Bell & Partners teamed up with director Diego Contreras of Bullitt on a new Reebok short film that serves as an emblem of human perseverance. The campaign champions human enrichment from hard efforts and physical endurances that define the day-to-day experience for many, particularly athletes, and hones in to the importance of human connection.

    The visual experience of the short “Hands” is a stunning, fast-paced montage of a largely diverse group of mostly athletes in their particular space of training or performance, focusing primarily on their hands and bodies as they test their physical limits. This stands as a reflection of Reebok’s evolution as a brand in promoting a “Be More Human” agenda and advocating the potential of every human in reaching the greatest version of themselves.

    Reebok celebrates the campaign by offering free workouts from thousands of ReebokONE trainers across 10 U.S. cities in exchange of endearment and a handshake as a push for human connection. The ReebokONE network is an international community of more than 100,000 trainers committed to the betterment of people’s lives through athleticism and fitness.

  • GE’s “Unimpossible Missions” Series Via BBDO Celebrates Out-Of-The-Box Innovations In Technology & Science

    This week, GE premiered the latest installation of its “Unimpossible Missions” series, which seeks to demonstrate how GE is tackling some of the world’s toughest challenges through innovation and out-of-the-box thinking. The film series launched last year, disproving well-known idioms, such as “A snowball’s chance in hell,” thanks to the best in GE technology and science.

    Their latest film, titled “You Can’t Unring a Bell,” disproves that very notion. The idea emerged out of GE’s “Unimpossible Missions:  the University Edition,” which extended the challenge to achieve the impossible to students around the globe. Chris Nguyen, a biomedical engineering student at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, took home a grand prize for coming up with the solution to this challenge, which was then brought to life and captured on film.  Of note:  the film was actually shot on location in Myanmar using one of the biggest functioning bells in the world.

    “You Can’t Unring a Bell” follows last week’s premier of “Fighting Fire with Fire,” another film in the “Unimpossible Missions” series.  That film showcases the power of sound to extinguish a man-on-fire, proving that you can, in fact, fight fire with fire.  It is exquisitely brought to life in virtual reality/360-video view.  Both films were created by BBDO New York and star real-life GE engineers.  

    View Fighting Fire with Fire here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9mpwHDIloXA&list=PLxRhTjvLlyoJEvAIcXAB1OfZdTqZYQ_om&index=1

  • Matt Ogens Takes Youngsters On Immersive Experience To "LA Louvre"

    BULLITT director Matt Ogens and HuffPost RYOT united to document a unique journey, one that takes a group of fifth grade students to the Louvre Museum without leaving Los Angeles. HuffPost RYOT used augmented reality technology to bring the Louvre directly to the young children, demonstrating that art and technology truly have no boundaries. The documentary film, directed by Ogens, shows just how easy it is to take these students on a true journey transcending space and geography through immersive technology. View it here: https://vimeo.com/181235316

    Director Matt Ogens has collaborated with HuffPost RYOT CEO & Co-Founder Bryn Mooser on several projects including a 12-part branded content series for Land Rover; a virtual reality documentary for the Associated Press which played at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival; a virtual reality promo for Ben Affleck and Matt Damon’s series “The Runner” on Verizon’s Go90 network; and a series of films about Cancer research for Sean Parker (Napster, Facebook).

  • Scott Weintrob Adds Driving Force To BULLITT’s Roster

    Scott Weintrob Adds Driving Force To BULLITT’s Roster

    BULLITT is excited to announce the addition of director Scott Weintrob. Weintrob’s brand of high action storytelling can be seen in his global spots for brands including Audi, Ford, Hyundai, Lenovo, Cadillac, Volvo, and Acura. His work on Walkers for Abbot Mead Vikers BBDO was awarded at Cannes, D&AD and the Creative Circle Awards. 

    Scott Weintrob directed four seasons of Top Gear for the BBC (worldwide audience 350 Million) before moving to the US. He united his experience with cars and passion for story to build a depth of career that has earned industry recognition. Weintrob’s early career as a photographer, and his penchant for visual storytelling, is featured in the documentary “An Evening In Space,” an intimate glimpse into the artistic vision process of the celebrated auteur David LaChapelle. His fashion short with Oscar winner Kim Basinger conveys the depths of knowledge one gains from raising a child. Both were commissioned by Flaunt magazine.

    Weintrob is currently helming a definitive streetwear feature documentary on the influence of Bobby Hundreds that was filmed in Tokyo, Hong Kong and Seoul and features interviews with artists including ASAP Rocky and fashion luminaries like Tommy Hilfiger.  He is also collaborating with the Oscar-winning company Lightbox Entertainment, (Sugarman, The Imposter and Man on Wire) on a new documentary series.

  • Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins Bullitt

    Award-winning Director Matt Ogens Joins Bullitt

    Bullitt is excited to welcome director Matt Ogens to its director roster. Ogens is an award-winning filmmaker and commercial director, known for an evocative visual aesthetic where image and narrative are intertwined. Central to this work is the ability to engage audiences and even change perceptions by transcending genre or topic with a unique vantage point, captivating characters, and striking visuals.

    “Matt is an enterprising storyteller who works in a variety of narrative mediums – traditional and emerging advertising platforms, film, television, documentary, interactive, and virtual reality,” explains Bullitt EP Luke Ricci. “It makes him an ideal fit for our company.”

  • ‘HELP’ Wins Two Gold Digital Craft Lions in Cannes

    ‘HELP,’ the groundbreaking collaboration between Google ATAP, Bullitt, The Mill and director Justin Lin has been honored with two Gold Digital Craft Lions at the 2016 Cannes Lions Awards Show. The project swept the Virtual Reality and Technological Achievement in Digital Craft sub-categories, the first-ever Gold Lion recipient within each. A new award category for 2016, the Digital Craft Lions recognize and celebrate the skill and artistry required in Omni-channel digital creativity.

     Inspired by the innovative Google Spotlight Stories platform, director Lin provided an original vision to create the world’s first cinema-scale, live-action VR film. Developed through his company Bullitt and in close collaboration with The Mill, the team worked to realize Google ATAP’s ambitious plans for a new chapter in immersive storytelling. Unlike the rest of the series, ‘HELP’ lives within the mobile device, providing a unique window through which the audience can view the film from any angle, 360 degrees around.

  • Bullitt Signs Directors Peyton Reed & Loni Peristere To Growing Roster

    Production company Bullitt has expanded its roster with the addition of directors Peyton Reed and Loni Peristere. Reed and Peristere are leading storytellers who align with Bullitt’s leadership in the development of experiences for brands, from commercial campaigns to VR. The filmmaker collective is known for talent at the intersection of entertainment and advertising. 

    Peyton Reed is the director of Marvel’s Ant-Man, starring Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas and Evangeline Lilly. The action comedy grossed over $519 million globally and has already spawned a sequel, Ant-Man And The Wasp, which Reed will also direct. His other feature directing credits include box office hits Bring It On (Universal), starring Kirsten Dunst, Down with Love (20th Century Fox), featuring Ewan McGregor and Renee Zellweger, The Break-Up (Universal) with Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn, and Yes Man (Warner Brothers) starring Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel and Bradley Cooper. Reed is known for bringing his wry wit and keen sense of visual invention to an incredibly diverse range of projects from TV movies, to music videos, to critically hailed comedic television (HBO’s Mr. Show with Bob and David, Comedy Central’s Upright Citizens Brigade, Fox’s New Girl). His collaborations with high-profile talent have resulted in numerous commercial directing credits including Gap (with Sarah Jessica Parker), Target (with Isaac Mizrahi) and Cisco (with Ellen Page). Reed joins Bullitt from Moxie Pictures.

    Loni Peristere is an award-winning director who has helmed numerous campaigns for top brands such as PlayStation, Audi, Jeep, ESPN, Budweiser, Adidas and Mini Cooper, which have earned a London International Film Festival Award, a Golden Pencil, a BDA, and several Clios. Loni directed the series finale for Robert Kirkman’s new series Outcast; he is Co-Executive Producer and Director on the hit Cinemax series Banshee, and a director for the award-winning FX series American Horror Story. He is the Co-Founder of acclaimed visual effects company Zoic Studios.

  • Directors Larry Charles, Scot Armstrong & Tristram Shapeero Join Bullitt

    Production company Bullitt is excited to announce that directors Larry Charles, Scot Armstrong, and Tristram Shapeero have joined the filmmakers’ collective. Charles, Armstrong and Shapeero unite with Bullitt’s roster of unique storytellers in brand-integrated entertainment and advertising content for screens large and small, including VR and other interactive experiences.

    (Larry, Tristram, Scot)

    Larry Charles is an award-winning writer, director, and producer whose feature directing credits include Borat, Religulous, Brüno, and the The Dictator. As a writer on Seinfeld, he became known for many of the popular show’s most absurd storylines. He also lent his darkly comic perspective as a director on Curb Your Enthusiasm. In the advertising realm Charles is known for directing commercial campaigns for Corona and Pringles, among others. Charles’ new film, Army of One, based on the true story of an American Construction worker who travels to Pakistan with only a sword to hunt down Osama Bin Ladin, releases later this year and stars Nicolas Cage, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Rainn Wilson, and Russell Brand.

    A former creative at W&K Portland, Scot Armstrong is the director of the upcoming feature film Search Party and is the creator, show runner and director of Showtime's half-hour comedy DICE. As a screenwriter, Armstrong is credited on Old School, The Hangover Part II, Road Trip, Starsky & Hutch, Heartbreak Kid and Semi Pro, among others. Armstrong studied improvisational comedy under Del Close, and has been performing as part of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater in both New York and LA since the theater's inception. Next up Scot is slated to direct the Sony comedy Fired & Expelled and produce the independent films The All American, The Coward and Finding My Father Sylvester Stallone.

    Tristram Shapeero is a British television director who burst onto the US comedy directing scene in 2010. He is currently Executive Producing his second season of Starz' Blunt Talk after having directed the pilot.  Additionally, he directed the pilot and subsequent episodes for both seasons of Netflix's Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Tristram's other credits include 2 seasons as Producer/Director of Community (he directed 24 episodes of the series in total), as well as episodes of Veep, Parks and Recreation, Nurse Jackie, Workaholics, Happy Endings, New Girl, Bored to Death, and Children's Hospital.  He was the pilot/series/specials director for every episode of the BAFTA nominated UK series, Pulling.  He also directed Season 2 of I'm Alan Partridge, directed every episode of Green Wing, and reconceptualized and directed every episode of seasons 2 & 3 of Peep Show.  His commercial credits include a collaboration with Joel McHale on the branded web series The Klondike Celebrity Challenge.  He has been BAFTA nominated eight times in the situation comedy category.