We were happy to become a sponsor for the 2016 Startup Spectacular. People came from all over the country to pitch their own startups, learn from many Venture Capitalists in the "Ask a VC" Pannel, and take their own ideas through "The Press Gauntlet." Check out the event video we made for them below.
We're excited to premiere our latest video for Refinery29 and Clinique. Earlier this month we had the pleasure of interviewing actress Danielle Brooks (Orange Is The New Black), artist Petra Collins, and editors Annie Georgia & Connie Wang (both from Refinery29) for a series about women who have found success in their 20s. It was such a pleasure listening to their stories about hardship, dedication, and all of the hard work that goes into making success happen.
We're proud to announce that HP Show and Tech has been nominated for two Shorty Awards! Throughout 2014, Iris MediaWorks partnered with Newrow to produce Show and Tech for both Hewlett Packard and Walmart. In late 2013, Hewlett-Packard (HP), needed a way to tap into Walmart's robust customer base to complement current in-store promotions and cost-effectively drive brand awareness. We worked with the team at newrow HP make its existing shopping channel on Walmart.com come to life with an interactive live video streaming e-commerce show hosted several times throughout the year. The campaign was designed to provide customers with a live "show and tell" type experience that replicated an in-store product demonstration.
The latest series we produced and directed has now debuted on both "Sweet Spots" Bon Appétit's as well as on Sweet Spots. We worked with the teams at Condé Nast Entertainment and Bon Appétit to concept, direct, and produce Sweet Spots from idea to completion:
"With the culinary expertise of a professional and Bon Appétit’s insider access, Senior Food Editor, Alison Roman, takes a tour of New York City’s hottest Sweet Spots. Join her and learn how to take your own desserts to the next level."
On February 6th Iris MediaWorks premiered its anticipated Wall Street short film drama, SPiN. The film starring Hartley Sawyer and Wilson Cleveland (Leap Year) is now available worldwide on several streaming, On Demand, and SVOD platforms as well as the dedicated website SPiN. Set in the bustling newsroom of an upstart financial news network, Sawyer plays Scott Angelus, the ethically-ambiguous "Prince of Wall Street" who clashes with intrepid journalist James Locke (Cleveland), who is determined to prosecute and convict Angelus in the court of public opinion over the course of an intense 10-minute live interview.
A video we produced for Forensiq - Relentlessly Fighting Ad Fraud was impetus behind the top headline in ad-tech for 2014. Forensiq fights digital ad-fraud. They add code to a company's digital ads that detect when an impression is fraudulent -- that is, when a "view" of a banner or video ad is hidden from the consumer and plays without anybody seeing or hearing it. Then they can let the advertiser know how how many of their purchased impressions are real.
Check out part 1 of a 2 part series, supermodel Shaun Ross opens up about love, fear, and why people call him Nissan in this collaboration between Shaun Ross and Essential Home Magazine. Directed by Noah Workman, shot by Martei Korley, graphics by Collin Holmes, and editorial by Than Wixon. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei1-fRKKUJM&=&w=600
We're extremely pleased to announce that ILEGALES has won two awards at the Naperville Independent Film Festival, where it was nominated for a total of four awards: Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress. Our lead actor, Luis Bordonada, won Best Actor for his portrayal of Ariel Vargas, a day laborer who works in the cotton fields of New Mexico. Luis Bordonada's parents brought him to the U.S. illegally as a child, so he's lived many of the experiences that ILEGALES touches on. Lately, Luis has appeared in The Book of Eli, A Bakery Story and can be seen in the upcoming feature The Reunion. Additionally, he has done theater productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Tempest, television commercials for Showtime Networks, and hosted an entertainment program called Remix TV.
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The first thing that came to our mind upon hearing Wet Leather's song "Stop Me If I'm Doing It Wrong" was that Bruce Willis' music video for his 1987 song "Respect Yourself" would be the perfect video. When combined in Premiere, without any work at all, the song and video felt perfect together. We pitched Matt Bernstein of Wet Leather on our idea and showed him the test and he loved it. We shot Matt and the rest of the band, and inserted the new material into the old video. We retimed a fair amount of the video so that Bruno's dancing