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“The First Monday in May” to Open Tribeca!

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2016 Tribeca Film Festival to Open with Met Gala Doc THE FIRST MONDAY IN MAY Tribeca

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A Reminder About 9/11 From Kids Born on the Day via Adam Reid + Bodega

Organizers of 9/11 Day, the nation’s largest annual day of charitable engagement JUST released “Born on 9/11,” a powerful public service advertising and multimedia campaign promoting service on 9/11, and inspired by and featuring children born on the actual day of the tragedy.

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The centerpiece of the campaign is a documentary-style television commercial that focuses on Hillary O’Neill, who was born in Norwalk, CT on the afternoon of September 11, 2001. Raised in a world of uncertain safety and war, Hillary has emerged as an optimistic, connected and can-do young lady intent on making a positive difference in the world. “I like looking for the best in things,” O’Neill says in the PSA. “If we all do good deeds on 9/11, it’ll add up.” With a string tied around her index finger, she voices the call to action: “This 9/11 Day, do one good deed.” The spot ends with a slate that says, “Share your good deed this #911Day” and invites viewers to learn more at 911day.org.

The spot is part of a multi-media campaign created by Grey New York in collaboration with 9/11 Day. Hillary, one of 13,238 children born in the U.S. on September 11, 2001, commemorates her birthday by helping others.

“When we interviewed these children born on 9/11, we quickly found out that none of them wished their birthdays were different,” said Andreas Dahlqvist, chief creative officer of Grey New York. “In fact, they feel strongly that they represent what’s good in the world. They are very hopeful about the future and are determined to give back to others.”

The television spots, directed by BODEGA director Adam Reid, will begin airing nationally this week through September 11. They’ll be carried by several major networks and media companies, including CBS, ABC, Fox and Viacom. iHeart Media is distributing the radio spots to its 850+ affiliated stations, reaching more than 245 million Americans. The National Association of Broadcasters is making the PSAs available to more than 14,000 member radio stations and 1,400 member television stations.

9/11 Day, created in 2002 and organized each year by the 9/11 nonprofit MyGoodDeed, is expected to inspire more than 40 million Americans to do good deeds this year.

Full credits in Creativity coverage here, as follows:

Agency: Grey New York
Client: 9/11 Day Organization
Chief Creative Officer: Andreas Dahlqvist
Executive Creative Officer: Linda Mummiani
Executive Creative Officer: Caitlin Ewing
Art Director: Carla Johnson
Associate Creative Director: Kim Healy
Project Manager: Liz Vaughan
Agency Producer: Judi Nierman
Executive Producer: Clint Goldman
Director: Adam Reid
Director of Photography: Adam Reid
Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Parker Whipple
Producer: Mike Tockman
Exec. Producer: Eve Kornblum
Music Producer: Ben Dorenfeld
Audio Engineer TV: Matt Baker
Audio Engineer + Sound Design Radio: Joe O’Connell
Jason Kahner
SVP/Account Director: Tara Cosentino
Account Executive: Jillian Kettler

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Grey/NY Taps Adam Reid For Lean Cuisine Overhaul

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As part of a major brand overhaul including new packaging and entree options, Lean Cuisine and Grey Advertising have changed up the advertising with a move away from weight loss marketing with new broadcast and social campaigns.

The broadcast campaign, “Feed Your Phenomenal,”  launched with a :30, here’s the “feature length” 2 minute version

Super, super proud of the job BODEGA director Adam Reid did on this important project for Grey/NY

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Credits:
Advertising Agency:Grey, New York, USA
Worldwide Chief Creative Officer: Tor Myhren
Chief Creative Officer: Andreas Dahlqyist
Executive Creative Director: Linda Mummiani, Caitlin Ewing
EVP Global Account Director: Rick Reilly
Svp Account Director: Mercedes Campos
Account Supervisor: Melissa Saks
Account Executive: Abel Gachou
Project Manager: Stephen Samelko
EVP Director of Film Production: Bennett McCarroll
VP Executive producer: Adam Seely
Associate Producer: Suzie Davidson
Director: Adam Reid
Executive Producer: Clint Goldman
Head Of Production: Michael Flexner
Line Producer: Rayna Saslove
Director Of Photography: Evan Jake Cohen
Editorial: WildChild NY
Editor: Deirdre Bell
Audio: Dante Desole, VisionPost
Music: Human

Malala Yousafzai is #StrongerThan Hate in Bodega’s PSA

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Our very own Adam Reid recently had the extraordinary opportunity to work with Malala Yousafzai for The Malala Fund. The poignant PSA features 17-year old Pakistani student and education activist zooming in on how the brutal Taliban backlash against her has left her a remarkably resilient and poised teenager.

Malala’s drive to impact positive social change has produced The Malala Fund, which works globally to empower girls through education to achieve their potential and be agents of positive change in their communities. These girl-centric approaches to education support the Fund’s goal of creating a world where every girl reaches her true potential. Bodega collaborated with sister editorial shop Northern Lights and audio shop SuperExploder to produce the PSA entirely in-house.

The PSA encourages all viewers to uncover what they are #StrongerThan in honor of Malala Day on July 14, 2014.

In the midst of a bustling New York City journey from her current resident city of Birmingham, England, Malala spared her one-hour lunch break to shoot with Reid and the Bodega team between key meetings. Though limited by a brief time window, Reid was immediately comforted by Malala’s focus and conviction. He notes, “It was so great to meet Malala and see how she really takes on her role and weight of being a leader of a movement. She approaches this very seriously. It was impressive and inspiring to see how she gave every ounce of herself with such honesty.”

Following the shoot, Northern Lights editor George Carty got to work piecing together archival news and stock footage to flesh out her story. The video comes to an affecting crescendo with a clip of Malala passionately addressing the United Nations Youth Assembly in 2013, vowing that through her experiences, “Weakness, fear and hopeless died. Strength, power and courage were born.”

Notes Carty, “It was rewarding to work on a project that was much bigger than just a TV spot. We worked to simplify the script and footage to develop the most inspiring message possible.”

Sister audio shop SuperExploder provided full audio for the PSA, from sound design to final mix. Adds SuperExploder Executive Producer Beth Cummins, “Our mixers, sound designers and composers threw all of their energy into making the message of Malala Day impart maximum impact upon the world’s hearts and minds. We’re proud of the very moving final PSA for Malala Day and honored to have had the opportunity to lend our skills to the making of it.”

Credits

Client: The Malala Fund
Title: “#StrongerThan”
Production Company: Bodega Studios
Director: Adam Reid
Head of Production: Michael Flexner
Executive Producer: Clint Goldman
Editorial: Northern Lights
Editor: George Carty
Colorist/Smoke Artist: Chris Hengeveld
Executive Producer: Robin Hall
Audio: SuperExploder
Mixers: Ted Gannon, Jody Nazzaro
Sound Design: Brady Hearn, Ted Gannon
Executive Producer: Beth Cummins
Music: Sam Retzer