”The Bill Murray Experience” arrives on VOD platforms Dec. 19
The Bill Murray Experience documents the efforts of a recently unengaged and temporarily uninspired actress / filmmaker, Sadie Katz, as she attempts to procure “a magical chance encounter with her favorite actor and life guru, Bill Murray,” according to the film’s synopsis.
Featuring Joel Murray (Mad Men), P.J. Soles (Stripes), and Bill Murray himself, The Experience was named in 2017 as an official selection at the Los Angeles Cinefest, the American Documentary Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Television, Script, and Film Festival. It also won Best Documentary at this year’s Hollywood Florida Film Festival.
The Bill Murray Experience will be distributed by Gravitas Ventures across VOD platforms globally on December 19th, 2017. To pre-order through iTunes, click here.
Viva Lundin’s ‘Living Green’ honored by American Society of Landscape Architecture
The documentary, Jens Jensen The Living Green, received an Honors in Communications from The American Society of Landscape Architecture (ASLA https://www.asla.org/) on October 23.
Produced by Viva Lundin Productions and the University of Michigan, The Living Green tells the story of Jens Jensen, a Danish immigrant to Chicago who “made almost 600 landscapes that brought the life force of the prairie into the city.”
Today, the “Poet of the Prairie” is celebrated for his pioneering efforts to grow once unique ideas like public parks and conservation into everyday staples of American life.
“This is a really important video that ought to reach a wider audience,” declared ASLA awards the jury. “It documents the fact that a lot of the innovative things that Jensen did were perceptive forerunners of today’s environmental movement.”
Founded in 1899, the American Society of Landscape Architecture boasts more than 15,000 members in chapters representing all 50 American states and 42 countries around the world.
JWT/NY helps launch 2018 One Show call for entries campaign
J Walter Thompson New York’s “Be Famous Famous” integrated campaign was designed to help spread awareness for the One Club’s prestigious One Show awards, which will accept submissions until January 31, 2018.
With print, video and interactive, the campaign “makes a comical statement about how winning a coveted One Show Pencil is the only way to be not just industry famous, but ‘famous famous,’” according to a press release.
The One Show was created in 1973 by the One Club, a non-profit organization devoted to excellence in advertising. It hosts annual competitions in advertising, design, interactive and branded entertainment, and honors individual winners with a Gold Pencil.
According to the show’s website, the Gold Pencil is “the ultimate symbol of creative excellence.”
The campaign’s The Fanatics video does a man-on-the-street thing with people in NYC parks and subway platforms “who are rabid fans of One Show winners and fawn over their advertising heroes as if they were Beyoncé or Prince Harry.”
“JWT’s campaign is a tongue-in-cheek take on fame and how The One Show can make it possible,” said Kevin Swanepoel, CEO, The One Club for Creativity. “At the same time, entering work also helps the industry overall because The One Club is a global non-profit organization that uses awards revenue to give back to the industry through nearly two dozen education, professional development, gender equality and inclusion and diversity programs for creatives around the world at all levels.”
One Show shortlists will be announced in November 2017 and January 2018. Finalists will be announced in April 2017. Winners will be honored on May 9 & 11, during creative week in New York City. For a complete entry kit, click here.
Client: The One Show for Creativity, for The One Show 2018
Client Team: Kevin Swanepoel, Yash Egami, Gabriela Mirensky
Agency: J. Walter Thompson New York
Executive Creative Director: Aaron Padin
Creative Directors: Jess Toye, Daniel Del Toro
Senior Designer: Emely Perez
Junior Designers: Dajun Yoo, Michelle Unger
Art Directors: Taejun Park, Tadhg Ennis
Copywriters: Christopher Phillips, Greg Bruce
Chief Creative Officer, New York: Brent Choi
Head of Production: Anthony Nelson
Producer: Jourdan Valdes
Senior Business Manager: Emily Nargi
Director of Music: Paul Greco
Director: Tom Mishra
Executive Producer: Laura Relovsky
Editor: John Piccolo
Asst. Editor: Steve Ortega
Senior Post Producer: Valerie Iorio
Audio Post: Mr. Bronx
Audio Mixer: Geoff Strausser
Animation: Sibling Rivalry Studio Creative Director/Founder: Joe Wright
Executive Producer/Founder: Maggie Meade
Post Producer: Jojo Mu
Animators: Matt Caldamone, Kasey Regan
Director: Joe Wright
Executive Producer: Maggie Meade
Head of Production: Joanna Fillie
Senior Producer: JoJo Mu
Music House: KBV Records