Production Company A-List 2015: RSA

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Budweiser Lost Dog Super Bowl Ad
Budweiser Lost Dog Super Bowl Ad

Even after more than 40 years in the business, RSA proved to be as fresh as ever with continued standout work. Jake Scott has become the resident Super Bowl hit generator and added a third spot to his series of touching Clydesdales stories via Anomaly, this time with a tale of a lost pup.

He also brought flair to the agency's first work for Johnnie Walker, the sophisticated "Gentleman's Wager" short film, starring a dancing Jude Law and Giancarlo Giannini.

Celebrated effects artist Robert Stromberg joined the roster last September and went on to direct his first ad, the fantastical "Fable" for Merkley+Partners and then steered Pereira & O'Dell latest big play for Intel and Dell. "What Lives Inside" starred Colin Hanks and Oscar-winner JK Simmons in a complicated, poignant father-son story, replete with fantastic characters created by fans.

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See the full Production Company A-List 2015

Laurence Dunmore, the director who brought nuanced storytelling to the dry landscape of liquour advertising with his charming gents' goodbye story for Tullamore Dew, did the same for yogurt and Chobani. The series of films via Opperman Weiss were filled with emotional detail and somehow made family life, a random bard and a cup of yogurt make complete sense.

On the features side, RSA patriarch Ridley Scott was as busy as ever with Exodus: Gods and Kings as well as the upcoming sci-fi thriller "The Martian."

The company continued its winning run producing "The Good Wife," which entered its sixth season. Other TV projects included Nat Geo series "Killing Kennedy" and "Killing Jesus" while it tackled gaming too, with "Halo: Nightfall," a digital feature for Xbox Entertainment based on the popular franchise.

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