(New York, New York--May 2, 2016) Bicoastal production company Park Pictures
has signed Oscar-nominated documentary and commercial director Kief Davidson
for exclusive International representation. Nominated for an Oscar for his documentary Open Heart
, Davidson has earned acclaim for striking work for global brands such as GE, Toyota, Absolut and Facebook. In collaboration with the Lego Company, Davidson directed the tremendously popular Radius/Weinstein Company feature doc A Lego Brickumentary
View his reel here.
“Kief is a great fit for Park Pictures because of his talent for marrying creative filmmaking with meaningful stories. He impressed us with his many accomplishments in the documentary film world. We believe his upcoming feature film, IVORY, will be transformative, not only to the craft of documentary filmmaking but also to the world of wildlife conservation, in particular, the wide spread slaughter of African elephants,” says Park Pictures’ Co-owner and Executive Producer Jackie Kelman Bisbee.
IVORY (working title), Follows undercover intelligence operatives in Africa, Asia and Europe who are taking down the elephant ivory cartels, as activists and rangers fight for the species survival. The documentary was produced by Red Bull's Terra Mater Studios and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's Vulcan productions. The powerful cinema documentary is slated for theatrical release this fall.
Born in Brooklyn, NY, Davidson is also known for his award-winning films The Devil’s Miner
and Kassim the Dream
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and acclaimed filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new talent in both commercials and film.
Park Pictures has earned the highest accolades for their international work, including an Oscar, an Emmy, and 18 Cannes Lions. Lance Acord has earned three DGA nominations for his commercial work and newly-signed directing duo The Mercadantes received a 2015 DGA nomination. Known for their story-driven film work, Park Pictures has been selected for Creativity’s “Production Company A-List” for nearly ten consecutive years. In 2015, co-founder Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee was selected for the 2015 Cannes Lions Film Craft jury and Advertising Age's prestigious 'Women to Watch' honor.
Park Pictures’ feature division, headed by Producer Sam Bisbee, Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord, has produced five feature films, all of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, Park Pictures won an Academy Award for the company’s first narrative film, live-action short “The New Tenants,” starring Vincent D’Onofrio.Its most recent feature, Other People, starring Molly Shannon and directed by Chris Kelly, recently sold to Netflix.