About

m ss ng p eces is the new wave production and entertainment company inspired by the limitless potential of storytelling and technology. We provide production and creative services to likeminded collaborators. Since 2005, we’ve hand-crafted stories and experiences that celebrate the human spirit, innovation, art and culture.

We create original content and commercials across all mediums with some of the best storytellers in the world, supported by an extraordinary network of production and post-production talent.

Our feature was the #1 most read on SHOTS in 2015.

We are proud to be part of the 2015 Production Company A-List. In 2013 we were also part of the Creativity 50.

Ari Kuschnir

Executive Producer, Founder

Ari Kuschnir is the Founder and Executive Producer of m ss ng p eces, the award-winning new wave production and entertainment company inspired by the limitless potential of storytelling and technology.

Since 2005, Ari has been leading, advising and completing creative projects that resonate, seeking to shed light on people, projects, and ideas that matter to him, as well as the community he surrounds himself in. He consistently pushes the boundaries of what’s possible in storytelling, most recently through radical, never-been-done-before projects in video, interactive video and virtual reality.

Ari has collaborated with some of the world’s leading artists, agencies, brands and organizations. He has been featured on the Creativity 50 and sits on the board of advisors for the Future of Storytelling. He frequently speaks at conferences as an industry leader. In 2015, m ss ng p eces catapulted to Creativity’s Production Company A-List.

Ari lives in Brooklyn with his wife Michelle and their daughter Luna.

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Josh Nussbaum

Director, Partner

In 2011, Josh joined forces with his long-time friends at m ss ng p eces, where he is now a Director and Partner.

Since graduating from NYU Film School in 2000 as the youngest ever graduate, Josh has devoted his life and career to a winding path aimed at defining his personal and creative potential. After a decade and a half testing the elasticity of his skills and finding his voice in media, Josh is now an accomplished creative force across a variety of disciplines. He has traversed the globe as a Commercial Director (Google Glass, Heineken, Sony, Siemens), won an Emmy for his TV directing (MTV), and worked as a Cinematographer on Barry Levinson’s sci-fi thriller, The Bay.

Josh has worked with top brands and agencies across the globe, contributing an infectious energy into every story he tells, from hip hop videos in Japan to perfume commercials in Madagascar. He’s a leading force in docu-spots, experiential, and viral hits, infusing his films with truly authentic storytelling that stuns and inspires, blending art and commerce into unforgettable experiences.

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Brian Latt

Executive Producer, Partner

Brian Latt joined m ss n g p eces as an Executive Producer and Partner in August 2014.

After moving from his role of President at Tool of North America, he opened up our LA office, effectively turning m ss ng p eces into a bi-coastal award-winning production company. Since Brian’s arrival, m ss ng p eces has diversified its creative offerings, and had a remarkable year filled with exceptional awards and exciting press. Most recently, the company was honored with a spot on Creativity’s Production Company A-List.

Prior to joining m ss ng p eces, Brian transformed Tool’s modest roster of seven directors into a global powerhouse. During his eight year tenure, Tool experienced a tremendous creative renaissance; never before had a traditional production company successfully transformed into a fully integrated shop with a full complement of in-house digital services and interactive directors. In other words, Brian created a new category of production company, one that led them to 12 Cannes Lions and two Emmy awards.

A graduate of MIT, Brian got his start in the world of production early on, traveling the globe with rock stars like George Michael, for whom he designed and created laser lighting and effects. After becoming an Executive Producer at MJZ, the company won the Palme D’or at Cannes. Brian has also earned two Director’s Guild of America award nominations, and served on the AICP National Board and West Board. He chaired the Directors Guild of America Commercial Committee, and is on the Director’s Guild of America’s AD/UPM Council.

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Kate Oppenheim

Executive Producer, Partner

Kate joined m ss ng p eces as a partner and executive producer in 2010 to transform m ss ng p eces into a new wave production company designed for the incoming generation of creatives leading integrated campaigns for broadcast and digital platforms. The company’s mission to find and create the what’s next in storytelling has resulted in heralded work for the world’s leading brands and agencies, and accolades from the Cannes Lions, Webby Awards, Clios and the Tribeca Film Festival, among others. By 2015, m ss ng p eces had catapulted to Creativity’s Production Company A-List.

Since then, Kate has been instrumental in building a diverse roster of talent on the traditional and digital fronts. Under her leadership, m ss ng p eces pioneered one of the very first live action cinematic campaigns in virtual reality for Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World campaign, launching the company as a leader in the space.

Kate has spoken at numerous industry events including the Cannes Lions and Percolate’s Transition Conference, and serves as a member of the AICP’s National Board of Directors. Recently Kate was singled out by Northside Innovation as an “Entrepreneur Who Risked It All.”

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