ADWEEK's ADFREAK column featured the Disney Parks “Unforgettable Stories” video piece highlighting the Mansfield Family. Picrow produced and directed this inspiring spot which introduces you to Shaylee, a young Deaf girl, and takes you along as she and her family meet Disney characters who use American Sign Language to talk with her. ADFREAK notes the tremendous success of the video which at the time of publication had over 11 million views across Facebook and YouTube.
Tribeca Film Festival is expanding its slate of VR content with 23 exhibits and interactive installations at this year’s event. Picrow’s Gregory Nussbaum worked with writer/director Scott Stewart (Priest, Legion) to edit the film Christmas VR, his segment of the horror anthology film Holidays. Christmas VR is about a man who “stoops to dangerous new lows to get his son the ultimate VR headset for Christmas” and stars Seth Green (Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Italian Job) and Clare Grant (Walk the Line). This film is produced along with virtual reality studio Wevr.
Yellow Shoes and The Hall's Unforgettable spot for Disney featuring the Mansfield family finally hit the internet on Monday after spending some time being featured as an in-theater promo before Star Wars: The Force Awakens and as a broadcast spot on the Disney Channel. In less than 72 hours online, it has racked up over 4.3 million views on Facebook — and judging by the comments, has touched almost as many hearts.
In their April 12 issue, Adweek notes Unforgettable has logged over 11 million views on Facebook and Youtube!
Manny, Sheena, Shaylee, and Ivy were a dream to work with, and have kept us in the loop on how the piece is being received by the Deaf community which has been very important to us. So far, we're incredibly proud of the feedback, including this open letter from the California Association for the Deaf.
Amazon original series Mozart In the Jungle received two Golden Globe Awards including Best Television Comedy or Musical and Best Actor in a TV Comedy or Musical for Mozart lead Gael García Bernal.
Following his win, Bernal praised Amazon Studios saying, "We get complete creative freedom, and that is such a luxury nowadays. To be able to experiment, to change things, to play around, it's lovely."
Unlimited Pictures, sister company of Picrow, adds a new film to its lineup of active projects, as Peter Lang, Claire Best, and Diana Phillips take on executive producer roles for the British indie feature Starfish.
Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) will produce and star in the film alongside Tom Riley (Da Vinci's Demons). Starfish is based on the true-life story of Tom and Nicola Ray, a young couple who fought to keep their family together when Tom was diagnosed with a rare and life-changing illness.
The film is written and directed by Bill Clark (Christmas Miracle Of Jonathan Toomey), produced by Genesius Pictures in association with Unlimited Pictures of a Starfish Pictures Limited production with Origami Films Ltd, CrossDay and What's the Story.
Producers are Pippa Cross (Chalet Girl, Bloody Sunday), Mel Paton and Ros Hubbard (A Hundred Streets). Additional executive producer credits include Debbie Gray (Northern Soul), Robbie Little and Julian Gleek for Genesius Pictures, Graeme Ough, Janette Day and Paul Fullagar.
The film has just wrapped principal photography.
Amazon Studios continues to break new ground with its darling series Transparent, which was awarded five Emmys. The show creator Jill Soloway was recognized for her directing role, receiving the award for outstanding directing in a comedy series. Jeffrey Tambor took home the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a comedy series.
Following Tambor's win he said, “This is bigger than me. It represents what Amazon has done and what the transgender community is doing and what our show is about.”
Emmys also went to Bradley Whitford (Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series), Dustin O'Halloran (Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music) and Marie Schley & Nancy Jarzynko (Outstanding Costumes For A Contemporary Series Limited Series or Movie).
Amazon Studios’ acclaimed series Transparent won in three categories at the 2015 Creative Arts Emmys. This is the first Emmy win for the streaming channel. Bradley Whitford’s award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series is the first Emmy Award for an actor playing a “trans” character. Transparent also took home awards for Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music from Dustin O’Halloran and Outstanding Costumes for a Contemporary Series from Marie Schley and Nancy Jarzynko.