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AICP Releases New Mockumentary Film Inspired by Artistic Icons

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Ad execs become Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Frida Kahlo in this comedic piece created to promote the upcoming AICP event

AICP Releases New Mockumentary Film Inspired by Artistic Icons

Director Brian Billow (of O Positive) heard that winning an AICP Award – and having one’s work archived by the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) – may be having a strange effect on top creatives in the ad industry.  In an investigative film, he uncovers examples of what for years had only been rumoured to be the effects of this unique recognition of craft and artistry.

On a recent visit to Deutsch LA, Billow found North American Chief Creative Officer Pete Favat channelling Andy Warhol, even renaming the agency The Factory (in a nod to Warhol’s famous art studio in New York). He’s visited by others afflicted, such as Keith Cartwright, Executive Creative Director at 72andSunny - now transformed into Jean-Michel Basquiat - who arrives for a collaborative session. Susan Credle, Global Chief Creative Officer at FCB finds her inner Frida Kahlo -  a seemingly normal occurrence - as she voices her concern over Favat’s extreme behaviour.

Click here to view the phenomenon.

What is leading them to possess characteristics of noted fine artists? All have work in the AICP Show and AICP Next awards, and thus in MoMA’s film archive.  Not to worry though – while these creatives are afflicted, you can still maintain your individuality when you take your rightful place. Or can you? To find out, enter The AICP Awards by clicking here.  The entry deadline is March 9th, with an extended deadline of March 16th (late fees will apply for the latter).

The AICP Awards premiere during AICP Week, June 12th – 14th in New York. The debut of the AICP Next Awards are the evening of June 12th at The Tishman Auditorium the AICP Show gala premieres on June 14th at MoMA.

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Sound Mix: Jeremy Siegel

Music Production: JSM Music

Producer: Andi Lewis

Sound Design: COPILOT Music + Sound

Creative Director: Ravi Krishnaswami

Executive Producer: Jason Menkes (COPILOT), Sasha Awn (Heard City)

Audio Post Production: Heard City


Edit Company: Arcade Edit

Editor: Sean Lagrange

Edit Assistant: Glen Montgomery

Producer: Adam Parker

Executive Producer: Crissy DeSimone

Managing Director: Damian Stevens

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Timber

Flame Artists: Brian Shneider

Colourist: Miles Kinghorn

Producer: Jillian Lynes

Flame Assist: Brandon Harden

CG: Jeff Willette

Nuke Artist: Cris Kong, Daniel Svaboe

Creative Directors: Jonah Hall & Kevin Lau

Executive Producer: Sabrina Elizondo

Production Company

Production Company: O Positive

Executive Producer: Ralph Laucella

Director: Brian Billow

DOP: Adam Kimmel

Head of Production: Devon Clark

Creative Director: Brian Billow

Line Producer: Craig Repass

Creative Agency

Graphic Designer: Cris Kong

Talent Acquisition

Talents: “Andy Warhol”

Talent (Cont): “Frida Kahlo”

Talents (Cont): “Jean-Michele Basquiat”

AICP, Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:46:14 GMT