Production Company A-List 2018: Smuggler
Last year's Production Company of the Year was the one to beat in 2018, with campaign after notable campaign throughout the entire year.
Henry-Alex Rubin remained at the top of his game. He followed-up his award-winning film for Sandy Hook Promise, "Evan" with another disturbing film, "Tomorrow's News," and helmed the beautiful Guinness documentary "Compton Cowboys," about a group of young horse riders in South Central, Los Angeles.
The venerable Ivan Zacharias brought verve to MullenLowe's debut campaign for ETrade, a rollicking series of spots that depict normal folks fighting back against the 1% of the world--through the investment platform. He also imagined a ridiculous fairy tale land for Turbo Tax in its Super Bowl campaign featuring Humpty Dumpty.
Mark Molloy combined sentiment and style in Tile's debut campaign about a lost panda, and Miles Jay raised his profile even further on Squarespace's Super Bowl effort starring John Malkovich on a quest to reclaim his online identity, which went on to earn the 2017 Outstanding Commercial Emmy.