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Double Dribble

This past December, James Lipetzky Directed a spot for Draft FCB for Hampton Hotels. The piece was shot on our stage and featured a rather unique public figure… Joseph Odhiambo. Joe holds the world record for dribbling basketballs.

 

Tom Pastorelle, who is no stranger to the Hampton brand, edited this spot and the graphics featured the handiwork of Jason Voke and Curt Cooper. “It was a fun shoot” says James, “Joe was high energy and that pumped up every one on the crew – and I think that energy is evident in the final piece”

The spot is a lot of fun and yes… no special effects here… Joe, like Hampton, is the real deal.

Lights, Camera, Help!

Our short  in support of same sex marriage, “Marriage Equality” was selected out of 235 entries from all across the world to show in the 2010 Lights, Camera, Help Film Festival in Austin, Texas!! Tom Pastorelle edited this piece and it was shot by Ben Chappell. But virtually everyone at Foundation touched this film in some way and we’re all very proud to see it accepted to this festival! The piece was originally created for F.A.I.R. in support of abolishing Prop 8.

Early this year it was selected as one of three finalists by the E-Hero Awards selection committee for the 2010 Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles. The Gala featured U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer, as well as actresses Portia DeRossi and Kathy Griffin, who received the Ally for Equality Award.


The festival takes place July 29th – 31st and Foundation L.A.’s Stacy Paris and Anna Patel will be attending the event on our behalf to conduct the Q&A after it screens.

We are proud to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the cause and thrilled that our piece has been selected for this prestigious event!

Way of the Peaceful Warrior

Editor Tom Pastorelle recently cut some videos for Symphony Guild Seattle Children’s Hospital. The videos were directed by Brian Johnson, who is a frequent collaborator of Tom’s.

Brian’s friend Mateo Messina (Grammy Award winner for the Juno score) asked him to concept and shoot four videos.  Mateo holds a benefit concert every year for this Hospital. One of the videos was a teaser for the benefit concert to air on local Seattle stations and the other three were to be shown during the event to familiarize the audience with the doctors and patients.

Brian and Tom spent a week cutting the videos and then sent them to Mateo to score.  This was a pro bono effort from start to finish.  Tom was happy to donate his time, saying,  “The reward was getting to work on something for a good cause and laughing it up in the editing room with Brian.  Good times.”

Of the four videos, one featured Rishi, a patient born without working kidneys. We all found his story particularly inspirational. This year the theme for the benefit was “superheroes”, so the kids each came up with a costume and a name.  Rishi is the “Peaceful Warrior” and he uses music to scare off bad guys and comfort people.

The Today Show aired a segment today on this young “Peaceful Warrior”!!
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/37128034#37128034

If you’d like to find out more about this incredible organization, follow the link:    http://www.thesymphonyguild.org

Foundation at the HRC Gala!!

Editor Tom Pastorelle, who cut the piece we shot in support of same sex marriage for F.A.I.R., was recently in Los Angeles to attend the Human Rights Campaign Gala dinner. Our PSA, “Every Heart Matters” was nominated for best PSA! Click the picture below to view it!
Tom was joined by L.A. producer Stacy Paris and one of our clients from DraftFCB, the exuberant Steven Anderson!

We were honored to be a part of this prestigious event!

Every Heart Matters

A piece we created for F.A.I.R. in support of abolishing Prop 8 called “Every Heart Matters” has been selected as one of three finalists by the E-Hero Awards selection committee for the 2010 Human Rights Campaign Gala in Los Angeles!!
The Gala is being held on March 13th at the Hyatt Century Plaza Hotel and will feature U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. Portia DeRossi will be presented with the HRC Visibility Award and Kathy Griffin will be receiving the Ally for Equality Award.
F.A.I.R. is a group that was formed to fight for marriage equality in California.  One of the founders of the F.A.I.R. organization, Dayna Frank, contacted Foundation’s LA  producer Stacy Paris for help creating a PSA using the Shepard Fairey “Love Unites” ) poster image  for which they secured the rights to use (he also designed the Obama HOPE poster).  Creative Director Samantha Hart called upon writer, Julie Hall, for help in word-smithing a powerful piece for which everyone’s favorite directing duo, Focus Creeps, traveled to San Francisco and Los Angeles to work with real families and couples to shoot candid moments of them in their homes or playing with their children.  The footage was edited by Tom Pastorelle and cut together with graphic images and additional photography  shot on our  stage.
Marriage Equality is not just a California issue, but an issue the whole country is facing.
Foundation’s Stacy Paris says, “We are proud to have been given the opportunity to contribute to the cause and thrilled that our piece has been selected for this prestigious event.”
Tom will be traveling to Los Angeles to attend the gala! Stay tuned for pictures! And be sure to cast your vote for Best PSA here: http://hrcladinner.com/ehero/index.php

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