Mike has created television campaigns for Miller Beer, Burger King, Kraft, MAC Cosmetics, Bacardi, Martini, Newsday, BravoTV and Cartoon Network as a copywriter, art director, creative director and commercial director. His work for Cappio earned him some early accolades and was his first foray into animation. At McCann Amster Yard, he focused on the European and Latin American markets for Bacardi, Martini, Nescafe’ and Stella Artois. There, he began directing some of his own creative and eventually signed with Curious Pictures, where he first collaborated with David Kelley. Lately Mike has become impatient with the lazy bells and whistles of online video advertising and is concentrating on solutions for this misused and misunderstood medium.
David B. Kelley
After graduating from the Rhode Island School of Design, David directed spots that include the AICP awarded “Chick Walker” for Steve Madden (as seen in Martin Scorsese's "Wolf of Wall Street") and an award-winning, 12-part, stop-motion Italian soap opera for Lavazza coffee. He’s done opening titles for shows on Discovery Channel, IFC and FuseTV including Cesar 911, and ads for Bass Ale, Super Bowl XXXVII and SOL Beer. Artists including Throwing Muses and Kristin Hersh have tapped his directorial acumen for their videos and he scored and composed MTV's musical identity for 2 years. More recently, David has put together a series of world-class cooking videos for Wegmans Supermarkets and Michelin-starred Chef David Bouley.