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Black and White

Regina Spektor | "Black and White"

"Black and White" is a music promo for Regina Spektor's latest ballad which features the lead ballerina of the Joffrey Ballet at Chicago's long-shuttered Uptown Theatre.

The video premiered on ELLE and was featured on Rolling Stone, The Chicago Tribune and Paste.

5 Gum

5 Gum | "No Regrets"

Branded content for 5 Gum's "No Regrets" campaign.

5 Gum takes aim at inspiring teenagers by sharing stories of senior citizens discussing their biggest regrets in life. The campaign includes videos directed by Daniel and was featured on AdAge, The Drum and Campaign US.

Ocean Picture

Big Noble | "Ocean Picture"

Shot using a light-field camera, this music promo delivers pioneering visuals and a textural experience unlike any before. The video premiered on Noisey and was featured on Fast Company.

Official Selection of the Newport Beach Film Festival, LOOP Barcelona, Brooklyn Film Festival and Blowup Film Festival in 2016

The Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago | The New Mobile Experience and JourneyMaker

Digital content which showcases The Art Institute's new mobile app and JourneyMaker - a new interactive tool allowing families to create a custom tour of the museum.

The Mobile App is the winner of a 2017 People's Voice Webby Award and JourneyMaker is the winner of a 2017 SXSW Interactive Innovation Award.


Interpol | "Turn on the Bright Lights XV"

"TOTBLXV" is a short documentary commemorating the 15th anniversary of Interpol's acclaimed debut album, Turn on the Bright Lights.


Neutrogena | "Light Therapy" Director's Cut

Branded content for Neutrogena's new "Light Therapy" campaign. All visual effects were projection-mapped onto the masks in real time and shot practically.

1905 Custom

Jos. A. Bank | "1905 Custom" Director's Cut

Branded content for Jos. A. Banks' new "1905 Custom" suit campaign with blogger Marcel Floruss.


School of Seven Bells | "Signals"

"Signals" is a music promo which employs themes of escape and healing while paying tribute to late band member Benjamin Curtis. VFX by The Mill.

The video premiered on Noisey.