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Supamonks Wreak Havoc for “Holypop”

Parisian character masters Supamonks bust free from their commercial work to unleash a wave of medieval mayhem in this manic and blood-soaked animated comedy produced at the request of real monks in the south of France (Les Frères de la Sainte Famille) to promote their new soda called Holypop. Seriously. [Read more]

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Floria Sigismondi Captures Thierry Mugler’s Alien

We carry very few fashion films on Stash but this new spot from director/photographer Floria Sigismondi thru Quad with VFX by Digital District grabbed our attention for its reverential depiction of “a Solar Goddess awakening to the light” shot in the stunning Castello di Sammezzano in Tuscany and set to the [Read more]

PES Finds “Black Gold”

Ditching his usual witty ways for a minute and 16 seconds, PES directs a commercial stop-motion assignment for online lifestyle retailer yoox.com and Italian jewelry designer Delfina Delettrez’new collection called “Frozen Garden.” Animated by LA’s Dillon Markey with music by PES.

Delfina Delettrez: “Nature is the most precious jewelry. Every little girl’s first piece of jewelry was a flower or a garland of daisies in her hair. This collection is a look back to nature and to childhood. It’s as though you are wearing a piece of the past, with flowers suspended in time like a frozen garden.” [Read more]

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Platige Fights Fate with “Vikings”

Director Tomek Baginski and a massive crew from Platige Image in Warsaw wrangle the stars of History Channel’s Vikings into a powerful promo augmented with dramatic and seamless CG. Tomek Baginski: “All marketing materials were shot at the same time, so we only had each actor for an hour. That meant [Read more]

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Virgin Atlantic “Trip” with Art&Graft

The vast majority of inflight safety videos deserve to be ignored because they’re benign and boring. Virgin Atlantic on the other hand treat the mandatory clips as edutainment and just replaced theirs (created by Nexus back in 2002) with this ambitious epic produced over six months by London’s Art&Graft who won [Read more]

Scott Benson: Orange “The Flower”

Valentine’s Day is behind us but the message of this spot for telecom giant Orange still rings true. Adapted from an African fairy tale by Troublemakers director Scott Benson for French agency Marcel with music and sound by Chris Canavaggio and Sean Henry. [Read more]

Behind the Scenes with Leviathan at FITC Amsterdam

Chicago’s Leviathan set the tone for FITC Amsterdam 2014 with an intense and dramatic micro/macro exploration of a painter’s material world all shot with cameras and motion control rigs custom-built for the project.

Leviathan CD Bradon Webb, “We designed the narrative by building an uplifting experience of expanding possibilities for the audience. We discussed the artistic process and how ideas can emerge, for example, from within tiny drops. Our research led us to a great inspirational story about getting out there and following your passion, and that’s what we set out to tell.”

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Noah Harris: Julio Bashmore “Peppermint”

Blink Ink director Noah Harris and crew craft a frenetic and riveting fusion of 3D-printed stop-motion elements and 2D animation for Bristol producer Julio Bashmore’s “Peppermint,” proving once again that killer visuals can rescue mind-numbing dance tracks. Lead stop-motion animator was Andy Biddle, and post credits [Read more]