Hey, High Five! I’m excited to present work from our Austin-based production company. We have an amazing, ever-growing roster of talented directors, and are committed to fostering underrepresented voices in the industry. So, what better way to introduce The Bear to a wider audience than with a look at some of our directors’ favourite work...
Crate & Barrel - 'Welcome Love In'
Director: Ben Steinbauer
It’s no secret that the world could use a bit more love spread around these days. This beautiful campaign by director, Ben Steinbauer, reminds us of the importance of building a foundation of love in our own homes. Ben tapped into the intimate lives of real couples for an honest look at what brings people together and keeps them together. What we see is a beautiful portrait of love shared between genuine and unique couples.
Alfa Romeo - 'Dan'
Director: Berndt Mader
What happens when a luxury car owner just falls out of love with their purchase? Here, director Berndt Mader merges his comedic skills with his love of shooting cars, and creates a truly memorable campaign depicting the green-eyed monster that stirs when a driver finds a better option - Alfa Romeo. Our character needs to offload the old to make way for the new, and the results are honest, relatable and...hilarious.
American Express - 'Stand for Small'
Director: Abigail Enright
Director Abigail Enright, brings her incredible eye for individual spirit to this spot filled with intimate portraits of small business owners. In this stunning series of images, we see the people that we each cross paths with every day, individuals with a passion to create and serve their communities - from florists, to dog groomers, to orthodontists and everything in between - these are people essential to our own communities, and we love to see their stories laid out so beautifully.
Nike - 'Kyrie 6 Pareidolia'
Director: Priest Batten
It’s 11:11, make a wish. If your wish was to take an exciting visual excursion through the jungle of NYC, then you’re in luck. Director, Priest Batten, travels outside the box as he explores city streets and urban courts from a completely unique point of view. This was a particularly rewarding project since there was an incredible amount of freedom to experiment and dive deeper creatively.
Black Angels - 'El Jardin'
Director: Vanessa Pla
This is a stunning music video from director, Vanessa Pla. Co-written with Alex Maas from the Black Angels, 'El Jardin' tells the story of a young boy in a dystopian future as he stumbles upon a VR headset that shows him what the earth once looked like. Starring Lev Amelio and his father Austin Amelio, this piece was shot in the Bay Area of California.