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PARK PICTURES SIGNS DIRECTOR VINCENT HAYCOCK

Vincent_HaycockBicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has signed noted director/designer/photographer Vincent Haycock for U.S. commercial representation. Haycock has helmed spots for Absolut SF and others, and music videos for the likes of Florence and the Machine, Editors and Spiritualized. Recently, he took home an MTV VMA for Best Electronic Dance Video for Calvin Harris, “Feel So Close,” along with a VEVO People’s Choice Video of the Year Award for his Calvin Harris “Sweet Nothing,” featuring Florence Welch. His latest music video output is the artfully tumultuous “Lover to Lover” for Florence and the Machine, featuring actor Ben Mendelsohn (Animal Kingdom, Killing Them Softly). As a title designer, Haycock contributed to Fight Club’s title sequence, among others, and was nominated for a ‘04 Emmy® for designing and directing the main title sequence for Nip/Tuck.

Says Park Pictures Co-Owner/EP Jackie Kelman Bisbee, “Vincent has the ability to create beautifully cinematic worlds that you want to step into. We’re very excited to be working with him.”
Haycock grew up in a small town in northern California before shipping off to San Francisco to study graphic design and film at California College of the Arts. After graduation, he served as creative director for Juxtapoz Art Magazine and designer for Words & Pictures at the Cranbrook Art Academy, from which he contributed to the iconic Fight Club title sequence. He went on to direct and design the Nip/Tuck title sequence, earning him an Emmy® nod and launching him as a director.
His work often focuses on intimate stories of youth culture, finding that hazy purgatory between the real and the imagined. He likes creating worlds that are authentic and honest, and then slightly subverting them, exploring the border between fiction and non-fiction.
Later this month, a retrospective of Haycock’s photography and music videos, curated by Guy Hepner, will tour galleries across the globe.

About Park Pictures

Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants. The newly launched Park Pictures Features debuted its premiere project with the Sundance hit film Robot & Frank directed by Park director Jake Schreier and starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong and Liev Schrieber.

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PARK PICTURES SIGNS DIRECTING DUO TERRI TIMELY

Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has signed directing team Terri Timely for commercial representation in the U.S., U.K. and select European markets. The duo will continue to be represented by Big Productions in Paris and Soft Citizen in Canada. Their debut production under the Park banner was an ESPN promo featuring Travis Pastrana out of Weiden + Kennedy and they’re currently in production on an upcoming promo for the NFL. Their latest work kidnaps the perfect mother in a polished and darkly humorous new music video, “Cruel,” for indie rockers St. Vincent (below.) The video features the band’s lead songstress, Annie Clark, being forced by a father and his two children to pose as a dutiful wife and mother.

Originally hailing from the Bay Area, Terri Timely consists of filmmakers Ian Kibbey and Corey Creasey. Since meeting in film class at UC Berkeley, the pair has collaborated to build a worldwide reputation through dozens of commercials for MTV, Orangina, Nissan and Amazon, among others, along with blazingly original music video collaborations with notable indie acts like Dawin Deez, Midlake, Joanna Newsom, Laura Viers and The Wrens. Their work is marked by a handmade creativity and tactile, childlike whimsy that has drawn stylistic comparisons to music video luminaries such as Michel Gondry and Mike Mills. New York Magazine’s Culture Vulture blog recently cited the pair as one of its Fourteen Music Video directors to watch.
In addition to commercials and music videos, Terri Timely has produced several shorts. Their most recent work, 2010’s Synesthesia was honored as one of 25 films to be selected for screening at the Guggenheim Museum’s Youtube Biennial in New York.

Notes Park Pictures E.P. Jackie Kelman Bisbee, “Corey and Ian are a finely tuned duo who have created a completely unique style of storytelling. They share a vision for delightfully fresh casting and art direction which always makes their work a pleasure to watch. All of us at Park are thrilled to have Terry Timely join our company.”Notes the filmmakers, “Once we met Jackie and the rest of the team we knew Park was where we wanted to be. We couldn’t be happier to be in the company of so many talented directors. We’re looking forward to the new work we will create at Park.”

About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.

In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants.

The newly launched Park Pictures Features will debut its premiere project with the upcoming film Robot & Frank directed by Park director Jake Schreier and starring Frank Langella, Susan Sarandon, James Marsden, Liv Tyler, Jeremy Strong and Liev Schrieber.

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MOXIE PICTURES’ GORRINGE SHAKES FRUIT FOR McDONALD’S


Moxie Pictures, Bicoastal/London director Neil Gorringe captures the feral nature of children in a comical, if not frantic new :30, “Fanta Fruitizz (Director’s Cut),” for McDonald’s out of Leo Burnett, London. Currently airing in Wales, the :30 captures several wild youngsters shaking fruit as if trying to kill it.

We open on a young boy shaking something in slow-motion, followed by shots of children frantically shaking fruit. A driving punk track supports the action as a voiceover declares, “It’s tough making fruit fizzy. That’s why there’s new Fanta Fruitizz. It’s fruit juice with sparkling water and counts as one of their five a day. That’s what makes Fanta Fruitizz. That’s what makes McDonald’s.” The McDonald’s logo closes out the spot.

ABOUT MOXIE PICTURES

Launched in 1992, MOXIE is comprised of industry thought leaders who bring the unique sensibilities of feature film directors to other media such as television commercials. The presence of iconic directors such as Errol Morris, Wes Anderson, Jared Hess and Todd Phillips combine with some of the top names in commercials such as Martin Granger, Frank Todaro and Pam Thomas to form an unparalleled talent roster. Garnering the industry’s top awards, MOXIE’s directors employ their craft across multiple platforms including feature films, television and web series, sponsored content, music, and political media.

Adding to the appeal of this talent powerhouse is the down to earth, epicurean-friendly culture of MOXIE’s bicoastal and London offices. Good
people, good food and intelligent council are as integral to the company as excellence in filmmaking, making the team friends and collaborators to top agencies and advertisers worldwide.

Credits:
Client: McDonalds
Title: “Fanta Fruitizz” :30
Airdate: 3/2/2011 (Wales)
Production Company: Moxie Pictures, Bicoastal/London
Director: Neil Gorringe
DP: Richard Mott
Producer: Jess Ensor
Agency: Leo Burnett, London
Agency Prod: Claire Taylor
Creatives: Jim Bolton, Caroline Rawlings
Editorial: Final Cut, London
Editor: James Rosen
Post Prod: MPC, London ###

PARK PICTURES’ ALISON MACLEAN AND ATHENOS SERVE OVERBEARING GREEK LOVE FOR BREAKFAST

Park Pictures, Bicoastal/London director Alison MacLean casts kinder judgment on natural Greek yogurt than on young love in the new :30 “Morning” for Athenos out of Droga5, NY.  The spot features a strict Greek grandmother scolding her sweet granddaughter for pre-marital cohabitation while approving of her breakfast choice of Athenos Greek yogurt.  The campaign also includes the two :30s, “Party” and “Family”.

The spot opens with a shot of a happy young couple sitting down to breakfast, playfully feeding each other yogurt accompanied by a male voiceover, “Hi Lauren and Greg, what’s up?”  The cheerful young man replies, “We’re getting the day started with Athenos Greek yogurt, later we’re going to ride bikes—.“  The voiceover interrupts to say, “Wonderful.  Let’s see what Yiayia thinks.”  We cut to a shot of an elderly woman, conservatively dressed in an apron with a handkerchief on her head, selecting fresh lemons from a street vendor.  She turns around with a vindictive smile and asks in a thick Greek accent, “Are you two married?”  We cut to Lauren who innocently replies, “Um-no.”  We cut back to Yaiyai, who condemningly asks, “But you’re living together, eh?”  We cut to Lauren and Greg who smile as he replies, “Yes–,” only to be cut off by a now angry Yaiyai who snaps, “You are going to hell!”  We cut to a shot of the now-flabbergasted couple as the voiceover takes over, “Don’t worry kids, at least Yaiyai approves of you eating Athenos Greek yogurt.”  We cut to shots of Yaiyai enjoying her own yogurt and a display of the yogurt with various toppings as the voiceover continues, “Because Athenos is made the traditional Greek way, never using preservatives or artificial flavors.  Athenos.  Maybe the only thing approved by Yaiyai.”  The spot closes with a shot of Yaiyai yelling after a bicycle that passes by her too closely along with the super, “Athenos. Approved by Yaiyai.”

About Park Pictures

Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.

In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants.  More recently, Park joined forces with writer/director/producer Galt Niederhoffer under the moniker ParkPlum.  The division will develop feature films, documentaries and shorts.

Credits:

Client: Athenos

Title: “Morning” :30, “Party” :30, “Familiy” :30

Airdate: Currently Airing

Production Company: Park Pictures, Bicoastal/London

Director: Alison MacLean

DP: Tico Poulakakis

EP/Owner: Jackie Kelman Bisbee

Head of Production: Dinah Rodriguez

Producer: Cody Ryder

Agency: Droga5, NY

Creative Chairman: David Droga

Executive Creative Director: Ted Royer

ACD/Copywriter: Scott Ginsberg

ACD/Art Director: January Vernon

Head of Integrated Production: Sally-Ann Dale

Senior Producer: Scott Chinn

Head of Strategy: Jonny Bauer

Strategic Planner: Vaughn Allen

Greek Production Company: Central Athens

Editorial: Beast NY

Editor: Jim Ulbrich

Assistant Editor: Jai Shukla

Executive Producer: Elizabeth Krajewski

Sound: Sound Lounge, NY

Mixer: Tom Jucarone

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PARK PICTURES’ WILCHA TALKS TRASH FOR MIRACLE WHIP

Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures’ Chris Wilcha elicits passionate ‘yeas’ and ‘nays’ for Miracle Whip in a new :60 “Are You Miracle Whip?” out of mcgarrybowen, Chicago/New York. The spot features real people from all walks of life sharing both positive and negative opinions about the popular sandwich spread.
Shot as a series of man-on-the-street interviews stylistically reminiscent of Wilcha’s award-winning work on Showtime’s This American Life series, the spot presents a montage of passionately divided opinions. We open on a woman who rates her hatred of the product at twenty-two on a scale of 1 to 10. This sound byte is quickly juxtaposed with an interview of another woman who posits that people who don’t like Miracle Whip “are incapable of love.” A graphic then poses the question: “Which side are you on?”
What follows is a montage of comically divergent interviews featuring a cross section of subjects. From students, secretaries and housewives to recognizable faces like political pundit James Carville, comedienne Amy Sedaris and Jersey Shore star Pauly D., each offer descriptions of the popular condiment ranging from “great in the bedroom” to “tastes like lotion.” The montage, set to a guitar-driven track by rockers Village Green, is capped by the superimposed declaration: “We’re not for everyone,” followed by the description “A little loud, a little tangy.”
The spot resolves with a cutaway to a droll office worker who matter-of-factly announces that the secret ingredient in Miracle Whip is “miracles,” followed by a graphic with the question “Are you Miracle Whip?” and the call to action “Pick A Side” with a url link (miraclewhip.com) for viewers to receive a free sample.

About Park Pictures

Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.

In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an ®Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants.

Credits:

Client
Miracle Whip

Title
“Are You Miracle Whip?”

Airdate
Currently Airing

Agency
mcgarrybowen

Account Managing Director
Robin Osborne

Account Director
Tom Smith

Assistant Account Executive
Christine Phillips

Group Creative Director
Michael Straznickas

Group Creative Director
Dave Reger

Executive PRoducer
Lisa Burke Snyder

Producer
Joy Carson

Broadcast Business Manager
Sylvia Sanchez

Production Co
Park Pictures

Director
Chris Wilcha

Executive Producer / Owner
Jackie Kelman Bisbee

Executive Producer
Justin Pollock

Head of Production
Dinah Rodriguez

Line Producer
Michelle Currinder

Director of Photography
Jim Frohna

Post Production
Beast

Executive Post Producer
Melissa Thornley

Post Producer
Lauren Scheuer

Editor
Angelo Valencia

Finishing Company
Optimus

Colorist
Craig Leffel

Executive Producer
Gretchen Praeger

Audio
Joel Anderson

Music
Village Green
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MOXIE PICTURES’ GORRINGE AND MARS MAKE SOCCER THRIVE

Moxie Pictures, Bicoastal/London and director Neil Gorringe prove that it takes a village; especially when it comes to keeping UK club soccer alive in an affecting new :30, “Take Part,” for Mars out of AMV BBDO, London.  The spot documents the construction of a soccer clubhouse by a small English village, a living example of Mars’ enduring “Work, Rest, Play” motto that has been the company’s hallmark since the 1950s.

Gorringe and his crew shot the project on six separate days spread out over the course of three months in the village of Carperpby, Yorkshire.   The intermittent schedule allowed Gorringe to document the project at every phase, from breaking ground to the opening whistle of the first game played on the new pitch.  The resulting montage, set to the gently whimsical (and aptly-titled) song “Make It Better” by Gary Nock, depicts a range of villagers, from children to senior citizens, working alongside each other to build the new clubhouse in a portrait of small town unity.

Despite the frequently glum Northern England weather, spirits among both the townsfolk and crew were buoyed by the constant presence of Mars candy bars on the construction site, with Gorringe confessing to “shoving five down my gob” by the end of the first day of shooting.

The heartwarming spot marks a decided shift in tone for the versatile Gorringe, whose acclaimed spots for the controversial U.K. series “Skins”, in addition to spots for McDonald’s and Mastercard, have gained him widespread attention in Europe and a rising profile in the U.S.

ABOUT MOXIE PICTURES

Launched in 1992, Moxie brings the distinctive sensibilities of feature film directors, and the unique vision of the industry’s top commercial directors to diverse media including commercials, feature films, television, web series, sponsored content, music and political media. The presence of iconic directors such as Errol Morris, Wes Anderson, Jared Hess and Todd Phillips join some of the top names in commercials, such as Martin Granger, Frank Todaro and Pam Thomas to form an unparalleled talent roster, garnering the industry’s top awards.  Moxie is also a partner in KillerMoxie Management, a partnership with Killer Films to represent and shepherd the careers of leading filmmakers, actors and recording artists such as Todd Haynes, Conor Oberst, Sean Lennon and Asia Argento.

Credits:

Client: Mars

Title: “Take Part” :30/:60

Airdate: Currently airing

Production Company: Moxie Pictures, Bicoastal/London

Director: Neil Gorringe

Executive Producer: Dawn Laren

Agency: AMV BBDO, London

Creative Direcgtor: Paul Brazier

Editorial: Final Cut

Editor: James Rosen

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PARK PICTURES’ ELLEN KURAS BRINGS WATER TO KENYA FOR ActionAid

Park Pictures, Bicoastal/London director Ellen Kuras showers drinkable water onto a parched Kenyan village and incites a soccer stampede in the new :90 “Water” for ActionAid out of OgilvyOne London. The affecting “Water” captures villagers’ joy at the arrival of a new water pump, bringing both health and hope to the village.
“Water” opens on a woman carrying a basket on her head through a dust storm, over which the super “Nkoben, Kenya” appears. Children cast worrisome looks across the dehydrated landscape. Then a drop of water hits the ground, followed by thousands. A young girl looks up to the weeping sky as a voiceover begins, “This was the day everything changed for Sienna. It was the first time she’d ever seen fresh water in her village.” The girl collects water in her hands and rejoices with fellow village members as the voiceover continues, “A water pump made possible through child sponsorship didn’t just bring clean water. It brought better health and the chance for all the children to go to school. You can create unforgettable moments like this by sponsoring a child through ActionAid.” The people of Nkoben take water from the life-saving pump and the voiceover concludes, “Make this the moment you decide to sponsor a child,” accompanied by the web address and ActionAid logo.

About Park Pictures

Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.

In March 2010, Park Pictures and director Joachim Back won an Academy Award for their short film, The New Tenants.

Credits:
Client: ActionAid
Title: “Water” :90
Airdate: (in U.K.)
Production Company: Park Pictures, Bicoastal/London
Director/Cinematographer: Ellen Kuras
Exec. Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Head of Production: Dinah Rodriguez
Producer: Dan Gozzi
Agency: OgilvyOne London
Producer: Paul McLoone
Art Director: Matt Williams
Copywriter: James Sexton
Editorial: The Whitehouse, London
Editor: Charlie Harvey
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