NEW YORK and LA JOLLA, CA. - The filmmakers from U.S. creative production company Shilo are very proud to announce that their "Burma Viral" project, produced with Carl Le Blond, Executive Creative Director at Ogilvy & Mather Amsterdam, John Jackson, Director of Social Responsibility, MTV Networks, Suki Dusanj, Founder of The Burma Arts Board, activist Sam Roddick and others, is featured within the pages of "For A Good Cause," a new collection of the world's best socially conscious design. Recently released by Barcelona-based publisher Index Book, the book was conceived and authored by Cactus Disseny (www.cactus-disseny.com), and is now available through major booksellers worldwide. For more information, please visit http://www.indexbook.com/libro.php?1034.
A provocative, groundbreaking 90-second Public Service Announcement featuring meticulously animated footage of warplanes bombing Burma with flowers as a dramatic call-to-action, "Burma Viral" invited viewers to visit a Burma Arts Board website to send messages of support to the people of Burma. Having debuted in May of 2008 on participating MTV networks worldwide, via countless video-sharing websites around the globe, and in New York's Times Square, the project won the 2008 London International Awards Gold Statue for Television/Cinema Animation, as well as the Silver Kinsale Shark Award in the category of International Craft: Best Animation. It can now be seen in its entirety on Shilo's new website at www.shilo.tv.
Shilo co-founder Andre Stringer served as the company's creative director on the project, and as its lead artist, together with Tamir Sapir and David Hill. Shilo's executive producers were Tracy Chandler and Mark Hanrahan, Lindsay Bodanza was their producer, and Brenda Bentz van den Berg was the agency's producer. "Having this project featured in 'For A Good Cause' is yet another great honor for us and everyone who contributed to this amazing project," said Shilo's Stringer and Chandler.
The custom score for "Burma Viral" was created by Amsterdam-based Good Sounds. Shilo's project team also included matte painting artists Mathieu Reynault and Rodeo FX, Marco Giampaolo, Cassidy Gearhart and Noah Conopask, 3D animators Henning Koczy, Richard Cayton, Ohad Bracha, Bren Wilson, Eugen Sasu and Kiel Figgens, 3D artists Christina Ku, Richard Kim, Warren Heimall, Craig Kohlemeyer and Scott Denton, compositors David Hill, Tamir Sapir, Cassidy Gearhart, Noah Conopask and Stieg Retlin, miniature designer Willi Patton, editor Nathan Caswell, sound designer Dante Nou, producer Lindsay Bodanza, and coordinator Danielle Bitner.
Shilo is an Emmy Award-winning creative production company representing a group of filmmakers led by directors Jose Gomez and Andre Stringer. Internationally known for creating original and commissioned work that is powerful, provocative and visually extraordinary, Shilo's deeply held passions for design-infused storytelling and their innovative applications of live-action, design, and animation techniques deliver breakthrough experiences for screens large and small. From its studios in New York and California, where recent projects have spanned short films, commercials and music videos, Shilo has the capacity and experience to originate ideas and handle all aspects of production. Shilo published its first book, We Make It Good, in 2007, and also also curates and produces content for the blog www.WeMakeItGood.com. Their sibling company WMIG is a creative think-tank offering services in ideation, writing, and art direction. For more information, or to request a reel, please contact Tracy Chandler at +22.214.171.12400, or visit Shilo online at www.shilo.tv.