Hey everybody, we’d like to introduce you to Ricky Mena, CEO and founder of Heart of a Hero Inc, a nonprofit organization aimed at lifting the spirits of children in need. To date Ricky has visited over 7,000 homeless, special needs, and terminally ill children and shows no signs of slowing down. Please repost, give him a follow, and hashtag #theellenshow to help get him the support he needs to reach even more kids, and check out the brief film Chris Woods put together to honor Ricky’s pursuits.
Since the dawn of homo sapien the transition from boy to man has been viewed as transformative, a hurdle that once leapt leaves its leaper in rarified air. The air of adulthood. The air of independence. Chris Woods’ latest spot for Braun shows us what that transition has been like over the millennia, the rituals that come along with metamorphosis. I think you’ll agree 2017’s version of manhood is a skosh tamer than previous generations.
The annual Communication Arts Award winners were announced this week and FOUR Hungry Man directors were honored as winners. Hank Perlman won for his viagra sans ordonnance Kraft Blind Taste Test spot. Craig Brownrigg won for his Rite Aid Carriers spot. Wayne McClammy won for his Geico campaign Countdown, Whisper, and Spy. And Chris Woods won for his Stove Top spot Artisanal Hipster Pilgrim. Communication Arts has been celebrating exceptional Design, Advertising, Illustration, Photography, Interactive, and Typography, since 1959 so big ups to Hank, Wayne, Craig, and Chris.
Chris Woods’ latest spot for Reese’s serves as an outstanding PSA to children the whole world wide as we approach what the Farmer’s Almanac said could be one of the snowiest winters in decades. DO NOT STICK YOUR TONGUE TO A POLE IN WINTER! I know we all roll our eyes now, but we almost tried it a dozen times when we were kids and, ya know
what? It’s no laughing matter. Like rollerblading scars, herpes, and that Menudo tattoo you swore would never go out of style, sticking one’s tongue to a pole in winter stays with you forever.
To hell with Election Day! The most important vote of your 2016 is the 20th annual Webby Awards! Ya know why? ‘Cuz three of Hungry Man’s directors are nominated (with an honorable mention for Madden: The Movie). That’s right, folks…
Bryan’s “Christmas Miracle” spot with Tracy Morgan – NOMINATED (Online Film & Video / Scripted)
Wayne’s Madden NFL Campaign – NOMINATED (Advertising & Media / Digital Campaign)
Chris Woods’ “Kids Read Mean Tweets” – NOMINATED (Advertising & Media / PSA)
And ya know who chooses the winner? You! So please go to webbyawards.com and vote for Hungry Man’s directors because this is way more important than stopping [insert reviled political candidate here] from becoming President! This actually matters!
I was sitting on the train heading to work this morning I overheard these two people discussing their Thanksgiving meal plans, one of whom said, “Every Thanksgiving I have to make a whole dish of stuffing for myself, I love it so much. I wish I could eat stuffing every day of the year, and not just on Thanksgiving.”
This was my cue.
I popped around the corner where they were sitting and said, “You can eat stuffing every day! Haven’t you seen Chris Woods’ newest Stove Top spots starring the Artisanal Hipster Pilgrim?” They maced me and ran to another train car. But the sentiment still stands. If you’re one of those people who is obsessed with stuffing, be sure to check out Chris’ latest Stove Top commercials. They make it okay to eat stuffing all year long. Stuffing it up, y’all.
Now if you’ll excuse me I have to go ice my eyes.
Hungry Man’s latest addition is already making his new home proud. Chris Woods sent a spot off to Cannes last week. A PSA for Canadian Safe School Network called “Kids Read Mean Tweets.” If you haven’t seen this commercial yet, do yourself a favor and click play above. Needless to say the spot came back from Cannes victoriously carrying a bronze lion in the category of Branded Content and Entertainment Non-Fiction: Online (15 Minutes or Under). Seriously, watch this spot. It’ll impress you with its cleverness and then immediately break your heart, not unlike a date with me. Cue rimshot!
Congratulations, Chris. Much deserved, good sir. Much deserved.
The Cannes Short List is out and like a group of hipsters at a Mumford and Sons concert, we are all over it.
In the category of branded content we have:
Wayne’s EA Sports Madden Season
Ricardo’s Pedigree First Days Out
Chris Woods’ Canadian Safe School Network Kids Read Mean Tweets
and Conor Byrne’s Skittles spot Struck By A Rainbow.
In the Film category Conor is short listed for Struck by a Rainbow as well as Wayne for his Skittles Web spot.
In the Film Craft category Dave Laden is short listed for his NASCAR America, It’s Time For A Gutcheck spot.
And Ricardo’s First Days Out is nominated again in the Titanium & Integrated section.
Ya know, they say it’s just an honor to be short listed for this type of stuff and they’re absolutely right. It is an honor and we are so very proud. And we’ll be just as proud when all of these guys take home the gold lions for these spots because, I mean, look at ‘em. They’re amazing. Winning these lions will be the second funnest thing one can do on the Cannes Red Carpet.
Hungry Man Productions would like to welcome its newest director, Mr. Chris Woods. You can check out his reel and bio here, and we definitely recommend that you do so, as he already has a hilarious and visually arresting catalogue of work, but in this Industry of Now people are always wondering, “What’s he done lately?” Well, fictional crass skeptic, Chris’ latest spot making the rounds is a PSA he did for Canadian Safe School Network that is both a clever send-up of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” and a sobering reminder of the fragility of youth. Poignant and engrossing, Chris’ latest spot has attracted the attention of AdWeek, Buzzfeed, and even the Huff Post.
In summation, this is Chris Woods making a splash as he dives head first into Hungry Man’s directing roster. Welcome Chris and bring on more remarkable work!