FACEBOOK - Benny
Facebook’s newest product, Portal, gets the holiday treatment in this sentimental spot from their in-house agency.
Grandpa is trying to leave to go back home but young Benny keeps punking him with cute ploys to get him to stay: he just Never Can Say Goodbye to his favorite grandparent.
Our work on this spot began life as a music supervision search for a licensable track. But along the way we had the idea of writing a warm and atmospheric piano and strings score that would slowly reveal itself to be an unexpected Jackson 5 classic.
Taco Bell - WEB OF FRIES
Finally Taco Bell decided to address the elephant in the room : where are the fries?
Our pals at Deutsch brought us this classy faux trailer, directed by Joseph Kosinski. It depicts the tense plight of Josh Duhamel, who is trying to get to the bottom of a conspiracy by Big Burger to keep a monopoly on fries. Score by Shea Duncan and Joel Dean keeps you on the edge of your seat while the silent fast food brainwashing does its magic work.
TOYOTA - chuck norris
It is famously hard to overstate the potency of Chuck Norris: he is thought to embody the high water mark of human toughness. And the Toyota Tacoma is the high water mark of small truck toughness, which is why this wonderfully absurd commercial exists.
Saatchi tasked us with creating a hot 80s TV action show score for the spot, so we digested a large serving of Magnum PI, Airwolf and A-Team, and ejected forth this stirring homage to that great era of television music.
TILE - PANDA
Tale of a lost toy reunited with its owner -- beautifully told by Smuggler's Mark Malloy, Work Editorial's Stewart Reeves and the animation team at ALT VFX -- presented our songwriters with a delicious opportunity to write some sweet and heartfelt songs of lost love.
Being a prolific Tile user, and one-time panda toy owner, ECD Steph Altman had an extra dimension of empathy with the panda, so he wrote this cracking song to really bring on the feels. It was one of those spots that garnered tons of youtube "whats the song" love.
Samsung - Rendezvous
Do you remember in the 90s when people were trying to figure out what the internet would be, one thing that kept coming up was the idea that a fridge would have a screen on it that would be the hub of the house? Well here we finally are the in the future.
Dad and teenage daughter bust each other in the kitchen in the dead of night. They both have a secret to hide, Samsung’s smart fridge helps them quietly work it out.
We thought the 1932 Henry Hall classic “Teddy Bears Picnic” would be the ideal soundtrack to the scene. And forgive the brag but we were 100% right.
UNITED AIRLINES - 2018 Winter Olympics
The Winter Olympics : an opportunity to watch talented athletes from around the world getting schooled by Americans. United Airlines want to be part of that feel good feeling, so they got McgarryBowen NY to make some superhero ads. And Mcgarry wanted only the finest music for this endeavor, so they hired us, and we in turn got Brian Tyler, masterful composer of big film scores for superhero movies.
We recorded a giant orchestra. It sounded incredible.
You will see the ads on TV, but here you can watch the stunning behind the scenes films of the music we created for the campaign. Boom.