Jonathan Bensimon wins at the Applied Arts Awards!
Canadian Zombie picked up a couple of Applied Arts Awards including Cinema single and Direction! Moms Demand Action won digital single, and Missing Children got the Pro Bono single. Congratulations Jonathan Bensimon!
Moms Demand Action
The gun control group Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America has released a searing new commercial, timed to the one-year anniversary of the Newtown school shooting on Dec. 14, that pleads with its viewers to speak out against gun violence. Moms Demand Action will mark the one-year anniversary of the tragic shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, with No More Silence, a campaign to honor the lives lost at Sandy Hook Elementary, and to show our resolve never to be silent again about the epidemic of gun violence.
“We’re hoping the ad shocks people into action, that’s the goal of this,” said Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. She started the group one day after Newtown and says the group now has 127,000 members.
According to Ms. Watts, working with the Canadian agency Grey has helped the group to craft its message. “Whenever you work with someone from another country, they are shocked by the absurdity of our laws,” she said. “That shootings are a constant in this country, is shocking to them. That helps bring some perspective.”
Director: Jonathan Bensimon Agency: Grey Production Company: Spy Films
Canadian Film Fest In Shots
Jonathan Bensimon helms this brilliant short film to promote the 2014 Canadian Film Fest. Focussing on a Canadian zombie - a real one, of course - the spot follows his journey as he looks to break into the movie business which, at first, seems unlikely because, well, he just too darn nice...
The spot was created through JWT Canada.