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Check out this spot produced by m ss ng p eces, starring icons Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas! Founder Ari Kuschnir te...
09/02/2020
Gerry Graf directs Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito in a funny ad for a serious issue

Check out this spot produced by m ss ng p eces, starring icons Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas! Founder Ari Kuschnir teamed up with veteran creative Gerry Graf, who directed and wrote the ad about end-of-life planning for New Jersey Goals of Care Coalition and POLST. Adweek, Ad Age, and Muse by Clio all had nice things to say about the spot - take a look!

Veteran creative wrote and directed spot about the importance of making end-of-life plans for New Jersey Goals of Care Coalition and POLST

We partnered with 22squared and Atlanta NAACP on a new app that exposes racist symbols hiding across the United States. ...
08/25/2020
Racist symbols lurk in neighborhoods across the U.S. This new app exposes them

We partnered with 22squared and Atlanta NAACP on a new app that exposes racist symbols hiding across the United States. Invisible Hate is a powerful tool that helps Americans educate themselves on the history behind these Confederate monuments with the ultimate goal of removing them for good.

The NAACP Atlanta releases an app and interactive map that identifies more than 700 racist statues, museums, parks, and more—and crowdsources the effort to tear them down.

The nominations for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards are out, and we are excited be nominated for Outstanding Interactive ...
07/28/2020
Emmy Awards Nominations: The Complete List

The nominations for the 2020 Primetime Emmy Awards are out, and we are excited be nominated for Outstanding Interactive Extension Of A Linear Program for Scoops Ahoy: Operation Scoop Snoop. A big congrats and thanks to director Mike Woods, Hexagram and our production team, along with our client and agency partners at Baskin Robbins, Netflix and 22squared. View the entire list here:

The Television Academy revealed nominations Tuesday for the 72nd Emmy Awards, with Netflix dominating the field with 160 nominees led by its drama Ozark. HBO was second overall with 107 as both net…

06/18/2020
Together — Episode 5 : Grief & Healing

The last several weeks have burst open with questions about how we heal deep racial inequity and injustice. In beginning to ask questions for this episode about how to move forward, two themes emerged - grief and healing. We hope this adds another dimension to the conversation and can be a starting point for self-reflection and learning.

More resources
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1yofADr10mz75oZ77eT59NCvDQAzEXhjlnp2aoJ3MMU0/edit?usp=sharing

A series by @Ari Kuschnir
Design by Sunlight
Music by Julio Monterrey

05/19/2020
COMMONworks

COMMONworks

Creating stories that activate and enable a more hopeful future.

This morning, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences awarded us with the first ever Webby for Production...
05/19/2020
m ss ng p eces is the Webby Award’s Production Company of the Year

This morning, the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences awarded us with the first ever Webby for Production Company of the Year! We were honored with 1 Webby Win, 2 People’s Voice awards and 7 nominations for work including Tinder Swipe Night, Scoops Ahoy: Operation Scoop Snoop and Pyer Moss’ Seven Mothers film. Sending huge thanks to The Webby Awards, all our brand and agency partners and our entire team and roster for a year's worth of tremendous work. Congratulations to all the winners today!

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences has announced the first-ever Webby for Production Company of the Year. m ss ng p eces took home the historic Webby Award, as the production company with the most pieces of celebrated work across all Webby categories. We were honored with 1 Webby...

05/05/2020
Together — Episode 4 : A New Normal

What if we don’t go back to normal? What if normal wasn’t working? Where else could we go? This episode explores the ways in which we might begin to imagine a new normal — one that is quite different from the normal that we knew before. How can our new normal help to heal and regenerate our relationships with ourselves, with one another, and with the living earth of which we are an integral part?

A series by @Ari Kuschnir
Design by Sunlight.us
Music by Julio Monterrey

Episode 1 - https://vimeo.com/402423288
Episode 2 - https://vimeo.com/402450700
Episode 3 - https://vimeo.com/406279339

In addition to our ten nominations, we've also received another honor -- we're shortlisted for The Webbys Production Com...
05/04/2020
The Webby Nominees are here!

In addition to our ten nominations, we've also received another honor -- we're shortlisted for The Webbys Production Company of the Year! To win, we need YOUR help, so log in and cast your votes from the link below!

m ss ng p eces broke our own record for Webbys nominations this year, with TEN nominations and two honorees across seven different projects! Congratulations to all of our directors, agency partners and clients who helped make these projects a reality. Log in and cast your votes below! 🗳🗳🗳 A...

m ss ng p eces broke our own record for Webbys nominations this year, with TEN nominations and two honorees across seven...
04/29/2020
The Webby Nominees are here!

m ss ng p eces broke our own record for Webbys nominations this year, with TEN nominations and two honorees across seven different projects! Congratulations to all of our directors, agency partners and clients who helped make these projects a reality. Log in and cast your votes below! 🗳

m ss ng p eces broke our own record for Webbys nominations this year, with TEN nominations and two honorees across seven different projects! Log in and cast your votes below! 🗳🗳🗳 Advertising, Media & PR – Brand Strategy: Tinder “Swipe Night” Video – Branded Entertainment, Scripted: ...

04/24/2020
Together - Episode 3: On Death

What happens when we collectively confront our mortality? The pandemic has brought death awareness, which is often denied and ignored, into the foreground of our collective experience, inviting us each to consider our own relationship with mortality. This theme emerged organically across multiple conversations, even though it wasn’t one of the original questions. It seemed to be asserting its own importance and inevitability (much like death itself) and led to this third episode in the series.
A series by Ari Kuschnir
Music by Julio Monterrey
Design and guidance by Sunlight

04/22/2020
DOUBT

On this 50th anniversary of #earthday we revisit DOUBT, a short film we made that links tactics employed by the tobacco industry decades ago to the strategies used today to sow doubt about climate change. Made for Climate Reality a few years ago and still more relevant than ever. Narrated by Matthew Modine

The shortlists for The One Club for Creativity Awards and the ANDY Awards are out, and we’re thrilled to make the lists!...
04/21/2020

The shortlists for The One Club for Creativity Awards and the ANDY Awards are out, and we’re thrilled to make the lists! Twenty-seven total One Show nominations for Baskin Robbins “Scoops Ahoy,” Tinder “Swipe Night,” Burger King “Real Meals” and Pyer Moss “Seven Mothers,” and six total ANDY nominations for Tinder “Swipe Night,” Baskin Robbins “Scoops Ahoy” and Burger King “Real Meals.” We’re so proud of these projects and the teams behind the work. Congrats to our directors, agency and brand partners, and all the nominees!

04/14/2020
Together — Episode 2 : Initiation

Where do we go from here? Humanity’s oldest myths tell us that the first stage of transformation is initiation. Could we be experiencing a collective initiation during this time, one that’s introducing us to new ways of being and knowing?
Together is a series that explores this important moment by asking key questions and listening for new answers. Vimeo link https://vimeo.com/402450700

04/07/2020
Together — Episode 1 : Questions

In the midst of this unprecedented moment we all find ourselves in, m ss ng p eces founder Ari Kuschnir woke up with the desire to put his creative gifts to good use and began reaching out to a few friends, collaborators and interesting people with questions about this timely and timeless moment we are in. The answers led him on a journey that became this new series: Together. We invite you to join the exploration

A series by Ari Kuschnir
Music by Julio Monterrey aka Youthfaire
Design by Sunlight

In the spirit of helping those in need, please consider donating to Feeding America to support people experiencing food insecurity in this extremely challenging time.

m ss ng p eces is on the shortlist for Production Company of the Year at the shots.net awards. We’re in incredible compa...
03/06/2020
Shortlist - Production Company of the Year | shots Awards

m ss ng p eces is on the shortlist for Production Company of the Year at the shots.net awards. We’re in incredible company and couldn’t be prouder! We also picked up individual noms for the following projects:

Best use of music in commercial – Introducing Dolby Atmos Music + Lizzo, directed by Karena Evans
New Director – Karena Evans
Branded Content – Pyer Moss, Directed by Julien Christian Lutz (Director X)

JUDGESJen Gothard; Eric Kallman; Fred Levron; Joel Simon; Will Thacker; Felipe [Vellas] Vellasco; Charlotte Woodhead.

02/25/2020
Director X Presents - Black Love Is | Tinder

Julien Christian Lutz (Director X) partnered with Tinder to create this art film that celebrates Black Love in all its forms. Featuring real people’s personal, intimate reflections, the film explores how being Black influences their understanding and expressions of love – for one another and themselves as well as their culture, community, family, sexuality and Blackness. 🤎

We sat down with 10 people from the community to share their stories around Black love: How it impacted them, how it changed them, and how it moved them. We’...

We made the Ad Age A-List 2020 Finalists! We're so happy to be here for the fifth year in a row, and among some incredib...
02/24/2020
Announcing the 2020 Ad Age A-List & Creativity Awards Finalists

We made the Ad Age A-List 2020 Finalists! We're so happy to be here for the fifth year in a row, and among some incredible company as well. 🤩🤩

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The inimitable Karena Evans was profiled by Tim Cumming for Shots; read the whole interview below!
01/22/2020
Karena Evans: Force of nature | shots

The inimitable Karena Evans was profiled by Tim Cumming for Shots; read the whole interview below!

The 24-year-old director has promos for Drake, Coldplay and SZA behind her, as well as a string of inventive commercials. Here, Tim Cumming finds out how tenacity, hard work and natural talent has combined to bring Evans to the fore.

We are so excited to announce that we've added Michael Marantz to our Live Action roster! We've already had the pleasure...
01/14/2020
Director Michael Marantz Joins m ss ng p eces For U.S. Spot Representation

We are so excited to announce that we've added Michael Marantz to our Live Action roster! We've already had the pleasure of working on some amazing projects together, and can't wait to see what's next. Welcome Michael!

Bicoastal production company m ss ng p eces has signed Michael Marantz to its directorial roster for commercial representation in the U.S.

Now that we're in 2020, take a look at which of our projects made Best of 2019 lists in publications like Ad Age and Adw...
01/10/2020
m ss ng p eces on “The Best of 2019” Lists

Now that we're in 2020, take a look at which of our projects made Best of 2019 lists in publications like Ad Age and Adweek!

Baskin Robbins was featured in AdAge’s “Best of 2019.” Tinder Swipe Night was named one of AdWeek’s Top 15 Stunts and Innovations of 2019. Our campaign for Hotels.com + Poo Pourri was one of the most viewed comedy spots of the year on SHOOT Online. And, finally, Joe Talbot’s feature film T...

Our very own JJ Adler directed sketches for Astronomy Club on Netflix, a new show that Variety calls "clever, ambitious,...
12/09/2019
Netflix’s ‘Astronomy Club: The Sketch Show’: TV Review

Our very own JJ Adler directed sketches for Astronomy Club on Netflix, a new show that Variety calls "clever, ambitious, and perhaps most importantly [...] both self-aware and completely ridiculous." Check it out if you're in need of something funny to watch tonight 🍿✨

The premiere of “Astronomy Club” is so dense with fully-formed jokes, wry social commentaries, and wild left turns that you’d be forgiven for wondering if you accidentally dropped…

11/26/2019
Dolby

We are delighted to share a new campaign we made with our friends at 72andSunny and Dolby! Karena Evans directs as Lizzo experiences her music like never before! Ad Age Creativity Editors pick of the day
https://adage.com/creativity/work/dolby-introducing-atmos-music-lizzo/2218406
Special thanks to the special team: Jason Norcross JC Abbruzzi Jack Lagomarsino Natalie Warther Kate Morrison Schermers Todd Pendleton Angus McGilpin Cabin Editing Company Produced by Fuliane Petikyan DP @Jordan Oram

Hearing your favorite songs in Dolby is more than just listening. It’s experiencing music like never before. Just ask Lizzo.

#DolbyMusic #Lizzo

Congratulations to Kerby Jean-Raymond, Director X, and the team at Pyer Moss for taking home GOLD at the Ciclope Festiva...
11/08/2019

Congratulations to Kerby Jean-Raymond, Director X, and the team at Pyer Moss for taking home GOLD at the Ciclope Festival!

10/31/2019
Jenny Slate: Stage Fright | Official Trailer | Netflix

The newest member of our Special Projects roster, Gillian Robespierre, directed Stage Fright - Jenny Slate's debut comedy special. It's full of all the heartwarming weirdness you expect from this duo, so check it out on Netflix ASAP!

It's Playful. It's Personal. It's 100% Jenny Slate. Stage Fright streams Oct 22, only on Netflix. Watch Jenny Slate: Stage Fright, Only on Netflix. https://w...

Bianca Giaever worked with Mailchimp to create a podcast that tracks the different stages of small businesses. Listen be...
10/31/2019
Lifecycle of a Business | Humble Beginnings

Bianca Giaever worked with Mailchimp to create a podcast that tracks the different stages of small businesses. Listen below!

Abe Susman, a pet cemetery worker, dreams of bigger things for his career.

We partnered with Anomaly and Ally to bring to life the iconic Monopoly game in a totally new way in 5 cities across the...
10/23/2019
Ally turns U.S. cities into live Monopoly games with $1M in prizes

We partnered with Anomaly and Ally to bring to life the iconic Monopoly game in a totally new way in 5 cities across the US. Led by trailblazer Mike Woods, this unique Augmented Reality Scavenger Hunt can take up to 21 hours to play and holds over $1M in prizes. It’s also a way to teach financial literacy via gamification so everyone can learn more about money. Our favorite detail is a Community Chest where players can raise money for their local Junior Achievement chapter. Campaign US has the story #immersive #storytelling #brands Forbes has more - https://www.forbes.com/sites/martyswant/2019/10/25/ally-turned-personal-finance-into-a-game-of-augmented-reality-monopoly/

Do not pass go. Do not collect $200.. From Campaign US

#SwipeNight is live for two more weeks! Make sure to tune in on Tinder every Sunday from 6pm-midnight. Thanks to 72andSu...
10/15/2019
Tinder Created a Show to Give Its Users Something to Hook Up About

#SwipeNight is live for two more weeks! Make sure to tune in on Tinder every Sunday from 6pm-midnight. Thanks to 72andSunny for this amazing collaboration and to Karena Evans for bringing it to life in the dopest possible way. ☄️☄️Mike Woods MVP of immersive as well! https://swipenight.com/

A choose-your-own-adventure series is designed to give young Tinder swipers something to talk about.

Treatment Box, our project with Truth and 72andSunny, was just named one of Ad Age’s favorite experiential projects of 2...
07/29/2019
The Best of Experiential 2019

Treatment Box, our project with Truth and 72andSunny, was just named one of Ad Age’s favorite experiential projects of 2019! It’s such an honor to be recognized for this hugely important and humbling project. Congrats to our directors, Tucker Walsh and Mike Woods, and the teams at both TruthOrange and 72andSunny.

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Our own Mike Woods was interviewed as part of Ad Age's feature on the future of experiential marketing! Click below to r...
07/25/2019
Amp spotlight: The future of experiential marketing

Our own Mike Woods was interviewed as part of Ad Age's feature on the future of experiential marketing! Click below to read the whole piece.

“It’s not news to anyone: Traditional advertising is on the decline,” says Jenna Marone, executive vice president of lifestyle at United Entertainment Group. “Experiential humanizes a brand to a consumer. It gives them intimate access. It allows them to tell unique stories.”  Consumer...

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