Zendaya Joins On’s Dream Team

SHOWstudio: “The cinematic short film, directed by the acclaimed C Prinz and starring Zendaya, aims to spark a conversation about the unifying power of movement. Set against the backdrop of a track, the film underscores how sport and physical activity can connect individuals from diverse backgrounds, a message that resonates deeply as the world unites…

‘Hitler and the Nazis’ Review: Building a Case for Alarm

The New York Times: “The presentation of the trials is the most striking example of a visual style Berlinger employs throughout the series: sliding smoothly back and forth between elaborately staged recreations and real colorized footage, so that you need to pay attention to know whether you are looking at Hermann Goering or the actor…

“Blue Eyes” — A Film Exploring Colonialism, Blackness and Generational Resolve

WePresent: “Muir’s recent director’s cut for “Blue Eyes” delves deeper into the themes at play in the original, exploring the ways colonialism—and in turn religion—has created a culture of self-hatred in so many places in the world, with people going to extraordinary lengths to adhere to western-centric beauty standards as a result.”

Netflix Sets Release Date for Joe Berlinger’s Docuseries “Hitler and the Nazis: Evil on Trial”

Variety: “Joe Berlinger‘s six-part docuseries “Hitler and the Nazis: Evil on Trial,” about the Third Reich, will debut on June 5. Through the framing of the Nuremberg trials and eyewitness testimony of American journalist William L. Shirer, the series explores the rise and fall of Hitler and his enablers who were fueled through propaganda, censorship…

Tom Hooper’s 2023 Spots Were a Masterclass of Craft

Ad Age: “The SMUGGLER filmmaker is named Director of the Year at Ad Age’s Creativity Awards. Few directors, if any, achieved that level of craft and emotion across three separate spots last year. Each piece was its own masterclass of storytelling, building fully realized worlds with remarkable performances throughout.”

The AICP Awards Honours the Best Advertising of the Year

LBB Online: “The most-awarded production company in the AICP Show was SMUGGLER, with ten honours, followed by O Positive, with six…The most honoured directors in the AICP Show for 2024 were Tom Hooper of SMUGGLER and David Shane of O Positive, both of whom earned four honours. The Best New Director honour went to Adam…

‘Hitler and the Nazis’ Recounts Third Reich’s Horrors for the Netflix Generation

Chicago Sun-Times: “Expertly weaving in archival footage, dramatic re-creations, interviews with esteemed journalists and historians and audio recordings from the Nuremberg Trials (many of which have only recently been made public), Berlinger paints a stunningly effective portrait of Hitler’s rise to power.”

Crafting Surreal Planets for Mercedes-Maybach

LBB: “In creating Mercedes-Maybach’s film “Welcome to Beyond”, SMUGGLER director Saad Moosajee explores the artistic potential of virtual production filmmaking, fusing elaborate digital sets and sculptures with physical counterparts to produce surreal, cinematic visuals.”

Xfinity Helps Older Veterans Fly Fighter Jets Again in Short Film by Kathryn Bigelow

Ad Age: “A real squadron of U.S. Navy aviators relive the past in a heartwarming short film by SMUGGLER director Kathryn Bigelow and Goodby Silverstein & Partners.”

A Life in 3 Minutes: Swedish Lingerie Brand Debuts an Emotion-Packed Ad

Adweek: “The 70-year-old Lindex recently launched its latest effort called “Underwear for Life.” The cinematic spot, from director Fiona Jane Burgess and SMUGGLER, centers on a shopping trip to buy a first bra, an often awkward moment between moms and daughters that’s at once very ordinary yet can hold a lot of significance and meaning.”

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