Communication Arts loves Rdio

The latest round of Blacklist’s Rdio New Music Weekly spots made the Communication Arts Creative Exhibit today!


“Each of our directors who participate in the campaign bring their own thinking/ideas to the table,” said Blacklist Executive Producer Adina Sales.


Highlighting the work of Blacklist directors Tendril, WIZZ/CRCR, Holbrooks and Upper First, the projects continue the fifteen-second series of animated films Blacklist has been rolling out for Rdio since July.


“Interesting, challenging projects always motivate us,” commented Blacklist Executive Producer Andrew Linsk. “Not only does the Rdio campaign have a pop cultural impact that is inherently pure, it also provides a degree of creative license and freedom, allowing our directors and artists to express themselves in a way that doesn’t focus on a particular marketing objective.”

Check out all the spots here! And be sure to keep your eyes and ears out for the next round of projects, launching soon.


Representing at the 2013 shots Awards

The Andy’s have been shortlisted in the Animated Commercial of the Year for their Ubisoft game trailer “The Crew” at the 2013 shots Awards!


The Andy’s are a directing team on the roster of Paris-based studio Wizz, represented by Blacklist in the US.

Congratulations guys!

Happy Birthday Cisma!


The happiest of very happy happy birthdays to our dear dear Cisma (aka Denis Kamioka). Director, designer, animator, ping pong player, the man does it all. We love you Denis and wish you all the best this year!



Hiiii. This space has been a bit quiet lately but it’s not for lack of trying, we have other things happening over here and we are scheming up a couple events in the next month or so. That said, there hasn’t been loads of time for posting but we’re working on it! Really digging these photos from Dis Magazine and The Jogging right now, see the whole set HERE.

Holbrooks is headed for Canada

Blacklist Director Holbrooks is heading north this September! Their project for the Red Cross entitled “Parcel” has been nominated in the Promotional Animation Category.

The monochromatic tone throughout the film helps convey its serious message while a neutral backdrop makes the Red Cross emblem pop.

Every September, the Ottawa International Animation Festival presents the world’s most cutting-edge, quirky and important animation. “Parcel” was chosen for this year’s competition out of 1,924 submissions from 76 different countries.

The festival trailer, shot at OIAF 12 by Ottawa’s Entertainment Arts

“We’ve had a great response from both the press and from our peers about the spot,” commented Holbrooks Director Tom Brown. “It’s added a great visual style to our repertoire that we are still exploring.”

The team employed a mix of cel animation and 3D camera work on the spot to balance handcrafted warmth with dynamic storytelling. Holbrooks took advantage of being located in both New York City and Budapest to maximize production days, working around the clock with the New Zealand client to manage the compressed production schedule.

The festival schedule also includes 98 short films, 8 feature films and 50 showcase films to represent the efforts of the Canadian, International, and Student communities.

Get your tickets now!

Check out the recent feature on Communication Arts!