Omar Apollo ‘Ice Slippin’ by rubberband.

Promonews: “Directing duo rubberband. tap into a notion of mortality for US soulman Omar Apollo’s super-visceral promo for Ice Slippin. The video is a dazzling multi-format video, featuring a wide variety of footage, from live-action performance through to vintage animation and home-video snapshots. And at the core is the fully committed performance of Apollo –…

Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami CF Journey Subject Of New Apple TV+ Docuseries

Deadline: “Apple TV+ has landed a new untitled six-part documentary featuring exclusive behind-the-scenes access to football great Lionel Messi as he arrived in America to play for Major League Soccer and Inter Miami CF, chronicling his debut in Leagues Cup and beyond. The docuseries is produced by SMUGGLER Entertainment in association with Major League Soccer.“

The Underdogs are Back on Track

Shots: “Filled with inventive demonstrations of Apple’s numerous security hurdles, the film once again shines due to SMUGGLER director Mark Molloy’s endlessly playful storytelling and the ever-engaging performances from its dependable leads.”

Paul Kalkbrenner Video Directed by Jovan Todorović

Creative Review: “The music video for Schwer by techno producer and DJ Paul Kalkbrenner uses software usually reserved for architectural planning to show an off-kilter view of reality. The sequencing of the video mirrors Kalkbrenner’s music production techniques, where tracks are different each time they’re played. Likewise, the video for Schwer presents everyday scenes which…

Guy Shelmerdine’s Lasting Laughs

Shots: “SMUGGLER director Guy Shelmerdine’s versatile style and commitment to craft has produced some of the most laugh-out-loud spots of the past 20 years. He tells Selena Schleh about coaxing comic moments from celebrities and why his brand of humour is always evolving.”

Buffalo Wild Wings Welcomes a Talking Winged Buffalo

Ad Age: “The new spots, like the logo, feature a winged buffalo. But this one is the life of the party. Named Hank, the CGI character is voiced by “Saturday Night Live” alum (and former AT&T spokesman) Beck Bennett and represents the embodiment of the ideal BWW fan—a character who’s loud, charismatic, really into food…

Andre Muir on How His Video for Mick Jenkins Tells a Story of Toxic Masculinity

It’s Nice That: “A man sits in a car drinking his sorrows away. Two middle-school aged boys fight ritualistically with an onlooking crowd. A group of teenagers take out their phones to record their friend as he suffocates himself. In the new music video for Mick Jenkins’ Smoke Break-Dance, Smuggler director Andre Muir creates a…

Shannon Murphy Signs to SMUGGLER

Shots: “SMUGGLER has signed multi-award-winning director Shannon Murphy for global representation. Murphy is a respected director of film, television, commercials and theatre on an international level. Recognised for her unique yet relatable storytelling across diverse mediums, Murphy’s work has received international acclaim.”

Here Are the Nominated Ads for the 75th Annual Emmy Awards

Adweek: “Dove, another familiar name on the plaudits circuit, continues to be recognized for its unflinching “Cost of Beauty” campaign. And speaking of a familiar face—or in this case, an army of familiar faces—Squarespace has an Emmy nom for its Super Bowl ad featuring more Adam Drivers than anyone can count. Squarespace’s chief creative officer…

Mick Jenkins ‘Smoke Break-Dance’ by Andre Muir

Promonews: “The idea of chasing a high lays the foundations of Andre Muir’s brilliant promo for Mick Jenkins, exploring the idea of escapism in every area of life. The video features a series of powerful vignettes, tied together by their portrayal of different forms of toxic black masculinity, which ultimately drives the characters to seek…

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