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    60 Years of NATO - Basement Commercial

    60 Years of NATO - Basement Commercial

    by trustcollective (7/16/09) 311 views

    CROSSROADS' DIRECTOR NICO BEYER COMPLETES TRIO OF SPOTS FOR NATO Crossroads director Nico Beyer in collaboration with Scholz & Friends European Office has just released a trio of stirring :45s for NATO that underscores the military alliance's effectiveness at maintaining international peace, security and stability. Each of the three spots begins with an ominous montage showing what appear to be panicked citizens caught up in a terrifying war zone. The scenes then expands to show the characters enjoying the everyday joys of a peaceful, prosperous society, underscoring the role that NATO plays in keeping the world safe. Each scene closes with relevant taglines: People often take freedom and stability for granted. We don't. Peace and Security. That's our mission. You want a life of freedom and stability. So do we. Peace and Security. That's our mission. Freedom to do what you want. We help that happen. Peace and Security. That's our mission. Crossroads EP Michael Fekete notes, "These are powerful spots which further add to Nico's dynamic body of work. His ability to create and capture strong visual imagery, combined with a talent for dramatic story telling, fuse these NATO spots into an effective, and impressive message campaign...I was blown away when I saw the finished product." In Basement, a swirl of bodies collide in a dank space amidst a backdrop of screaming and chaos. The fatigued crowd looks bewildered and exhausted, suggesting that the mob is caught up in a horrific scenario. The camera then pans out to show a deejay spinning records, revealing the scene as a subterranean night club packed with partying, exuberant youth. In Run, a number of kids sprint furiously along, faces filled with emotional strain as adults look on, screaming. The scene cuts to ferocious-looking dogs straining at their leashes, as though in pursuit. But the doomsday is a mirage, as the kids are soccer players fully engrossed in their game; the parents and dogs nothing more than excited sideline spectators. Staircase features a woman descending from an upper floor through darkness, the scene dimly lit by a chaotic crackling and flashing of lights visible through the windows. At the bottom of the staircase she emerges into the welcoming arms of her family to join them as they gasp at a celebratory fireworks show in the near distance. "The trick here was to create the illusion of chaos within the context of what turns out to be a peaceful scene," stated Beyer. "We had to pull together the perfect combination of sound, lighting, angles, and character to create this mirage, but luckily we had the creative talent to pull it off. The campaign is really a great idea; a perfect example of the power that can be packed into the framework of a traditional :30." The "60 Years of NATO" campaign will be broadcast throughout all NATO countries, and online at www.60yearsnato.info. THE CREDS: Client: NATO Spot Title: Basement, Run, Staircase Air Date: June 2009 Agency: Scholz & Friends European Office CD: Mirko Dermann Consultant(s): Helge Koehling, Tecla Kohls Managing Director: Lutz Meyer Prod Company: United Visions, Berlin Director: Nico Beyer (Represented by Crossroads U.S.) DP: Michael Mieke Producer: Fabian Barz Editor: Tom Seil Post Prod: NHB, Berlin Artist: Yesim Altilar Sound Designer: Lars Lohn Shoot Location: Germany ABOUT CROSSROADS: A multimedia and content creation firm, Crossroads offers a clear vision, innovative leadership, and unparalleled reach into the entertainment talent pool. With headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, London, and an affiliate office in Toronto, Crossroads has six divisions: Film, Television, Commercials, Music Videos, New Media, and Creative Services. All offer exclusive talent featuring some of the world's top directors, show creators, writers, and producers. Founded in 1989, Crossroads has been a consistent leader in the development and production of feature films and television programming, as well as producing award-winning commercial and music video content for top-tier brands, agencies and performing artists. For more information: http://www.trustcollective.com/portfolio/content/crossroads_nato.htm

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    DIXIE TRIXI - Hilarious Animated Short 01:16

    DIXIE TRIXI - Hilarious Animated Short

    by trustcollective (5/20/09) 2,337 views

    Oliver Conrad and Gian Klainguit, a directing team with DUCK developed the short, Dixie Trixi within 48 hours and received top honors at the recent Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film. For more information, visit http://www.trustcollective.com/portfolio/content/duck_dixietrixi.htm

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    Nike Sportswear: Lucky, Episode 3: Oil Me Down 07:28

    Nike Sportswear: Lucky, Episode 3: Oil Me Down

    by trustcollective (11/24/08) 350 views

    Robot Films' Founder/Director Chris Robinson has unleashed a trio of hilarious short films for Nike's recent 3X3 campaign to be featured on Nike Sportswear's website which marks the launch of its new Sportswear division. Robinson was one of three directors hand-picked by Nike Sportswear to shoot three, three minute webisodes showcasing the retro cool stylings of Nike's iconic running jacket, the Windrunner. Robinson's Lucky series follows the comic adventures of a struggling production assistant aptly named Lucky who comes to LA following his dream of becoming a music video director. Many of Lucky's adventures are based on situations Robinson himself experienced when he was starting out. "I've been kicking this idea around for a while," says Robinson, who originally conceived of the webisodes as a series of five minute shorts available for download via cell phones on his recently launched Fresh Network site (www.soveryfresh.com). The character always wore retro-stylings, so I thought what better forum to launch this character than utilizing the Nike platform." Lucky sports a classic blue and gray Windrunner throughout the films. Featuring a cameo by rapper Ludacris, Oil Me Down, finds our plucky P.A. confronted with the task of oiling down temperamental plus sized dancers for a music video shoot. Visit Lucky on Nike Sportswear at http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/sportswear/en_US/media_details?video

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    Nike Sportswear: Lucky, Episode 2: The Roman 04:09

    Nike Sportswear: Lucky, Episode 2: The Roman

    by trustcollective (11/24/08) 286 views

    Robot Films' Founder/Director Chris Robinson has unleashed a trio of hilarious short films for Nike's recent 3X3 campaign to be featured on Nike Sportswear's website (http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/sportswear/en_US/?country=US&lang_locale=en_US&blog=en_US&sitesrc=USLP) which marks the launch of its new Sportswear division. Robinson was one of three directors hand-picked by Nike Sportswear to shoot three, three minute webisodes showcasing the retro cool stylings of Nike's iconic running jacket, the Windrunner. Robinson's Lucky series follows the comic adventures of a struggling production assistant aptly named Lucky who comes to LA following his dream of becoming a music video director. Many of Lucky's adventures are based on situations Robinson himself experienced when he was starting out. "I've been kicking this idea around for a while," says Robinson, who originally conceived of the webisodes as a series of five minute shorts available for download via cell phones on his recently launched Fresh Network site (www.soveryfresh.com). The character always wore retro-stylings, so I thought what better forum to launch this character than utilizing the Nike platform." Lucky sports a classic blue and gray Windrunner throughout the films. In The Roman, Lucky braves wind, rain and the hauling several porta-pottys, one of which hides a 300-pound extra dressed in Roman garb. Visit Lucky on Nike Sportswear at http://www.nike.com/nikeos/p/sportswear/en_US/media_details?video=3&videotype=video&guid=e4079ff6-d78f-28e6-3676-b6f72163174b_id1253&country=US&lang_locale=en_US&blog=en_US For more information, please visit http://www.robotfilmcompany.com/

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    Nike Sportswear: Lucky, Episode 1: Origins 03:45

    Nike Sportswear: Lucky, Episode 1: Origins

    by trustcollective (11/24/08) 318 views

    Robot Films' Founder/Director Chris Robinson has unleashed a trio of hilarious short films for Nike's recent 3X3 campaign to be featured on Nike Sportswear's website which marks the launch of its new Sportswear division. Robinson was one of three directors hand-picked by Nike Sportswear to shoot three, three minute webisodes showcasing the retro cool stylings of Nike's iconic running jacket, the Windrunner. Robinson's Lucky series follows the comic adventures of a struggling production assistant aptly named Lucky who comes to LA following his dream of becoming a music video director. Many of Lucky's adventures are based on situations Robinson himself experienced when he was starting out. "I've been kicking this idea around for a while," says Robinson, who originally conceived of the webisodes as a series of five minute shorts available for download via cell phones on his recently launched Fresh Network site (www.soveryfresh.com). The character always wore retro-stylings, so I thought what better forum to launch this character than utilizing the Nike platform." Episode one of the Lucky Series, appropriately titled Origins delves into how Lucky moved from New York to LA leaving behind a girlfriend and a best friend who were hooking up behind his back, a brokenhearted mom, and a dad who passes his favorite Windrunner on to his son. For more information, please visit http://www.robotfilmcompany.com/

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    PETA: Pusher 01:59

    PETA: Pusher

    by trustcollective (8/13/08) 646 views

    Scott Corbett of Identity Media (www.identityid.com) examines the dark side of the fast food industry in a trio of riveting new spots for PETA's Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign.

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    PETA: Beatdown 01:56

    PETA: Beatdown

    by trustcollective (8/13/08) 553 views

    Scott Corbett of Identity Media (www.identityid.com) examines the dark side of the fast food industry in a trio of riveting new spots for PETA's Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign.

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    PETA: Bathtub 01:09

    PETA: Bathtub

    by trustcollective (8/13/08) 294 views

    Scott Corbett of Identity Media (www.identityid.com) examines the dark side of the fast food industry in a trio of riveting new spots for PETA's Kentucky Fried Cruelty campaign.

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    MGS4: Praying Mantis

    MGS4: Praying Mantis

    by trustcollective (8/6/08) 370 views

    LA-based production company Logan (http://logan.tv) contributed over twelve minutes of original content to the recent release of the iconic video game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4).

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    MGS4: Pieuvre Armement

    MGS4: Pieuvre Armement

    by trustcollective (8/8/08) 975 views

    LA-based production company Logan (http://logan.tv) contributed over twelve minutes of original content to the recent release of the iconic video game, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots (MGS4).

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