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Vote for us in The Webby Awards!

m ss ng p eces is honored to be named as a finalist in five categories in the 28th Annual Webby Awards. Vote now through April 18th! Follow the links below to vote for each project. 1. Cetaphil #GameDayGlow – Advertising, Media & PR / Craft / Best Video Editing 2. Nike “You Got This”…


Ari Kuschnir at Out of the Box

m ss ng p eces Founder & Managing Partner Ari Kuschnir will be speaking at shots Out of the Box on May 1, 2024 at the Bike Shed in Los Angeles. In this interactive talk, Ari will explore how AI’s capabilities can reflect the core of what it means to be human, urging us to…


m ss ng p eces is on the AdAge A-List!

We’re thrilled to be included in Ad Age’s 2024 Production Company A-List, for the ninth straight year! A huge thanks goes to all of our collaborators and clients last year for challenging us and believing in us. As Ad Age said, “m ss ng p eces has a penchant for doing what’s never been done…


Ari Kuschnir serving as an AICP Judge

m ss ng p eces Founder & Managing Partner Ari Kuschnir is the Web Film Jury President for the AICP Next Awards! The event will take place in New York on June 4th – June 6th, 2024.


Nick Heller’s Latest for SNY

Cable network SNY’s ad campaign, directed by Nicolas Heller, is the latest from longtime SNY creative agency Spork N.Y. and showcases the fact that the love of sports passes from one generation to the next. Whether it’s a father and son in Queens, a Brooklyn girl and her dad, or a Staten Island grandmother and…


Rebeca Huntt featured in shots “Favorite Things”

m ss ng p eces filmmaker Rebeca Huntt talks about a few of her favorite things with shots. She takes us through the yogic, blooming, and memory-capturing items that fill her Mexico-based creative den. Read more here!


shots America Awards

m ss ng p eces Founder & Managing Partner Ari Kuschnir has been selected as a judge for the 2024 shots Americas Awards! The event will take place at NeueHouse Hollywood on May 2nd!


Matt Ogens’ New Film Premieres at Santa Barbara Film Festival

Matt Ogens’ new film follows the inspiring story of Anthony Madu. In “Madu,” Anthony leaves his home in Nigeria to study ballet in England and overcomes extraordinary obstacles in the pursuit of his passion. The film premiered at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival in February and will stream exclusively on Disney+, starting March 29….


StockX “This is Love” Directed by Thuan Tran

StockX celebrates community with its new brand campaign “This is Love.” Thuan Tran directs his first work with m ss ng p eces, created in partnership with agency Lafayette American, as a love letter highlighting StockX’s mission of empowering everyone to trade what they love. Told through vignettes that speak to the deep dedication, passion, and…


Fausto Becatti for shots’ On My Radar

In the most recent installment of shots’ On My Radar, Fausto Becatti speaks about a film that’s “dark, smart, and hilarious,” and explains why music videos have been such an inspiration to him. Read the full feature here!


Ezra Hurwitz directs Tiler Peck in his latest for NYC Ballet

Ezra Hurwitz’s new film for the New York City Ballet “CONCERTO FOR TWO PIANOS” celebrates the Company’s 75th season. This winter season promotion highlights principal dancer Tiler Peck and is Peck’s choreographic debut for the Company.

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Thuan Tran joins the Live Action Roster

m ss ng p eces has welcomed filmmaker Thuan Tran to its roster of talent. Tran’s ability to relate stories that blend genuine cultural insight, human empathy, and vibrant visuals with impeccable film craft is what sets him apart from his peers. He is a Vietnamese-American director whose work is rooted in honesty. He began…


m ss ng p eces has joined forces with Safeword Creative for West Coast representation

A female- and LGBTQ-led management shop founded in 2015 by Erika Bokamper and Erika Sheldon (aka ‘The Erikas’), Safeword connects culture-defining artists with the world’s most innovative brands and agencies. Often described as ‘creative matchmakers’, Safeword’s client roster includes leading shops in commercial production and post. We are thrilled to be working together! Read more…

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JJ Augustavo’s Favorite Things

Director JJ Augustavo, in his own words, talks us through the items that keep him creatively inspired; including amazingly-named dogs, inertia-based counters, and an endless search for Sprezzatura. Read the full feature here!


m ss ng p eces has welcomed filmmaker Rebeca Huntt to its roster of talent

Huntt is an Afro-Latina director and writer born and raised in New York City. In her films, her emphasis is on bringing intention and beauty to every frame. She tells nuanced stories of internal triumphs, subatomic transformation, and relational dynamics. Huntt spent eight years crafting her first feature-length film, Beba, which premiered at the Toronto International…



Zach Braff Joins the Live Action Roster

m ss ng p eces Welcomes Filmmaker Zach Braff to Roster / A multi-talented director, actor, writer, and producer, Braff is well known for his work both in front of and behind the camera on the long-running series Scrubs and his feature film debut Garden State, among many other projects. His role as Dr. John…


Bianca Giaever Shares a Few of Her Favorite Things

In the latest installment of Shots’ “A Few of My Favorite Things” feature, Bianca Giaever lists some daily objects that bring her joy, running the gamut from her intricately painted car to a molded set of teeth. Read the full feature here!


Burger King x Paramount x RuPaul’s Drag Race

Ezra Hurwitz’s latest spot for Burger King aired during the season 15 finale of RuPaul’s Drag Race and features former Drag Race competitor Queen Olivia Lux. Honoring the LGBTQ community and the Ballroom scene, the Father of the House Mizrahi, Jack Mizrahi, emceed the ad and the original track was from DJ Mike Q –…


2023 AdAge A-List

We’re honored to be named #3 on Ad Age’s annual Production Company A-List! The article notes: “From launching the first Super Bowl spot in the metaverse to reinventing the car launch for Cadillac, m ss ng p eces continued to show it can tap into cultural moments, take brands to new places through innovative technology…


Jane Qian joins m ss ng p eces’ Live Action roster

m ss ng p eces has welcomed Jane Qian to its roster of talent. Jane is known for her bold poetic visual language inspired by elements of surrealism, which invites the viewer to peer through a different lens, cinematically unfolding stories through intimate emotions and evocative movement. Born in Shanghai and raised in Los Angeles,…


JJ Augustavo directs four episodes for Mazda

JJ Augustavo was tasked by agency VMLY&R with making Mazda’s ambition to film the assembly of its boldest and most powerful vehicle yet a reality. As an avid car enthusiast himself, JJ takes us on a journey to unbox and assemble an automobile piece by piece. With the help of the legendary international film star…


Conor Byrne’s latest for Nomi Health

Director Conor Byrne collaborated with Arnold on “Go Fund Yourself” for Nomi Health. Nomi is a direct healthcare service provider that’s demanding meaningful change and working hard to rewire the US healthcare system. The ad takes aim at the state of America’s healthcare industry by highlighting some of its biggest problems – including the enormous…


m s ng p eces helps Cadillac launch the all new CELESTIQ

In a fully integrated, ultra-luxury CELESTIQ EV car launch – across film, event design, keynote, live stream, and groundbreaking AI-driven experiential installation and website – the Art of You campaign was a global declaration that Cadillac was back as the world standard of luxury. The campaign was orchestrated by ECD & Immersive Director Mike Woods,…


Zada’s latest is a horror film… screening on TikTok!

…wanna see something scary? With Halloween literally around the corner, it’s time to settle in, turn down the lights, and watch Jason Zada’s terrifying new creation: TikTok’s first horror film, recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine. If you dare, check out @lostgirl_emerson’s profile, unveiling all kinds of unnerving suprises and scares in store with each…


Dinah Rodriguez joins as Executive Producer

Excited to welcome Dinah Rodriguez as an Executive Producer to our m ss ng p eces team! An industry veteran, Dinah brings decades of experience of leadership and work on award-winning campaigns for countless brands with top-tier talent. She is passionate about mentorship, having helped develop the industry’s next generation of diverse talent from her…


Welcome Fausto Becatti to our Live Action Roster

Fausto Becatti’s distinctive directing style pairs striking visuals with energetic soundtracks to tell stories that evoke powerful emotions. Born and raised in South Africa, he works at the intersection of global pop culture and brings ambitious conceptual ideas and a deep devotion to the craft of filmmaking. You can check out his reel here!


Max Joseph for Perion Network

These days, protecting your privacy online can feel like a herculean task. Just ask the guy in Max Joesph’s witty new work for Perion, who resorts to a long journey of burning fingerprints, fax machines and all sorts of extreme measures to avoid being tracked. Fortunately for him (and all of us), there’s a better…


Nick & Charles direct Rainn Wilson in “Small in Show”

In this “Small In Show” short film starring Rainn Wilson, we follow one guinea pig’s hopeful journey to the Westminster Dog Show. The charming mockumentary is a celebration of small pets everywhere, directed by Nick & Charles out of Droga5. The long-form ad ultimately highlights the importance of small pet nutrition and products that the…


Marta Cunningham is the latest addition to our live action roster!

A prolific television director with an actor’s (and dancer’s) eye, Marta has directed impactful episodes for shows like Insecure (HBO), Fear the Walking Dead (AMC), Star Trek Discovery (Paramount +), You (Netflix), and was nominated for an NAACP Image Award for Best Director for the season three finale of Transparent. We’re excited to work together on the next chapter of her incredible career…


March for Our Lives “Thoughts & Prayers”

JJ Augustavo’s “Thoughts and Prayers” PSA out of McCann New York was released following the 4-year anniversary of the first March for Our Lives in Washington DC, the largest youth-led protest since the Vietnam War. Just a week after the film premiered, the massacre in Uvalde, Texas occurred, with 21 people losing their lives, including…


FanDuel “The Voice In Your Head”

Do you hear it? Sometimes we all could use a voice in our head to tell us to take the win and quit while you’re ahead. Charles Barkley (with a little help from SNL’s Chris Redd) can relate in this latest from Conor Byrne for Fanduel. Shots has more details here.


JJ Augustavo is featured in AdAge for AAPI Heritage Month

For AdAge’s AAPI Heritage Month Creative Excellence series, JJ was asked to share his thoughts on the importance and power of storytelling, and how past campaigns and projects influenced his career path. We are so proud of all the work JJ has done and continues to do to uplift AAPI voices and stories. You can…


m ss ng p eces is The 2022 Production Company of the Year

We are incredibly honored to be named the Ad Age Production Company of the Year! Congratulations to our directors, staff, and collaborators for this incredible recognition. And thank you to our clients and agency partners for the amazing opportunities you entrust us with every day!


Welcoming Isaac Ravishankara

m ss ng p eces has welcomed Isaac Ravishankara to its roster of talent. Isaac is an Indian-American director of commercials, short films, and music videos, known for depicting emotion through movement in his work. Isaac has directed national campaigns for brands including Adidas, Converse, Gatorade, Samsung, and Jockey. Millions have seen his acclaimed, Vimeo…


Carissa Gallo for Coterie

The eco-friendly diaper brand commissioned Carissa Gallo to direct a film depicting the struggles of becoming a parent, and the many challenges people can face in their efforts to become pregnant. The refreshing take on ads for parents and babies was featured in Adweek.


Cox “Band Together”

High school football rivalries are the stuff of legend. To overcome the discord between the Putnam City North and Putnam City West football teams, Cox Communications, 180LA, and Matt Ogens coordinated and filmed a halftime show performed by the marching bands of both schools. The result was a beautiful spot that was featured in AdAge…


Call of Duty “Happy Hunting” is an AdAge Editor’s Pick

The stunt, directed by Jason Zada for 72andSunny and Activision, was praised for the reactions it elicited from passersby in London.


Ezra Hurwitz Directs Clean Bandit + Whitney Houston

Office romance got you down? Or maybe you need a dose of courage to talk to your workplace crush? Ezra Hurwitz directed a music video for a reimagined version of the classic Whitney Houston hit “I Wanna Dance with Somebody,” that might inspire you to make your move. Hurwitz blends his sharp eye for choreography…


Tribeca + m ss ng p eces

Tribeca Enterprises and James Murdoch-led Lupa Systems announce the addition of award-winning production studio m ss ng p eces, in a partnership that marries the creative production company with Tribeca Studios, the branded entertainment arm of Tribeca Enterprises co-founded by Jane Rosenthal and Robert De Niro. Operating as Tribeca Studios, the combined studio will offer…


Editor’s Pick: Danielle Levitt for Athleta

Catch world champion gymnast Simone Biles in her debut campaign for Athleta from Yard NYC, directed by our own Danielle Levitt. “The Power of We” features Biles supported by her community as she inspires women and girls everywhere to reach higher heights. Read more about this Ad Age Editor’s Pick here.


Number 6 on the A-List!

m ss ng p eces is thrilled to be on the Ad Age Production Company A-List for the sixth year, rising to #6! Congratulations to the entire list, our agency partners, our incredible roster and wonderful team. Thank you so much for all your hard work under extraordinary circumstances.


Editor’s Pick: Lance Oppenheim’s work for Cox

This latest work from Lance Oppenheim with Cox Communications + FCB Chicago tells the heartwarming story of the “HugShirt,” wearable haptic tech that allows people to “hug” each other no matter how far apart they are. An Ad Age Editor’s Pick, these emotional films for Cox document how this technology radically impacts families and their…


Welcome Matt Ogens!

We’re thrilled to have Matt Ogens join our live-action roster at mp. An award-winning filmmaker known for his evocative visual and narrative aesthetic, Matt’s work spans a variety of media including documentary, narrative, and branded content. His Netflix Original documentary AUDIBLE, a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Deaf high school students, releases this…


Editor’s Pick of the Day: Danielle Levitt’s spot for EOS

Danielle Levitt’s latest work for EOS is a vibrant musical celebration of returning to all the mundane things we’ve missed over the past year. Check out the catchy work from agency partner Mischief featured as Ad Age’s Editor’s Pick of the Day here!


It’s time to vote for The Webby Awards!

It’s that time of year again — voting is open for The Webby Awards! m ss ng p eces received five nominations and two honorees across four different projects! Congratulations to all of our directors, agency partners and clients who helped make these projects a reality. Log in and cast your votes below! Best Cause-Related…


Carissa Gallo makes the AdForum List!

You can catch a familiar name on the AdForum’s Top 5 Best Production Directors list this week: our very own Carissa Gallo! She and her work for Thom Browne were featured among some of the top advertisements worldwide. Check out the list here.


m ss ng p eces Picks Up Three ANDY Awards!

The list of ANDY award winners for 2021 is out, and our work made the list – THREE times! Glass Ceiling Breaker (CRAFT, IDEA) – National Women’s History Museum and Chief / BBH / Mike Woods, dir. Cantenna (IDEA) – Miller Lite / DDB / Mike Woods, dir. Glass Ceiling Breaker was also featured on…


Swipe Night makes the World Creative Rankings List

‘Swipe Night’ for Tinder is no stranger to an awards list, picking up several Webby and Andy awards, just to name a few. Honored to see this campaign coming in at #6 on The Drum’s World Creative Rankings for the 20 most awarded ad campaigns of the year. Congrats again to Mike Woods, 72andSunny, and…


Ad Age highlights Garrett Bradley’s Oscar Nomination!

Ad Age featured our own Garrett Bradley in an article on industry directors up for the 2021 Academy Awards. Garrett’s feature debut Time is nominated for Best Documentary Feature. Time has also earned recognition from Sundance, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, the New York Film Critics Circle, among others. Read the full article here.


Garrett Bradley Nominated for Academy Award!

The 2021 Academy Award nominations are out, and we’re excited for our director Garrett Bradley, whose feature debut Time has been nominated for Best Documentary Feature. Congratulations to Garrett and her team! Watch the trailer here.


“Glass Breaker” artwork launches at Lincoln Memorial

m ss ng p eces teamed up with BBH New York, Chief, and the National Women’s History Museum to help create this one-of-a-kind glass portrait commemorating VP Kamala Harris’ barrier-breaking career. Read more about the artwork here on ABC News.


Ad Age Editor’s Pick: Conor Byrne x Pringles

Today’s Editor’s Pick at Ad Age comes from our own Conor Byrne. This new campaign for Pringles features the adventures of Frank the Zombie as he leaves the comfort of his videogame into the real world, from his Twitch stunt last night to a series of branded films, directed by Conor. Check out the writeup…


The Multiplier: Conor Byrne’s Latest for NY Lotto

Lots of laughs and lots of cats from Conor Byrne’s recent work for NY Lotto. Ad Age has a few nice things to say about it here.


Josh Nussbaum’s Bestie Gift Ever on Ad Age!

In the age of COVID-19, it’s the simple things you miss most. Josh Nussbaum directed this fun holiday spot where Awkwafina and others surprise their best friends with what they used to take for granted; sharing a beer at a bar. Read more on Ad Age!


Foot Locker’s Twelve Days of Greatness

We can’t keep this secret any longer! Julien Christian Lutz (p.k.a. Director X) has a new series of spots out for Foot Locker’s Twelve Days of Greatness, which launches tomorrow! Check out the teaser trailer here.


Director X’s Latest for Ariana Grande

It’s an attack of the Fembots in Director X’s latest for Ariana Grande, “34+35” ! Watch it here!


Carissa Gallo Joins m ss ng p eces

A very warm welcome to Carissa Gallo, who joins our directorial roster at mp! Both a celebrated fashion photographer and filmmaker, Gallo is known for creating quirky, unique visual environments playing with color and texture, and speaking to today’s world. Carissa’s worked with brands including Adidas, Nike, Starbucks, Gucci, Calvin Klein, and Reebok. Read more…


Danielle Levitt’s Latest, for Pinterest, Summons the Creator in You

Check out director Danielle Levitt’s latest with 72andSunny and Pinterest! This whimsical spot, directed remotely by Levitt, features Miss Fame of Ru Paul’s Drag Race, florist Maurice Harris, rising star Mexican food chef Daniela Soto-Innes and celebrity stylist June Ambrose with a call to action for creators. AdAge did a nice writeup about it here.


Stacey Lee’s Feature Premieres at TIFF!

Underplayed, the debut feature for mp director Stacey Lee recently premiered at this year’s TIFF. The film takes a beautiful and intimate look at the women trailblazers in the EDM scene and their vision of a more equitable and inclusive future for the genre. Read more about the film and watch the trailer here. Congrats…


Karena Evans’ Crown Royal spot featured in Muse!

Karena Evans directs this beautiful branded music video “If You Want Me to Stay” by Ari Lennox and Anthony Ramos. A love letter to our country’s live music heritage, created to help support the places that birthed it, presented by Crown Royal. All royalties will be donated to help save stages, big and small, across America….


Director JJ Augustavo featured in Shots!

Our own JJ Augustavo recently spoke with Shots magazine on what inspires him, favorite promos, who he’d love to collab with, remixes, and the future of tech. Catch the full interview here.


Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito for Goals of Care Coalition

Check out this spot produced by m ss ng p eces, starring icons Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas! Founder Ari Kuschnir teamed up with veteran creative Gerry Graf, who directed and wrote the ad about end-of-life planning for New Jersey Goals of Care Coalition and POLST. Adweek, AdAge, and Muse by Clio all had nice…


Invisible Hate

We partnered with 22squared and Atlanta NAACP on a new app that exposes racist symbols hiding across the United States. Invisible Hate is a powerful tool that helps Americans educate themselves on the history behind these Confederate monuments with the ultimate goal of removing them for good. Read a feature on the project in Fast…


Bianca Giaever’s New Podcast

“Feeling down about the human condition? Consider the spiritual dilemmas of a school crossing guard, a documentary filmmaker, an artist who likes belts, and more.” Constellation Prize, hosted by Bianca Giaever, talks to subjects about their daily existential problems—how art, God, and loneliness fit in their lives. Listen here!

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Lance Oppenheim is on The Power of Young Hollywood List!

Director Lance Oppenheim has been included on Variety’s Power of Young Hollywood List. Check out the full list here and make sure to tune in on August 6 at 6pm PST on to watch the event!


P-Valley Gets Rave Reviews

Showtime’s P-Valley, the pilot episode of which was directed by our own Karena Evans, has gotten rave reviews since it premiered in July. The Hollywood Reporter calls it “one of the year’s best.”


Scoops Ahoy Nominated for a Primetime Emmy!

The nominations for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards are out, and we are excited be nominated for Outstanding Interactive Extension Of A Linear Program for Scoops Ahoy: Operation Scoop Snoop. A big congrats and thanks to director Mike Woods, Hexagram and our production team, along with our client and agency partners at Baskin Robbins, Netflix…


Our Latest for Cox Communications

This emotional campaign was created over the first few weeks of the coronavirus lockdown across the United States. Facing a crisis of human connection, Cox saw an opportunity to serve its customers in a new way. One community was especially vulnerable to the illness, and to social isolation – older adults. We helped launch Cox’s…


Together Episode 5: Grief & Healing

The last several weeks have burst open with questions about how we heal deep racial inequity and injustice. In beginning to ask questions for this episode about how to move forward, two themes emerged – grief and healing. We hope this adds another dimension to the conversation and can be a starting point for self-reflection…


m ss ng p eces is The Webbys Production Company of the Year

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has announced the first-ever Webby for Production Company of the Year. m ss ng p eces took home the historic Webby Award, as the production company with the most pieces of celebrated work across all Webby categories. We were honored with 1 Webby Win, 2 People’s Voice…


Karena Evans, Julien Christian Lutz (Director X) Win Big at Shots Americas

m ss ng p eces is beyond excited to have been honored at the inaugural Shots Americas Awards! Karena Evans took home Bronze for New Director of the Year, while Julien Christian Lutz’s “Seven Mothers” won Silver for Branded Entertainment of the Year. m ss ng p eces was also shortlisted for Production Company of…


We are shortlisted for The Webby Award Production Company of the Year

m ss ng p eces broke our own record for Webby Award nominations this year, with TEN nominations and two honorees across seven different projects! This amazing result came with an additional honor – we’re shortlisted for Production Company of the Year with only three other companies. Congratulations to all of our directors, agency partners…


m ss ng p eces Takes Home Five ANDY Awards!

Picking up five total awards for three projects, we’re thrilled to make the this year’s list of the ANDY Award winners! View the full list here. Here are the individual awards for m ss ng p eces: Burger King “Real Meals” – Bravery/Idea Tinder “Swipe Night” – Idea Baskin Robbins, Netflix “Scoops Ahoy” – Idea/Craft…


m ss ng p eces is on the A-List!

For the sixth year in a row, we’ve made AdAge’s Production Company A-List! We’re beyond honored to be included in 2020. Congratulations to our agency partners and all of our fellow honorees. 🍾


m ss ng p eces Receives 33 Shortlists for The One Show and ANDY Awards

The shortlists for The One Show and the ANDY Awards are out, and we’re thrilled to make the lists! Twenty-seven total One Show nominations for Baskin Robbins “Scoops Ahoy,” Tinder “Swipe Night,” Burger King “Real Meals” and Pyer Moss “Seven Mothers,” and six total ANDY nominations for Tinder “Swipe Night,” Baskin Robbins “Scoops Ahoy” and…


Together – Episode 2: Initiation

The next episode of founder Ari Kuschnir’s series Together is out! Episode 2 dives into exploring the question: where do we go from here? Watch the discussion here.


Together — Episode 1: Questions

In the midst of this unprecedented moment we all find ourselves in, founder Ari Kuschnir woke up with the desire to put his creative gifts to good use and began reaching out to a few friends, collaborators and interesting people with questions about this timely and timeless moment we are in. The answers led him…


m ss ng p eces Nominated for Production Company of the Year

Both AdAge and shots have named m ss ng p eces a finalist for Production Company of the Year. We’re in incredible company and couldn’t be prouder! We also picked up individual noms for the following projects: Best use of music in commercial – Introducing Dolby Atmos Music + Lizzo, directed by Karena Evans New…


Stacey Lee’s First Feature Premiering at Tribeca 2020

Stacey Lee’s first feature film, the documentary Underplayed, is premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival this year. Variety interviewed her about the film – which highlights gender inequality in electronic music – ahead of its debut in April.


Karena Evans Returns for Tinder’s Swipe Night Season Two

Karena Evans is directing season two of Tinder’s smash-hit interactive series, Swipe Night. Variety has the full scoop here.


Blow the Man Down Premieres on Amazon March 20

Bridget & Krudy’s debut feature, which won Best Screenplay at Tribeca Film Festival last year, hits the streaming service on March 20th. Watch the trailer here!

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Black Women Take Home Top Directing Awards At Sundance Film Festival

Garrett Bradley became the first black woman to ever receive the Best Documentary Director award at Sundance, for her upcoming film Time. Congrats Garrett!


Karena Evans: Force of Nature

The inimitable Karena Evans was profiled by Tim Cumming for Shots; read the whole interview here!


m ss ng p eces on “The Best of 2019” Lists

Baskin Robbins was featured in AdAge’s “Best of 2019.” Tinder Swipe Night was named one of AdWeek’s Top 15 Stunts and Innovations of 2019. Our campaign for Hotels.com + Poo Pourri was one of the most viewed comedy spots of the year on SHOOT Online. And, finally, Joe Talbot’s feature film The Last Black Man…


Rebekkah’s Story Wins an Emmy

Huge congratulations to Tucker Walsh, Mike Woods, Truth and 72andSunny for their Daytime EMMY win! ‘Know the Truth’ is a harrowing look into opioid addiction and the courage it takes to get into recovery. A true labor of love, we are so proud of this team and the impactful, moving work they created. Rebekkah’s story…


Director X’s “Message to the Man Who Shot Me”

Watch X’s powerful TED Talk on gun violence here.


Blow The Man Down Awarded Best Screenplay at Tribeca Film Festival!


Swipe Night Premieres this Sunday, 10/6, at 6pm EST!

On October 6 at 6:00 p.m. local time in the U.S., Tinder® will launch Swipe Night– a first-of-its-kind, original interactive adventure that represents a whole new way to match. The Swipe Night story is a first-person, apocalyptic adventure where at key turning points, Tinder members decide what happens to them next. And their choices dictate…


Ari Kuschnir on Conscious Creative Movement

Our inimitable founder tells the story of what drove him to become a conscious creator. Click here to watch!


Vote for Us in The Webbys!

There are only TWO DAYS LEFT to cast your votes for this year’s Webby Awards! Follow the links below to vote for our nominated projects: Truth “Know the Truth: Rebekkah’s Story” – Documentary Truth “Know the Truth: Rebekkah’s Story” – Health, Wellness, & Pharmaceutical BMW “The Journey” – Auto & Auto Services Intel “Pride Above…


Bridget’s “Battle Cry” for Walgreens

Bridget Savage Cole directed this badass film to help Walgreens launch their new “Feel More Like You” campaign, which aims to empower oncology patients both physically and mentally. Read about it in Forbes!


Welcome Garrett!

We are beyond excited to welcome Garrett Bradley to m ss ng p eces! As a member of our live action roster, she’ll bring a voice and vision to the table that is magnetic and wholly unique. Her short “Alone,” for NYTimes Op-Docs, earned Documentary of the Year on Vimeo.com and was shortlisted for an…


J.J. Adler talks GEICO with Free The Bid

The amazing J.J. Adler is featured on Free The Bid today, talking all about her recent work for GEICO with The Martin Agency. Click here to read the full interview! #FreeTheBid


Watch Mohammad Gorjestani’s Latest for Square

Mo’s latest for Square might be his most powerful yet, and it just premiered as a Staff Pick on Vimeo. Watch the full film right here.


Tucker and Mo are One Screen Film Festival Finalists!

Congratulations to Tucker Walsh and Mohammad Gorjestani, who are both One Screen Short Film Festival finalists for their work with GUT and Square, respectively. We’ll see you at the festival on February 23! 📽


NSC is up for The FWA People’s Choice Award

Click here to cast your vote! 🗳


J.J. Adler and John Cena Present “The Pledge!”

J.J. Adler directs John Cena in the latest spot for SKYY Vodka’s “Proudly American” campaign, celebrating diversity in all its forms – from sexual identity and orientation to preferred pizza toppings. Insider spoke to Cena about the launch; click here to read more! 🇺🇸🍸


Veteran’s Day is About More Than Sales

Tucker Walsh directed this beautiful piece that reminds us how our Veterans fought for way more than sales. You can donate to Fisher House Foundation to support our Vets here.


Know the Truth. Spread the Truth.

Every 15 minutes, someone in America dies from an opioid overdose. For Truth’s newest campaign, Tucker Walsh and Mike Woods teamed up with 72andSunny to highlight Rebekkah’s journey towards recovery. Read more over at Adweek.