|“You have to do stuff that average people don't understand because those are the only good things.” ~Andy Warhol|
Following the success of their award-winning Follow The Frog video for the Rainforest Alliance, WANDER’s work continues to make a difference with the new series of videos for the non-profit Coexist organization.
The Coexist Campaign demonstrates the many products that you can purchase in order to aid in their cause. WANDER’s first video follows a fair trade coffee cooperative in Uganda.
After decades of conflict and filling their lives with prejudice, hate, and violence, the communities of Uganda rose up and came together to produce a truly delicious coffee. With every sip of Coexist Coffee you help break the cycle of conflict in Uganda and creates a more peaceful world for us all.
PGM Artists client, WANDER, produces TV commercials, short films, design and brand integrated content. Their dynamic and creative work has earned several awards, including recent AICP Next recoginition, one of TED’s Top 10 Ads Worth Spreading, Webby Awards, Telly Awards and more.
WANDER can now add a Lion to their list, as they have WON a Bronze Lion in the Short Form Internet Film category for the Follow the Frog piece they produced for Rainforest Alliance. You can view the video on WANDER’s page via www.pgmartists.com. PGM Artists believes Follow The Frog is a trendsetting piece, and applauds WANDER for their leadership in the fast emerging vertical that is cause marketing. A bronze lion from The Cannes jury further underscores the power and effectiveness of Follow the Frog.
Congratulations, WANDER, PGM Artists looks forward to more of your groundbreaking non-profit projects in the future!
PGM Artists has added yet another client to it’s roster! Standard Directors is a live action production company representing the most accomplished live action directors both Domestically and Internationally. With a home office in Greenwich, CT and mobile offices wherever production takes them, Standard Directors represents the professional merger of Philip McIntyre and Brian Bennhoff, combining formidable sales experience and production expertise under one banner.
“I am excited to team up with longtime friend and colleague Brian Bennhoff. He and I have successfully partnered together in the past on previous Live Action ventures. Brian brings a unique sense of fairness to the Production process that any client and co-worker would appreciate. I consider myself lucky to be able to access his wealth of production experience and insight,” says McIntyre. “Most importantly, I share his dedication in building something long-term and that something of meaning.”
The partnership promises to bring the best of US and UK directing talent under one roof. “The potential here is tremendous,” says Bennhoff. ”There’s an increasing amount of fluidity in the marketplace. Directors are realizing that there are opportunities in this liberation from the conventional model. Work can come from such a variety of sources – ad agencies, client-direct, TV networks, VFX shops… Our goal at Standard is to take advantage of this new playing field to the benefit of our directing talent.”
With proven experience vertically integrating productions, from sourcing talent through post for its clients, Standard Directors is poised to deliver on all aspects of the production spectrum. Accompanied by its roster of established and breakout directing talent, this company is ready to set a new standard for commercial production.