Anonymous Content tackled the gammut of content in 2014. The company helped solidify HBO's storytelling cred producing one of 2014's most talked about shows, "True Detective." Director Cary Fukunaga got even non-cinephiles gushing over his impressive filmic feats, such as the "beyond awesome" 6-minute tracking shot from episode 4. He went on to earn the Outstanding Director Primetime Emmy for a Drama Series as well as a DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in TV.
On the big screen front, Anonymous talents graced the stage of this year's Academy Awards- multiple times for the celebrated film Birdman. Alejandro Inarritu, whose past commercials (P&G's "Best Job," Nike's "Write the Future") earned multiple nods for the film (including Achievement in Directing, Best Motion Picture) for "Birdman," as did director Armando Bo, one of the film's screenwriters.
Commercials, of course, remained an Anonymous forte. Newcomer Tim Godsall, the former Biscuit director behind notable work for Southern Comfort, Axe, ESPN and others, went on to shoot more top-notch ads, including Super Bowl laffers for Squarespace, featuring a chanting Jeff Bridges and for Esurance, starring Lindsay Lohan and Bryan Cranston.
Director Malcolm Venville, the man behind Apple's "Pencil" ad, went on to shoot the brand's film "Esa Pekka's Verse"; Autumn de Wilde wrote and directed a quirky and stylish series of films for Prada, "The Postman Dreams," while vet Mark Romanek dipped back into music videos for Taylor
The company also added a number of other top talents, including Joachim Back, the former Park Pictures talent who earned an Oscar for his short film "The New Tenants" and has directed spots for clients such as Range Rover, Audi, Stella Artois, Honda, Chevy and more. He went on to direct a quirky Ikea ad for Forsman & Bodenfors, which turned the most mundane household objects into admirable "heroes." Anonymous also brought in multiple Oscar-nominated director David O. Russell, the man behind celebrated films "Silver Linings Playbook," "The Fighter" and "American Hustle."
The company also established a representational tie-up with another 2015 A-Lister, London hotshot Somesuch.