Community Films' Seth Gordon directs a series of new spots for Southwest Airlines, as part of the "Behind Every Seat Is A Story" campaign through agency GSD&M/Austin, shedding humorous and endearing light on each passenger's journey to their seat.
Community Films has welcomed renowned directing duo Ben/Dave to their growing roster of talent. They join an impressive assembly of directorial creatives, which includes: Seth Gordon, Jared Hess, Pam Thomas, Clay Williams, Emil Möller, Marius Crowne, Clay Tweel, Albert Uria, Aleysa Young, and John Wikstrom.
“Ben and Dave do hilarious work, and we are totally psyched to have them as part of Community,” shares Partner/EP Lizzie Schwartz. “They are incredibly nice people, and the Community dogs liked them - which sealed the deal,” adds Partner/EP Carl Swan. “We cannot wait to make lots of awesome connections with them and help take their work to an even higher level.”
The directing duo is made up of Ben Hurst and Dave Thomas, who met in Salt Lake City while Thomas was an agency creative director and Hurst was directing commercials. They joined forces on several projects shortly after and consider themselves to be “the world’s teamiest, most directory commercial directing team” – providing strategy, innovation and humor to their work. Ben/Dave have produced work for a diverse array of clients including Pepsi, Bowlmor/AMF, Honda, Samsung, Progressive Insurance, Heinz and GE.