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Geisel Productions and Anonymous Content Win Best of Show for "BMW Films: The Escape”

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Original BMW Films' production lead Anonymous Content and the automaker unit again and win best of show at the One Screen Film Festival

Geisel Productions and Anonymous Content Win Best of Show for "BMW Films: The Escape”

Geisel Productions and Anonymous Content’s branded short "BMW Films: The Escape” took home Best of Show at last night’s One Screen Film Festival, produced by the prestigious The One Club for Creativity. 

An homage to the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed original seven BMW Films, “The Escape” which was directed by Academy Award-nominee Neill Blomkamp (District 9, Elysium) and features original BMW Films star and Oscar-nominated actor Clive Owen (Closer, Children of Men) reprising his role as The Driver. Along with Owen, BMW also brought back core members of the original creative team at Fallon: Bruce Bildsten as Creative Director, Brian DiLorenzo as Executive Producer and David Carter, who in addition to serving as a Creative Director, co-wrote “The Escape” alongside Blomkamp. Original BMW Films' production lead and Fallon creative partner, Anonymous Content also returned to produce.

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The One Screen win comes almost exactly a year from the action-packed film’s initial release and 15 years after the original BMW Film “The Hire” won Best of Show at The One Club in 2002. Widely regarded as a milestone in the history of branded film, in 2010, the BMW Films series was also honoured by The One Club as Best of the Digital Decade.

“This honour brings it all full circle,” says Bildsten, “Especially coming from The One Club, the creative organization our industry most admires. Brian, David and I were honoured that BMW trusted us to create the sequel to such iconic, ground-breaking work.”

“We are incredibly honoured to have ‘The Escape’ receive Best of Show from the premier festival that unites the film and advertising worlds,” says Eric Stern, Managing Director and Partner of Anonymous Content. “This recognition truly speaks to the power of our collaboration, as well as our partners’ ability to produce narrative-first branded content.”

“The Escape” also stars Dakota Fanning (War of the Worlds, I am Sam), Jon Bernthal (The Punisher, Daredevil) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (The Departed, Up in the Air).

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Clients: BMW

VP of Marketing: Trudy Hardy

National Marketing Manager: Michael Jobst, Lisa Judge

Media: Gabe Dunn

Head of Brand & Communications: Manuel Sattig

Graphic Designer: Titles, Poster Design & Art Direction

Post Production / VFX

Finish: Embassy and A52

VFX: Embassy and A52

Flame Artists: Dan Ellis

Executive Producer: Patrick Nugent, Rhubie Jovanov

Head of Production: Kim Christensen

Producer: Victoria Burkhart, Heather Johann

VFX Supervisor: Chris Harvey

Colourist: Stefan Sonnenfeld

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Geisel Productions

Writer: Bruce Bildsten and David Carter

Executive Producer: Brian DiLorenzo

Integrated Producer: Senior Integrated Producer

Producer: Patrick O’Brien

Production Company

Production Company: Anonymous Content

Director: Neill Blomkamp

Managing Director: Eric Stern

Executive Producers: Eric Stern, SueEllen Clair

Head of Production: Kerry Haynie

Producer: Aristides McGarry

Production Designer: Gerald Sullivan

Editorial & Online: Rock Paper Scissors


Music : Kristopher Pooley

Mix: Formosa Group Mix

Sound Engineer: Mark Mangini

Sound Design: David Whitehead


Editor: Austyn Daines, Julian Clarke, Devin Maurer

Edit Company: Supervising Editor

Edit Assistant: Cutting Assistant

Executive Producer: Helena Lee/ Jennifer Sofio Hall

Producer: Dina Ciccotello

Genres: Dialogue

Categories: Automotive, Aircraft

Anonymous Content, Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:05:52 GMT