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BRUNNER and 84 Lumber Are Recognized for “The Journey”
Agency Takes Home two D&AD Awards, a One Show Bronze Pencil Award, a One Show Merit Award and an A-List Hollywood Bronze Award

Pittsburgh, PA (May 15, 2017) – After being named the #1 Super Bowl LI ad by AdWeek, “The Journey,” BRUNNER’s film for building materials supplier 84 Lumber, is again being recognized by the advertising community.

BRUNNER picked up two Wood Pencils at the 2017 D&AD Awards, both in the Film Advertising Crafts category, for Cinematography for Film Advertising and Editing for Film Advertising. The annual D&AD Awards are considered one of the major events in the design and advertising industry, often referred to as the biggest and best. A D&AD Pencil is recognized the world over as a shining symbol of the very highest creative achievement.

“A powerful story loses its power if it isn’t told well,” said BRUNNER’s chief creative officer Rob Schapiro. “We’re grateful to the truly talented and dedicated team we assembled to help us deliver the authenticity the message demanded.”

In addition to its success at the D&AD Awards, BRUNNER and “The Journey” were also recognized at the 2017 One Show Awards, held May 10, in New York City. BRUNNER took home a Bronze Pencil Award in the Long Form, Single Branded Entertainment category and a One Show Merit Award in the Long Form, Single Film category.

The One Show is one of the most prestigious awards competitions in advertising, design, interactive, and branded entertainment and is judged by the industry’s most prominent professionals. Thousands of agencies, nonprofits and corporations enter each year with the hope of taking home a coveted One Show pencil, and only the exceptional are able to do just that.

The week concluded with a final award given to BRUNNER and “The Journey” – a Bronze Award in the Online Video category for best advertisement at The A-List Hollywood Awards.

The first creative competition of its kind in Hollywood, The A-List Hollywood Awards honors excellence and innovation intersecting advertising and entertainment across all platforms. The competition features five distinct award categories, honoring outstanding achievement in Moving Image Advertising, Branded Entertainment, Interactive, Entertainment Marketing and Film Craft.

Credits for “The Journey” include:

Agency: Brunner

o   Rob Schapiro, Chief Creative Officer

o   Dave Vissat, Creative Director

o   Derek Julin, Associate Creative Director

o   Kevin Corfield, Associate Creative Director

o   Jeff Maggs, Chief Client Officer

o   Lauren Tedesco, Account Director

o   Dana Lucas, Senior Account Manager

o   Stephanie Bane, Account Planner

o   Kathy Baldauf, Associate Broadcast Director


Agency Producer: FIXER Partners

o   John Noble, Executive producer, Partner

o   Brad Powell, Executive producer, Partner


Production Company: Sanctuary

o   Cole Webley, Director

o   Justin Brown, DP

o   Christopher Cho, Line Producer

o   Preston Lee, Executive Producer

o   Adam Litt, Head of Production

o   Christopher Lagunes, Production Designer

o   Leopoldo Luisetti, Head of Production/La Casa Films


Editorial Company: Final Cut NY

o   Jeff Buchanan, Editor

o   Sarah Roebuck, Executive Producer

o   Penny Ensley, Producer

o   Jen Sienkwicz, Head of Production

o   Geoff Hastings, Assistant Editor

o   Andre Castiglioni, Cutting Assistant


Visual Effects: Method Studios

o   Stuart Robinson, Executive Producer

o   Boaz Livny, CG Supervisor

o   Eliza Pelham Randall, VFX Supervisor

o   Stephen Morris, Jared Pollack, Flame Artists

o   Bennett Lieber, Senior VFX Producer


Color Grading: Company 3

o   Tom Poole, Colorist


Music: Future Perfect

o   Max Gosling, Producer

o   Victor Magro, Composer


Audio Post: Heard City

o   Phil Loeb, Sound Mixer


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