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05/26/2020
VERIZON | True Calling: EMT

VERIZON | True Calling: EMT

EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
DIRECTOR | Floyd Russ
PROD CO | Tool of North America
UC PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
UC ASSISTANT EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
AGENCY | 140 Verizon
COLOR | Taylor Schafer
FLAME ARTIST | Nikolai Antonie
AUDIO | Weston Fonger / Vinyl Mix
ORIGINAL MUSIC | Racket Club

05/21/2020
ZAGAT | 'Zagat Stories: Juan Jose Cuevas'

Zagat Stories featuring Chef Juan Jose Cuevas of 1919 Restaurant as he pioneers Puerto Rico's farm-to-table scene in the aftermath of a historic hurricane.

ZAGAT | 'Zagat Stories: Juan Jose Cuevas'
EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
DIRECTOR | Adam Donald
UC PRODUCER | Nicholas Markus
PROD. CO | Hidden Content
CREATIVE DIRECTOR | Ant Gentile
PRODUCER | Jake Wasserman
COLOR | Samuel Gursky / Irving Harvey
ORIGINAL MUSIC | Racket Club
MUSIC COMPOSITION | Nick Crane with Simon O’Keefe, Matt Graff, Seth Johnson, and Nick Benitez

05/06/2020
AIRBNB | Experiences

AIRBNB | 'Experiences'

EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
DIRECTOR | Ed McCulloch
ASSIST EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich / Marcus Wei
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
PROD. CO | Fancy Content
DP | Jared Fadel
EP | Robert Wherry
PRODUCER | Andrew Petersen
COLOR | Wade Odlum / alter ego
MUSIC | Nick Crane / Racket Club
AUDIO | Nathan Hoffman

05/04/2020

VOLVO | 'First Trip'

EDITOR | George Dodsworth
UC EP | Julia Williams
AGENCY | Grey Group
COLOR | John Geehreng
AUDIO | Keith Reynaud / Heard City
FLAME ARTIST | John Geehreng
ORIGINAL MUSIC | Pickle Music

04/06/2020
PUBLIX | 'Together'

PUBLIX | 'Together'

EDITOR | Micah Scarpelli
DIRECTOR | Erik Stevens Curtis
PRODUCER | Jen Sienkwicz
AGENCY | 22squared
PRODUCER | Emily Cabral
COLOR | John Geehreng
AUDIO | Sound Lounge / Rob Sayers
FLAME | John Geehreng
MUSIC | Duotone

04/03/2020
Please & Thank You

'Please & Thank You' chosen as Vimeo's Staff Pick

https://vimeo.com/channels/staffpicks/403530213

Featuring: Nicolelynn Zegarra, James Cole Zegarra, Jared Crawford, Jeffrey Thompson

Director: Jake Oleson
Written by: Jake Oleson, Daniel Antebi
Cinematography: Mika Altskan
Production Co: Papaya Films

Editor: Micah Scarpelli
Additional Editor: Taylor Schafer
Post Producer: Julia BenYair

Sound Mix/Design: Bobb Barito
Color: Josh Bohoskey
Flame Artist: John Geehreng

03/30/2020

NHS | 'We Are Nurses'

Thank you nurses everywhere for all that you do!
Editor - Billy Mead

03/27/2020
NOWNESS

NOWNESS | 'Other Voices: Jamila'

EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
DIRECTOR | Ariel Danziger, Adam Donald, Charlie Gross
PROD CO | Honor Society Films
MUSIC | Nick Crane
COSTUME DESIGN | Mariana Guerrero
CAM OP | Real Sprague
16MM CAM OP | Hunter Herrick
ASST EDITOR | Tyler Horton
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
AV CONSULT | Samuel Gursky
PROD. SOUND | Jarrett De Pasquale
PROD ASSIST | Anja Grummet-Bass
COLOR | Damien Van Der Cruyssen
MIX | David Wolfe
TITLE DESIGN | Dmitry Morozov

NEW! Discover a trans woman’s decades-long journey in plastic surgery to look like Lil’ Kim 💎

03/26/2020
FORD | 'Ford Interrogation'

FORD | ‘Ford Interrogation'

EDITOR | Danielle Sclafani
DIRECTOR | Phil Morrison - Epoch
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
UC PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER | Julia BenYair
AGENCY | BBDO New York
PRODUCER | John Hilmer
COLOR | Kath Raisch
MIX | Sonic Union
MUSIC | Racket Club

03/11/2020
GNC | 'Beauty Comes From Within'

EDITOR | Danielle Sclafani
DIRECTOR | Anthony Batista
DP | Idan Menin
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Taylor Schafer
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCTION | Rosco production
PRODUCER | Allison Lang
COLOR | Tim Masick
AUDIO | Defacto

03/10/2020
NEUTROGENA | 'Hydroboost'

Neutrogena | ‘Hydroboost’

EDITOR | Garrett Tezanos
DIRECTOR | Cass Bird
DP | Tristan Sheridan
CLIENT | Neutrogena
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
EP | Julia BenYair
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Devin Stevens
AGENCY | Velocity OMC
AGENCY CREATIVES | Silvia Colsher & Victor Zeiris
AGENCY ECD | Lynn Mercado
AGENCY PRODUCER | Christina Andrushkiw
COLOR | Damien Van Der Cruyssen
FLAME ARTIST | Nikolai Antonie
AUDIO | Joe O’Connell & Owen Shearer
ORIGINAL MUSIC | Motive

03/05/2020
VOLVO | 'Backseat'

Volvo is working to protect our future with every new model to be electrified. Edited by Micah Scarpelli and directed by Niclas Larsson

EDITOR | Micah Scarpelli
DIRECTOR | Niclas Larsson
CLIENT | Volvo
DP | Jeff Cronenweth
PROD CO | Iconoclast.tv
AGENCY | Grey
UC ASST EDITOR George Dodsworth & Marcus Wei
UC EP | Julia BenYair & Jen Sienkwicz
COLOR | Sofie Borup
VFX | John Geehreng
ADR | Soula Scarpelli
MIX / SOUND DESIGN | Keith Reynaud

03/03/2020
PINK SWEAT$ | '17'

Check out PinkSweat$ latest music video, 17, where Editor Micah Scarpelli teams up with directors Courney Loo & Dave Karp.

Link: https://vimeo.com/395206226

Directors | Courtney Loo & Dave Karp
Starring | Pink Sweat$ & Kiaran Kelly
Production Company | Thrice Cooked & Muddy Water
Producer | McCray Sutherlin
Director of Photography | Max Erickson
Editor | Micah Scarpelli
Assistant Editor | Taylor Schafer
Uppercut Executive Producer | Julia BenYair
Uppercut Producer | Nicholas Markus
Flame Artist | John Geehreng
Colorist | Max Erickson
Visual Effects | FRENDER

Check out PinkSweat$ latest music video, 17, where Editor Micah Scarpelli teams up with directors Courney Loo & Dave Karp. Directors | Courtney Loo & Dave…

02/27/2020
ZAGAT STORIES | 'Eric Ripert'

Excerpt from Zagat Stories featuring the legendary chef behind New York’s Le Bernardin: Eric Ripert.

EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
DIRECTOR | Adam Donald
CLIENT | Zagat
DP | Real Sprague
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
PROD CO | Hidden Content
PRODUCER | Ant Gentile and Jake Wasserman
COLOR | Samuel Gurskey at Irving Harvey
MUSIC | Racket Club
AUDIO | Joseph Secchiaroli at Retrospace Audio

02/25/2020
ZAGAT STORIES | 'Michael Solomonov'

A Zagat Stories film featuring 2019 James Beard Award winner Michael Solomonov.

EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
DIRECTOR | Adam Donald
CLIENT | Zagat
DP | Real Sprague
ASST EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
PROD CO | Hidden Content
PRODUCER | Ant Gentile Jake Wasserman
COLOR | Samuel Gurskey at Irving Harvey
MUSIC | Racket Club/Like Minds
AUDIO | Joseph Secchiaroli at Retrospace Audio

02/21/2020
NYX COSMETICS | 'Shout Loud'

'Shout Loud' for NYX Cosmetics packs a colorful punch across all skin tones.

EDITOR I Danielle Sclafani
DIRECTOR I Brooke Nipar
CLIENT I NYX
ASST EDITOR I Nick Ljubicich
PRODUCER I Lisa Sadek
GRAPHICS | Tasayu Tasnaphun
AGENCY I Exposure
CD I Gabriella Cossens
AGENCY PRODUCER I Jordan Fluney
MUA I Amber Dreadon
COLOR I Parker Jarvie at Company 3
Music: Racket Club

#nyxcosmetics #nyxprofessionalmakeup #crueltyfreebeauty

Very excited to announce that our very own Paul La Calandra is selected to judge the AICP Awards!The AICP Awards call fo...
02/10/2020

Very excited to announce that our very own Paul La Calandra is selected to judge the AICP Awards!

The AICP Awards call for entries is now open! If you would like to enter you can do so at https://aicpawards.awardcore.com #AICPAwards

02/07/2020
STARBUCKS | 'It's My Name'

Selected as Shots Ad of the Week, editor Billy Mead brings awareness to transgender identity with this touching warm welcome from Starbucks. #whatsyourname

EDITOR | Billy Mead
DIRECTOR | Nicolas Jack Davies
PROD CO | The Sweet Shop Film
AGENCY | Iris

02/06/2020
JOAQUIN MACAHDO | ‘Pie Contest’

While you may have watched this spot by our newest editor Joaquin Machado during the big game, check out this extended version for even more laughs.

02/05/2020
COLE HAAN | 'Grand Beginnings'

Combining the transformative power of the R&B genre and his own vision, @jabari brings together all walks of life for one-of-a-kind events through his company @COLORSWorldwide.
Editor Tyler Horton continues his collaboration with Hypebeast & Cole Haan to create the second of three profile pieces highlighting young entrepreneurs who are breaking down barriers in their respective industries.
EDITOR | Tyler Horton
DIRECTOR | Sebastian Jimenez
CLIENT | Cole Haan
EP | Julia Williams
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
PRODUCTION CO | Hypebeast
PRODUCER | Elana Staroselsky
COLOR | Lenny Mastrandrea
SOUND MIX | Nick Cipriano

11/15/2019
HISTORY CHANNEL | 'The Curse of Oak Island'

It has been said that Oak Island is home to one of the greatest treasures of all time, but no one has been able to find it.

Take a peek into the world of 'The Curse of Oak Island' with this season's latest trailer. Edited by Tyler Horton and directed by Morgan Harary.

EDITOR | Tyler Christian Horton
DIRECTOR | Morgan Harary
CLIENT | The History Channel
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Marcus Wei
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCER | Jamie Lynn Perritt
PROD. CO | 1st Ave Machine
PRODUCER | Malu Rodriguez
VFX | Bryan Rosenblum
COLOR | Damien Van Der Cruyssen, The Mill
AUDIO | Nick Cipriano

Uppercut is excited to share our new creative vision for both our office space and website. Click through to get a glimp...
11/14/2019

Uppercut is excited to share our new creative vision for both our office space and website. Click through to get a glimpse of the new Uppercut and check out our re-vamped website here: https://uppercutedit.com/
PC: Emily Sidoti

See you at the party!

11/05/2019
NIKE | 'I Am Not A Runner'

If you're in NYC, you're a runner, even if you don't call yourself one. Take it from the fastest marathoner in the world, Eliud Kipchoge.
Edited by Paul La Calandra and directed by Adam Donald.

EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
CLIENT | Nike
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
AGENCY | R/GA
COPYWRITER | Leah Alfonso
PROD. CO | The Custom Family
EP | Larry McCrudden
PRODUCER | Jacob Wasserman
DIRECTOR | Adam Donald
DP | Real Sprague
COLOR | Forager, Brett Price
MUSIC | Racket Club
AUDIO | Rainhouse, Alex Britten

10/25/2019
JOSE CUERVO | 'Fisherman'

Join us and Jose Cuervo in celebrating the rich tradition of one of Mexico's oldest festivals: Día de Muertos.
In the first installment of this series, we meet the fishermen who are responsible for transporting fresh marigold to the remote graveyard island of Janitzio, where the festivities are held each year. Edited by Danielle Sclafani.

EDITOR | Danielle Sclafani
DIRECTOR | Monica Alvarez
DP | Axel Pedraza Àvila
CLIENT | Jose Cuervo
ASST EDITOR | Eduardo Wong, Taylor Schafer
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
EP | Julia BenYair
FLAME ARTIST | John Geehreng
AGENCY | Exposure
AGENCY PRODUCER | Catherine Borod
COLOR | Company 3, Tim Massick
ORIGINAL MUSIC & MIX | Apollo Studios

10/23/2019
DCA | 'Tony Hawk'

Check out the latest music video for DCA's recent single 'Tony Hawk'. Editor Tyler Horton collaborated with director Jeffrey Schroeder, featuring the unrivaled master of skateboarding himself, Tony Hawk.

EDITOR | Tyler Christian Horton
DIRECTOR | Jeffrey Scotti Schroeder
DP | Ben Goodman
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
VFX ARTIST | John Geehreng
ASSISTANT EDITOR | Taylor Schafer
COLOR | Josh Bohoskey

10/16/2019
VOLVO | 'Drive the Future'

The future is speaking, and Volvo is listening.
Volvo's latest XC90 Hybrid is paving the way for a more sustainable future, to ensure that we leave a better tomorrow for those who matter most to us. Edited by Micah Scarpelli and directed by Vince Haycock.

CLIENT | Volvo Cars
EDITOR | Micah Scarpelli
DIRECTOR | Vince Haycock
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
VFX | John Geehreng
GRAPHIC | Tasayu Tasnaphun
MIX | Sound Lounge
MIXER | Tom Jucarone
SOUND DESIGN | Marshall Grupp
COLOR | Company 3 / Tom Poole
PRODUCTION CO | Park Pictures

CGI | ARTJAIL
ECD/VFX SUPERVISOR | Steve Mottershead
MD/EP | John Skeffington
PRODUCER | Carlos Zalapa
CD/3D LEAD | Ross Denner
2D LEAD | Christoph Schroer
2D TEAM | Eric Conception, Gerard Andal, Kyle Andal, Herculano Fernandes, Jason Tsang, Molly Intersimone, Dayung Jo, Lee Towndrow
3D TEAM | Darren Chang, Ben Elliot, Sandor Toledo, Sung Kim, Weichieh Yu

10/07/2019

Editor Danielle Sclafani teamed up with Director Oliver Würffell to create 'SYZYGY' : A visual poem about a lost soul seeking inner peace.

EDITOR | Danielle Sclafani
WRITER / DIRECTOR | Oliver Würffell
SPACE CADET | Dana Beierle
EP | Julia BenYair
FLAME | John Geehreng
POST PRODUCTION | INFECTED GmbH
VFX | Eike Oetjen
VFX PRODUCER | Pawl Wlodarczyk
POST HOUSE | Carbon VFX NYC / LA
COLOR | Aubrey Woodiwiss, Brianna Brackett
NARRATOR | Bevan Mahaney
TITLE ANIMATION | Jonah Nigro
SOUND MIX | Sonic Union, Joe O'Connell
MUSIC CONSULTANT | Liz Pfriem
ARTIST | Xeno & Oaklander
SONG | Theriac

10/04/2019
SUNDAY TIMES STYLE | 'Ansel'

Take a peak inside the mind of Ansel Elgort in this playful, moody, and super fun short for Sunday Times Style. Directed by Warren Elgort and edited by Garrett Tezanos. #anselelgort #16mm

EDITOR | Garrett Tezanos
DIRECTOR & DP | Warren Elgort
ASST EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
COLOR | The Mill, Elias Nousiopoulos
SOUND DESIGN & MIX | Vinyl, Weston Fonger

10/02/2019
NYX | 'Halloween'

Experience Alice's Wonderland when the lights go down. Danielle Sclafani teamed up with Exposure & Award Winning makeup artist Ve Neill to bring NYX's exclusive Halloween collection to life.

EDITOR | Danielle Sclafani
DIRECTOR | Brooke Nipar
DP | Evan Trout
CLIENT | NYX Professional Makeup
ASST EDITOR | Nick Ljubicich
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
EP | Julia BenYair
AGENCY | Exposure
AGENCY PRODUCER | Jordan Fluney
AGENCY CREATIVE | Tom Phillips, Gabriella Cossens
COLOR I Company 3 - Parker Jarvie
AUDIO I Heard City - Jodi Loeb

10/02/2019
VERIZON | 'Best of Cleveland'

Pharrell Williams has partnered with Verizon Innovative Learning to help give students the tools they need to succeed in the future.

CLIENT | Verizon
EDITOR | Paul La Calandra
PRODUCER | Nick Crane
EP | Julia BenYair
FLAME ARTIST | Nikolai Antonie
AGENCY | 140
AGENCY PRODUCER | Scott Welsh , Lizzie Haberman, Maggie Tripp Miller
AGENCY CREATIVE | Tofer Moran, Melissa Arjona, Viktor Angwald, April Lauderdale
PRODUCTION CO | C41 Media
DIRECTOR | Matt Boyd
DP | Hayden Mason
COLOR | Kath Raisch
AUDIO | Sonic Union, Steve Rosen
MUSIC | Racket Club

09/20/2019
COLE HAAN | 'Grand Beginnings, Shavone'

Recently named to 2019 Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, Shavone Charles is redefining the stereotypes of tech and fashion.

Editor Tyler Horton teamed up with Hypebeast & Cole Haan to create the first of three profile pieces highlighting young entrepreneurs who are breaking down barriers in their respective industries.

EDITOR | Tyler Horton
CLIENT | Cole Haan
DIRECTOR | Sebastian Jimenez
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
PRODUCTION CO | HYPEBEAST
PRODUCER | Elana Staroselsky
COLOR | Lenny Mastrandrea
SOUND MIX | Nick Cipriano

08/27/2019
Nike | 'Madison’s Letter to Serena'

Madison’s letter to Serena Williams is one of a series of young athletes and how they are inspired by their role models. Edited by Uppercut’s newest editor Tyler Horton and director Scott Perry with The Custom Family. #sportchangeseverything

EDITOR | Tyler Christian Horton
DIRECTOR | Scott Perry
CLIENT | Nike
EP | Julia BenYair
PRODUCER | Lisa Sadek
PRODUCTION CO | The Custom Family
PRODUCER | Ian Kaplan, Naomi Wells
COLOR | Josh Bohoskey
MUSIC | Racket Club
SOUND MIX | Nick Cipriano

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