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Moxie Pictures is happy to congratulate director Martin Granger and the entire Progressive team for taking home the Silver at the 2022 Clio Awards.

The award-winning commercial, titled ‘Shopping Mall,’ is a playful, comedic take on the inevitability of turning into one’s parents. This piece is part of a year-long campaign called ‘Dr Rick’ that consists of 3 elements. Prior to this year’s win, Martin and the Progressive team have garnered much praise for their work on the campaign including an AICP award for Humor.

We couldn’t be more proud of Martin’s excellent work in conjunction with the team at Arnold and Cosmo Street Editorial.

Check out Martin’s work here.

Alongside Academy Award winning director Kief Davidson, we are proud to announce our involvement in Netflix’s four-part documentary detailing the effects of an explosive atomic conspiracy. The accident was the partial meltdown of an atomic reactor, marking the most significant accident in U.S. commercial nuclear power plant history.

“I believe the lessons of ‘Meltdown’ resonate far beyond the events of 1979,” said Kief, whose role extends to executive producer. “Even as we expose the complex web of corporate greed which nearly led to our radioactive ruin, we find the small acts of bravery that changed the course of history. We need to learn from the Three Mile Island disaster as we face the current climate and energy crisis.”

Set to premiere May 4, the series reexamines the blunders that led to a national cover up. Watch the trailer here.

Director Martin Granger executed a comedic new campaign for Meineke that doesn’t take itself too seriously. The brand is aware that their German name is difficult to pronounce and didn’t want to conceal this fact in the ad.

In the 1990s and 2000s Meineke’s brand awareness was heightened by a series of amusing commercials featuring the beloved George Foreman. The work seeks to re-establish Meineke as “an American household name,” says Eric Kallman, chief creative officer of Erich & Kallman, which added the account last year. “Kurt and director Martin Granger were both full of funny ideas throughout the shoot, and a lot of the final jokes you see were improvised by the two of them.”

A bit of creative thinking led the team to realize that Meineke sounds almost identical to ‘my key’ in German and thought it could be a memorable way to get the name back in people’s heads. Charming, yet informative, the piece has been featured in Muse by Clio, and across TV and radio, with buys on NBA, Nascar, NHL and PGA coverage, plus newscasts and Saturday Night Live.

See more from Martin on his reel.

The latest release in the award winning Five Rings Film series, “A Brilliant Curling Story,” revisits an unlikely moment in the sport that captured hearts around the world during the 2002 Olympic Winter Games Salt Lake City. Tomas captures an unbelievable story of five unassuming, but fiercely driven Scottish women who overcame unbeatable odds to win a historic gold medal for Great Britain.

The feature-length documentary is a powerful account of strength and togetherness that combines original first-person interviews and historic Olympic footage. The incisive film is now available to watch on the Olympic Channel.

An insurgent storyteller and one of Denmark’s most celebrated comedy directors, Peter Harton has joined Moxie Pictures and we couldn’t be more excited to have him on the roster. In 2004 he made his debut as a commercial director, picking up several awards for his countless works such as Cannes Lions, Clio, Epica, Ciclope, D&AD, and the Creative Circle Award.

In a Shoot interview, Robert Fernandez, CEO/partner of Moxie Pictures, said, “I was immediately drawn to Peter’s eclectic, unique, and hilarious body of work. He finds the perfect balance between cinematic storytelling and hysterical humor.”

We look forward to supporting and collaborating with Peter on future projects.

We are pleased to announce the signing of one of Sweden’s most celebrated storytellers, Marcus Svanberg. Musician-turned-director, Svanberg brings a fresh, eclectic perspective that balances wit, stunning visuals, and imagination. He has taken the wheel of global campaigns for brands such as Nike, Ikea, and Coca-Cola, and his work has received honors including the Grand Prix and Gold Lions at Cannes.

In an interview with Shots, Marcus expresses his excitement over the signing. “I’m beyond thrilled to join the Moxie team,” he says. “I’ve always very much enjoyed their creative spirit and the work they put out. I couldn’t have hoped for a better place to kick off my clogs and move in”.

We couldn’t be happier to have you!

Capturing the spirit of the city and the everlasting pride in the New York Knicks, Henry & Rel’s “New York Forever” was undoubtedly a winner of this year’s 2021 Clio Sports Silver Award. The piece was submitted to Clio and won in: Film – 31 seconds to 60 seconds. The campaign reminds naysayers that the city is far from being done; if anything, it’s just getting started. New Yorkers have never failed to push boundaries and, based on the spot, they don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.

Congratulations to Henry & Rel on the honor! See more from the duo on their reel.

Now streaming on Apple TV+, The Velvet Underground documentary, directed by Todd Haynes, dives into what made this group of misfits so influential. Todd’s inherent understanding of the Velvets allows him to capture an immersive, inventive film that not only celebrates the band, but also New York’s thriving experimental art scene of the 1960’s.

Todd has a unique knack for making films that cut through the spellbinding magic surrounding musical icons, from his 1987 short Superstar: The Karen Carpenter Story to 2007’s I’m Not There. In their review of the documentary, Pitchfork stated, “Todd Haynes is undaunted by the legacy. His holistic approach to documentary-making is akin to hearing the band’s music with new ears, suddenly attuned to more subtle frequencies.”

The film is not meant to leave the viewer with a definitive vision of the band, but rather a full picture of everything they were, and everything they were not. Be sure to tune in to The Velvet Underground on Apple TV+, and see more from Todd on his reel.

We’re proud to share that our talented directors MJ Delaney, Christopher Werner, and Benjamin Caron were all recognized at this years Emmy Awards for their television work.

MJ directs for Apple TV+’s break out hit Ted Lasso, which picked up four Emmys, including Outstanding Comedy Series. The show has been recognized throughout this awards season, picking up three TCA Awards and eleven Emmy nominations.

Christopher’s work on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as a producer and director earned him an Emmy for Outstanding Variety Talk Show for the second year in a row.

Finally, The Crown took home seven awards, including Outstanding Drama Series. Benjamin has long served as Lead Director and Executive Producer for the Netflix hit series, which had been nominated for the award in 2017, 2018, and 2020 before finally winning at the 2021 ceremony.

Congratulations to this exceptional trio on the honors!

Congratulations to Martin Granger and the whole Progressive team on winning a 2021 AICP Award for Humor.

The award-winning spot, Group Outing, is a hilarious piece from the Dr. Rick campaign, and features a trip to the hardware store fraught with cringeworthy parent-like comments. We’re so proud of Martin’s tremendous work alongside the creatives at Arnold and editor Aaron Langley from Cosmo Street Editorial.

Check out Group Outing on our blog, and see more of Martin’s best his reel.

Moxie’s latest television project, produced alongside Vice Studios, premiered on Vice TV on July 28th. From Executive Producers Dan Levinson, Robert Fernandez, and Lauren Terp, and director Aaron Kaufman, VICE VERSA: Crusaders explores the hidden world of Jehovah’s Witnesses and the dark side of the group that stands at 9 million strong.

Crusaders details the allegations of abuse and mind control within the massive religious organization, and the whistleblowers who brought the information to light. We’re honored to have helped tell this important story, and are looking forward to its premiere tomorrow night at 9PM ET. Hear more about the project from Director Aaron Kaufman in The Hollywood Reporter, and watch the trailer above.

We’re proud to congratulate MJ Delaney, Benjamin Caron, and Christopher Werner on their 2021 Emmy nominations.

MJ is recognized in Outstanding Director for a Comedy Series for Apple TV+’s breakout hit Ted Lasso, which was also nominated for a Golden Globe and DGA Award earlier this year. MJ directed two episodes of the show’s first season, and has returned to the directorial team for Season 2, which airs next week.

Benjamin Caron received nominations for his work on Netflix hit The Crown, where he has long served as Lead Director and Executive Producer. The series was nominated for 24 awards, including Outstanding Drama Series for the fourth consecutive season.

Finally, Christopher Werner picked up a nomination in Outstanding Variety Talk Series for his work as a producer and director on HBO’s Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. Christopher won an Emmy for the show in 2020, as well as a PGA Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television.

Best of luck to our talented directors, and be sure to tune into the Emmys on Sunday, September 19.