D. Gordon Green
"[The] signature piece of marketing leading up to the Super Bowl is a new eight-minute short film called “Where’s Usher?” Starring everyone from Apple CEO Tim Cook to Ludacris, Taraji P. Henson, and Lil Jon, it’s a mystery romp through Vegas after the artist disappears right before the big day."
D. Gordon Green
"In the hilarious seven-minute clip, Ludacris, Taraji P. Henson and Lil Jon try to get ahold of Usher in Las Vegas before his performance at Allegiant Stadium this weekend. After discovering that he’s gone missing, the trio go on a chaotic, The Hangover-inspired adventure around the Strip to find him, to the tune of Usher’s biggest hits. Throughout the journey, they call on stars like Anderson .Paak (aka DJ Pee Wee), J Balvin and 'Leslie Snipes' (Wesley Snipes’ bounty-hunter brother) — before ultimately finding him performing 'Burn' at the Caesars Palace Fountain."
At MassMutual, they know things get better when we invest in each other. Directed by Nadia Hallgren, this MassMutual spot explains that having the resources to help a neighbor can make all the difference - just ask Ruth, Marcus and Michelle.
Read Little Black Book's article and watch the spot here.
"The lawsuit, Joaquin Oliver v. USA, is being filed today with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, an independent legal body of the Organization of American States. It seeks a court ruling that U.S. gun policy violates basic human rights, including Oliver’s right to life. Oliver was among 17 killed in the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass shooting in 2018.
While centered around a legal motion—which has been dubbed 'The Lawsuit for Survival'—the effort does include some traditional creative campaign elements, including the 90-second video below, directed by Nadav Kander of Chelsea Pictures.
In the film, survivors of gun violence talk about the basic human right not to be shot. They also list the various places in America where that right is currently not being protected—including schools, nightclubs and, in a reference to last month’s mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, bowling alleys."
Read the full article in AdAge here.
Everybody wants to rule the world, we just want to change it. This first film in a new series for CreativeNL, written and directed by Johan Kramer, paints a visual rollercoaster and meaningful portrait of Dutch designer Borre Akkersdijk, who’s about to change the global textile industry. Watch it here.
With a 29.5% share, the Netherlands is the world’s largest exporter of creative services and is considered one of the most innovative and competitive economies.
Writer & Director: Johan Kramer
Director of Photography: Bart Hoveijn
Editor: Zon van Noordwijk
Grading: Amy Besate
Sound & Music: Sounds By Thomas
Title Design: Maria Wallnut
Ever wondered how Nadav Kander always captures such strikingly honest photographs? Well you are not alone and if you're in or will be near the LA area Saturday, October 13th, you're in luck! AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTISTS INC is presenting "An Evening with Nadav Kander: What is it that you pursue?" where Nadav will discuss his creative exploration. Tickets and more info can be found here.