Back in the days before streaming/a million pirate internet
channels/etc., people used to have this piece of furniture in their houses called a "television." On it, as Jules Winfield so pithily observed, they would "show shows." Between these shows were commercials. Which, to the average advertising
creative, represented the tempting prospect of at LEAST a few weeks spent auditioning b-list celebs, staying in nice hotels,
and eating m&ms and catered lunches in post houses. Those were the days.
So I've worked on a few. And
liked even fewer. But here's a couple faves. (This site is so hard to update, I
sorta threw in the towel on posting new things. I know, I know, I'm getting to it.)
The "Silly Faces" spot for Colorforms deserves a brief explanation. I started as the writer. Ended up as also the
director. And assistant Art Director. And actor. Not once, but twice (I am two of the 4 actors you'll see.) All for about
$10,000. It went on to win a "Gold Marble" award -- a show judged entirely by kids.
COLORFORMS :30 "silly faces"
The "Digital Island" spot was a quickie I created from stock footage on 2 weeks' notice, but the effect of my brother
Jonno's music (written on 2 DAYS notice) sure makes it seem epic. At least, that's what I think.