(New York, New York--November 2, 2013) Moxie Pictures has signed award-winning writer/director Phillip Van for Global commercial representation. Van has helmed commercial campaigns for a wide range of clients including Blue Cross, Yves Saint Laurent, NBC, Optimum and Tribeca Film Festival that have earned him accolades at the D&AD, One Show, Promax and national Addy awards. Van has harnessed his talent for long-form storytelling to craft several cinematic web series, including a highly popular series for XBOX that was released as a prequel to the horror video game “Alan Wake” for which he won a 2011 One Show Silver Pencil and D&AD Yellow Pencil Award. Most recently, he completed "Deja View,"(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cIZUUpKzFF8) an innovative campaign out of TBWAChiatDay for Infiniti that utilizes voice recognition to dynamically adapt to each viewer, allowing each one to have a unique interaction with the characters and storyline. Van comes to Moxie from Little Minx.
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“Phillip is a true storyteller. The obvious passion that he brings to his work—be the project branded content or traditional advertising—is what impresses us most,” says Robert Fernandez, CEO of Moxie.
While in graduate film at NYU, Van was honored with a Student Academy Award and a BAFTA/LA award for his thesis. He went on to direct several narrative short films that garnered accolades at top festivals including Sundance, Berlin, HBO US Comedy Arts, Seattle, Aspen and Gen Art. During this time, he also helmed numerous international spots, music videos and branded content pieces for Paris-based Mr. Hyde. He was named one of Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Film” and was also featured in SHOOT’S Up & Coming Directors issue. Since 2007, he has directed numerous commercial projects including a short doc series for Chevy out of Mother NY. He currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
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