Think your life making commercials is stressful? Actually, it’s hilarious. Community Films directorial collective, Jean, and director, Pam Thomas, have joined forces to help you see that…
…and ease you through the “humorous, ego crushing, overanalysed silliness that plagues the world of commercial film making and everyone involved”.
Commercials is told in six episodes from the unique point of view of an eccentric group of egomaniacal, yet wildly insecure commercial directors and their production company, Bird Films. It’s very, very!! funny because it’s real.
And because nobody is left unskewered in the process.
“As commercial directors and former advertising creatives, we’ve experienced hundreds of completely ridiculous moments during productions where we looked at each other and said, ‘this needs to be a show,’” explained Natalie Prisco of Jean.
The client who wants a more ethnically ambiguous model halfway through the shoot. The pre-production meeting that hits a curly legal obstacle…No more spoilers. Watch. These films won’t make sense of your career decision, but they will remind you that it was so insane you may as well enjoy the entertainment.
“The world of commercial making is such a unique industry that feels so ripe for satire,” says Eric Eckelman of Jean
Told from the unique point of view of an eccentric group of egomaniacal, yet wildly insecure commercial directors and their production company, Bird Films, “Commercials” satirizes the world of production as The Office did the world of 9-5ers.
“We’d love Commercials to give viewers a sneak peek into what we love so much about our business and hope they find it as hilarious and fun as we do,” stated Pam Thomas.
“We’re thrilled we finally decided to make that show,” adds Armand Prisco of Jean.
Find out more about Commercials here.
EPISODE 101: ETHNICALLY AMBIGUOUS
Nate, Maggie and the agency team try to figure out how to navigate an unexpected client request.
EPISODE 102: REALLY GREAT MEETING
Nate and Jay may or may not have totally nailed their Snackyz presentation.
EPISODE 103: MANTRUM
Nate uses the oldest trick in the book to lure the out-of-his-mind director, Axel Roundhouse, back to set.
EPISODE 104: FULL CLOCKS
Directing team Tom and Dave learn the art of the full clock.
EPISODE 105: GUYS AND DOLLS
A seemingly mundane pre-production meeting goes off the rails.
EPISODE 106: BREAK ROOM
Axel meets directing team Tom and Dave and tells them all about his new, top secret project.
Note: Jean is pronounced like the pants that are made of denim. The collective is made up of Eric Eckelman, Armand Prisco and Natalie Prisco, and has a bent for comedy. It has created comedy-driven work for Lifetime, Delta, Pizza Hut, AT&T, Honda, TBS and Visa. Armand & Nat got their start working as a creative team at McCann before moving to MTV as writers and directors, where they met writer and director, Eric. http://communityfilms.com/directors/jean