BY THE COAST Sees “Ghost” In Haunting New Video Directed by Andrew Ryan Shepherd

Otherworldly longing permeates the new video “Ghost” directed by Andrew Ryan Shepherd for BY THE COAST. The video introduces BY THE COAST’s inaugural track, which debuts on Spotify December 14th. BY THE COAST is a new project by accomplished musicians Nick Box and Adam Fischer who united with Director/Photographer Shepherd to design the band’s visual identity, from key art and photography through the haunting and mysterious journey in “Ghost.”

 BY THE COAST (photo by Andrew Ryan Shepperd)

BY THE COAST (photo by Andrew Ryan Shepperd)

BY THE COAST came to fruition by fate and Instagram, when Fischer posted the early stages of a song in development. Fischer very nearly deleted the post, but not before it caught the ears of Box who is known for incorporating subtle piano into emotive, sweeping arrangements. From the digital space to the real world, a collaboration between the two artists came about organically and effortlessly, transforming from one song to many.

With the collaboration sparked via Instagram, it seems fitting that visuals were always an essential part of the expression of BY THE COAST, who found a co-conspirator in Lucky 21’s Andrew Ryan Shepherd. Working with Box and Fischer was a welcome opportunity for Shepherd, a musician-turned-director for whom audio and image are inseparable.  To create the dreamlike atmosphere in “Ghost,” Shepherd turned to his friends at Lucky Post to shape the video’s edit, color, and visual effects.

Accoladed Editor Aika Miyake Brings Her Unstoppable Creativity To Cut+Run

A creative force beloved by clients for her verve and originality, Aika Miyake brings a natural gift for editing to Cut+Run. Fast, slow, wild, and wonderful -- she can edit it all. A member of Free The Bid, Aika is known for evocative and imaginative work, spanning many genres and styles. Where travel is her inspiration, editing is her life’s calling.

The Tokyo-raised, California-educated Aika Miyake is a former drummer who professes to see edits like rhythms. The result is work that thrums with a heartbeat, with soul. "I am in love with the craft of film editing. Weaving all the beats, movements and feelings together to create a bigger wave is what I live for. The more you edit, the more you learn. Editing has taught me nothing in life is ever completely black or white, and with every project I discover another dimension of this world.  I’m excited to dive into new waters with Cut+Run to see what it will bring to me.”

“Aika is a tremendous creative talent and passionate about the craft of editing,” comments Cut+Run Managing Partner Michelle Eskin. “She brings an interesting perspective from her work in Japan, and we are excited to add another female force to the roster.”

“Aika’s creative energy is infectious and it really shines through in her personality and her work,” agrees Cut+Run LA EP Amburr Farls.  “That energy is what we especially love in her Nike Air Force 1 spot, among other outstanding projects.”

Aika has collaborated with the likes of Wieden + Kennedy, Nike, Dentsu, TBWA, Mercedes Benz, and BMW. Her Nike Air Force 1 “Force” was shortlisted at Cannes for Editing and her “Mom’s first birthday” for Pampers was honored at numerous award shows including Spike, New York Festivals, ACC and Ad Stars.

Cut+Run features an award-winning and diverse roster of talented editors who craft stories for advertising, entertainment and art content. With an emphasis on client service, Cut+Run operates under a borderless philosophy making its editors available worldwide on location and via its locations in London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Austin. For more on the company, please visit Join the conversation via Cut+Run’s Facebook page:

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Bullitt's Shelley Lewis Directs Zappos Campaign for Agency Plan A

Bullitt Director Shelley Lewis worked with agency Plan A in the creation of four charming and colorful spots for Zappos that showcase the retailer’s renowned customer service. Highlights include free shipping, a yearlong return window, 24/7 customer support, and a judgment free zone should you forget someone’s birthday.

The campaign, the first for Zappos via Plan A, can be viewed here:

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Director/Photographer Noah Conopask Brings Visionary Talent To Bullitt

Bullitt announced today that director/photographer Noah Conopask has joined its filmmaking collective. A meticulous planner of stories that embody powerful moments of anticipation, kinetic energy, and emotional performance, Noah has directed projects for a variety of brands including Bose, Red Bull, and Eastbay. His Commonwealth Games film for the BBC was honored with a gold award at the Ciclope Festival in Berlin. Photography has also been an ever-present part of Noah’s life, and his innate talent for capturing a story in a single frame is revealed in his popular Instagram channel.

“I’m delighted to welcome Noah to the Bullitt roster,” says Bullitt President/EP Luke Ricci. “What I love about his storytelling is the epic scope he brings to the films he makes while never sacrificing the nuance of character and emotion.  All of us at Bullitt are excited about working with Noah and producing great content together.”

Noah first discovered the impact of capturing human struggle on film as he documented his childhood buddies skating on a neighborhood half-pipe in Arnold, Maryland. He subsequently transferred that passion into shooting world-class athletes and celebrities across the globe. His early career melded burgeoning immersive and interactive experiences with design thinking; a natural connection point for Bullitt’s expanded reach into VR, AR and other exploratory projects in advertising and entertainment. For Noah, wanderlust includes both global travel and alternate, crafted realities.

“Bullitt understands how the lane is broadening and have embraced different formats and perspectives from the start – all with a cinematic level of production,” comments Noah Conopask. “With these factors and the collective body of work produced to date; I’m in exceptional company and excited to see what we can make together.”

In his branded work, energetic meditations on the human condition are relayed in sublime moments of both fragility and strength. He transforms expectations and elevates advertising into visionary films. Inherent to that process is “a burning desire to inspire everyone involved dig deep within and give the film everything he or she has. Blood, sweat, tears, laughs. Constructive trust, whether an actor, blue chip athlete, scientist, or an aviator, is essential. When everyone is a shareholder in the experience, beautiful results occur.”

To find out more about Noah, please visit or follow him on Instagram @noahconopask

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Nico Buris joins Rabagast as Managing Director/EP for South America

We are pleased to announce that Nico Buris is joining production service company Rabagast as Managing Director/EP for Rabagast’s offices in South America.

“Production service at the highest levels require the best of the best and Nico is one of those. He was our top pick to head our operations in Chile, Uruguay and Argentina and we are thrilled that he has joined the Rabagast family,” says Rabagast’s founder Magnus Thulin.

“Trust, accountability, and experience are everything when choosing a production partner. For me, it’s all about the Rabagast team and our ability to create an authentic partnership with our clients at the highest level of service,” notes Buris. “It is very attractive to be a part of a company that has been around for nearly two decades and has clients that have been with them from the start.”

“This is an exciting time for production service in South America – with an increase in the level of work that clients trust to bring to the region,” Nico continues. “My job is to make sure that most of this work is done with Rabagast.”

Buris knows better than most what the region has to offer. For the last 20 years he has been producing in his native Argentina as well as in Chile and Uruguay. Previously a producer at Landia, one of the top Spanish speaking production houses in the world, Buris has worked closely with directors on large-scale projects in the US, Europe and South America. Among them are collaborations with American ad agencies on projects for Coca Cola, SC Johnson and Procter & Gamble. 

He was also a line producer at Tronco, a commercial and creative content production company where in collaboration with the US based production company 1st Avenue Machine his credits include Benjamin Moore for The Martin Agency, Sonos for 72 & Sunny, Pure Leaf for DDB, and Motorola for Droga 5.

“’Where can we best shoot this?’ is my favorite question I get from our US clients,” says Jeanette Rahill, EP North America based in LA. “With Rabagast having offices in five countries the answer may not always be an obvious one. Nico and I work closely to find the best solutions for South America – when we bid, we examine cost effectiveness without sacrificing the creative vision that the project demands.”

Rabagast is based in Spain, Portugal, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina. The company has collaborated with noted ad agencies including Wieden & Kennedy, CP+B, BBH, DDB, Forsman Bodenfors, McCann, Saatchi + Saatchi, JWT on commercials, content, and still shoots for Nike, Volvo, Scania, H&M, Spotify, Heineken, and Mercedes, among others. 

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