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The Bigger Picture Expands Sales Team With Heart, Brains & Nerve

The Bigger Picture has expanded its sales team with the addition of Nathan Skillicorn’s Heart, Brains & Nerve for exclusive Midwest representation. The Bigger Picture is a full-service production company and creative consultancy that collaborates with agencies and brands to produce content that makes consumers react. They are thinkers, strategists, and makers whose end goal is to help clients who are driven to stand out and stay relevant. Skillicorn’s Heart, Brains & Nerve represents unique and innovative global talent for the commercial advertising and entertainment industries.

In seeking the ideal match for representation, The Bigger Picture’s Tracy Mays says she found in Nathan, “A respected co-conspirator who embraces evolving models and has a holistic industry perspective. He’s someone you want on your team – intelligent, warm, and interested in expanding horizons. His company name and his work speak to all of that.”

“I believe in Tracy’s vision and curated roster,” comments Skillicorn. “It’s also great to add another woman-owned company to my roster. Over the years, I’ve been lucky enough to represent companies who have both the business acumen and the aesthetic eye that I strive to promote on my roster. The Bigger Picture fits right in.”

The Bigger Picture Adds Writer/Director Oden Few Roberts

The Bigger Picture continues to expand its talent offerings with the addition of Writer/Director Oden Few Roberts, a multitalented filmmaker whose body of work includes commercials, shorts features, documentaries, and music videos.

“Oden’s talent and experience in directing, shooting, and visual effects, make him a rare and vital asset in content creation of all kinds,” comments The Bigger Picture Founder/EP Tracy Mays. “Plus, as a skilled writer who has worked as a creative director he can help develop brand-specific projects from the concept stage. He’s a true creative partner.”

Oden Roberts’ love of language and visuals translates into an innate understanding of how to bring concepts to vivid life for all screens with story and naturalistic performance at the fore. His short film, Be The One, featuring the music of Moby, was featured as part of the Hello, Future: A Music Video Challenge, part of the Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors' Showcase, and was later burned to Moby's DVD/CD album. In advertising, his directing credits include campaigns for Nike, Nascar, 4H, Instagram, and Dominos, among others.

A graduate of New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Roberts earned international acclaim with his debut feature film "A Fighting Season" which was hailed as a "Hard-charging military version of Glengarry Glen Ross.” For the feature’s script, Roberts was awarded the prestigious San Francisco Film Society KRF grant (Ted Hope).

An avid traveler and photographer, Roberts aims to surround viewers in story and place. This immersive perspective is deeply felt in his work on social justice advocacy experiences. Among them, “Grindadrap” a documentary on whaling in the Faroe Islands that screened at SXSW Eco.

Noted Director Gary Shore Joins The Bigger Picture

The Bigger Picture is expanding its talent offerings with director/writer Gary Shore. A multi-faceted storyteller, Shore has a penchant for turning complex concepts into eye-catching narratives for both short-form branded content and feature films. Among them, projects for Adidas, Guinness, Jaguar, Gatorade, Samsung and Nissan, and his box-office-topping first feature, Dracula Untold, for Universal Pictures. Before joining The Bigger Picture, he was represented in the US via Knucklehead (where he continues to be represented in the UK) and Anonymous Content.

“Gary is a visionary talent whose work speaks to human moments though expansive visual storytelling and sometimes offbeat humor - or big stories in small, weird places, as he likes to call it. Because of his vast knowledge in visual language, he has the ability to enter the creative conversation from many different angles,” says The Bigger Picture Founder Tracy Mays. “And just like The Bigger Picture, he’s constantly looking for opportunities in cutting edge content.”

Hailing from Dublin, Shore studied filmmaking at Ireland’s GMIT and IADT, before turning to painting at Central Saint Martins in London. Uniting these experiences, Shore carved out a career as a director - infusing brand-driven films and commercials with emotional and sensory impact. His efforts twice earned him a nomination for Cannes Young Directors Award and numerous industry doffs of proverbial caps.

Shore’s first feature, Dracula Untold for Universal Pictures, grossed $240 million at the word-wide box office, was number one in thirty two countries, and won the prestigious Saturn Award for Best Horror in 2014. Gary’s next film will be a horror set on the Queen Mary ship in Long Beach, California, which will shoot later this year.

“What appeals to me about working with Tracy and The Bigger Picture is her devil-may-care approach to tradition,” Shore concludes. “Just because a commercial is likely to be viewed on a small screen, with everything else, doesn’t mean it needs to look like everything else - or that standards should drop. The opportunities to tell stories with new platforms is surpassed only by the need to invent a new visual grammar to experience them.”

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The Bigger Picture Kicks Off 2019 With An Enhanced and Expanded Team

The Bigger Picture is excited to announce the promotion of Daryl Devlin to Head of Business Development and the addition of national representation via DeVine Reps. The newly expanded team works in close collaboration with EP and company founder Tracy Mays with an integrated approach of creative connectivity and business marketing. The Bigger Picture has also joined OWNED, a global coalition of women owned companies operating in the advertising production industry.

Daryl Devlin and Tracy Mays of The Bigger Picture.

Daryl Devlin and Tracy Mays of The Bigger Picture.

Sara Barnthouse of DeVine Reps.

Sara Barnthouse of DeVine Reps.

“Everyone on this team is dedicated to uniting the right people to make magic,” comments Mays. “With DeVine, the approach is relevant, fresh, and authentically collaborative – it’s national in scope and global in perspective. They think like we do, reaching beyond traditional roles and approaches to make an imprint and energize those around them.”

“We are excited to work with The Bigger Picture and strong, supportive women who have taken on this industry from all angles,” comments DeVine Lead Wolf / Founder Sara Barnthouse “With The Bigger Picture, clients are presented with the whole package – conceptual, creative approaches in execution style, scope and reach. It’s a great match for DeVine.”

DeVine Reps is a company founded to solve problems from every angle and to connect idea generators with idea executors. DeVine represents companies and their talent from Hollywood A-listers to new voices – working with advertising agencies, brands and organizations to link minds & watch creative brilliance unfold. Under the direction of Founder Barnthouse, DeVine has a presence in LA, NYC, SF and Portland. Each member of the “wolf pack” brings expansive and varied experiences in advertising, entertainment, and tech to DeVine.

Before her promotion, Daryl Devlin was head of sales of The Bigger Picture. She has a multifaceted background in business development and sales, and an expertise in production, including hiring and managing filmmakers and editors, and spearheading the process from concept to post-production. Prior to joining The Bigger Picture, Daryl worked at Bernstein & Andriulli, where she was recruited to build their film/ motion division, working with premier filmmakers, photographers, animators, CGI artists, and illustrators. She was president at MediaLogic, where she represented talent with key accounts and provided consulting services to corporations to maximize their advertising capabilities. She also worked at BBC Technology as Head of Sales in the U.S., and at TIB/Getty Images.

The Bigger Picture & Director Michael Bernard Are “Well Storied” For Land Rover With Agency Spark44

The Bigger Picture and director Michael Bernard explore what drives people, both emotionally and literally, in the docu series "Land Rover: Well Storied" via agency Spark44. Traversing the country over a five-month period, Spark44 and The Bigger Picture unearthed authentic human stories, lovingly told, that relate perspectives on passion. “Hidden In Plain Sight,” “Maker of Champions,” and “Reel Life” are the latest installations of the five-part series featuring Land Rover owners who find deep appreciation for their vehicles' ability to take them where they need and want to be.

Director Michael Bernard evokes skill for blending striking imagery rendered with a photographer’s eye and an approachable mastery of narrative. To help accomplish this sense of intimacy blended with an aesthetic of style and grace, Bernard employed a Canon 1DX MK2 for both the films and accompanying print campaign. At ease with a small team of agency and production, the interview subjects opened their doors and hearts to reveal how interests connect to something bigger – deeply connected family, a bold legacy, or quiet reverence.

The first wave of films began with "The Night Club,” in which we are transported, along with a giant telescope and a sense of discovery, to dark nights and a wondrous cosmos that Dr. Joel Moskowitz shares with his granddaughter. “Branching Out” finds purpose in repurposing reclaimed natural beauty in bespoke woodwork in the hands of a master creator. The just released pieces include “Hidden In Plain Sight,” where planning prestidigitation reveals the magic behind the performance curtain. “Reel Life” travels to Aspen where Juan Grobler finds deep meaning in the majesty of mountain streams, and “Maker of Champions” is a portrait of the matriarch behind one of America’s most accomplished families in Polo and Dressage.

“We all feel honored to have worked with such an incredible team,” concludes Spark44 Creative Director Peter Buck, “and want to extend our gratitude to The Bigger Picture along with Michael Bernard for being such an amazing director, DP, and photographer all at once. Jaguar Land Rover gave us the trust and support to make such inspiring stories, and everyone involved demonstrated a passion for filmmaking with laughter along the way.”