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  • 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.