Roster: Steven Tsuchida, Allen Hughes of The Hughes Brothers, Doug Pray, Dom & Nic , Pedro Romhanyi, Philipp Stolzl, Frank Sacramento, Ellen Von Unwerth, Tomorrow's Brightest Minds, Jamie Thraves, Muto, Giuseppe Capotondi, Sophie Muller
Oil Factory continued to prove itself as formidable a player in spots as it is in music videos. Steven Tsuchida greased the wheels on unforgettably funny work for CBS Sports, Sprint PCS, and MINI. The Hughes Brothers, prior to de-teaming earlier this year, turned out gritty work for Sprite, Adidas, and the controversial Mike Tyson-as-nanny for Fox Sports' Best Damn Sports Show. Adidas got documentary touches from Douglas Pray, Shakira made peace for Reebok, via clips maven Sophie Muller, and Pedro Romanhyi brought musical roots to M&M's. Recently joining the troops is Japanese director Muto, who brought phantasmagoric touches to clips and spots for PS2, Issey Miyake, and Smirnoff Ice.