The story of Kathleen Brooks and her beloved 1967 Volkswagen Beetle "Annie".
Produced by Third Story Films / @thirdstoryfilms
Directed by: Mike Million
Produced by: Marc Ryan
DP: Andy Cutraro
Editor: Sammy Yoon
Agency Producer (VW): Patrick Pho
Agency Producer (VW): Andrea Huber
Agency Producer (VW): Justin Hyde
The VW R-Line is inspired by Motorsport so we developed these concepts to showcase performance at Circuit of the America's track in Austin, TX. We had a lot of fun tearing it up with two great drivers - Tanner Foust & Scott Speed - and only burned through a few sets of tires.
Professional Mountain biker Riley Mueller needs a ride up Mammoth and to catch up to Husqvarna Motocross Riders Josh Strang and Colton Haaker. Thankfully Tanner Foust is on the mountain with the all new VW Sportwagen Alltrack to catch some air and give the moto's a good race up Mammoth.
Tanner Foust teaches 2015 VARX GRC Champion Scott Speed some basics for the upcoming Red Bull GRC season.
VW Presents The Fastest Way Down The Mountain: Professional driver Tanner Foust races professional cyclists Jill Kintner, Riley Mueller, Evelyn Dong and Charlie Harrison down Mammoth Mountain in California.
VW Andretti Rally Cross drivers Tanner Foust and Scott Speed ham it up on camera in anticipation of the 2015 season. It is evident they are much better at being race car drivers.
TSF profiled this South Carolina school district and they're adaptation of Chromebooks with the Google eduction team.
TSF was challenged to create the iconic fist of Marvel's Wolverine using only the tail lights of the Audi R8 and Ducati Diavel. We secured an airstrip in the San Bernardino desert and some spectacular precision drivers to pull it off on a hot summer night. These are the days we're really thankful we get paid to do this.
The Day in the Life video series followed nine 2012 Summer Olympic Athletes who were sponsored by BP Team USA. TSF traveled all around the the country to the athletes hometowns, capturing their life and training as a professional athlete from an intimate perspective. These were part of a larger social media campaign gearing up for the 2012 games in London.
HP is the technology behind the Schmidt-Hamilton Race team and their driver Simon Pagenaud (#77). The IZOD IndyCar series takes to the streets of Long Beach, CA and TSF is there with the team to capture their story.
"Everybody wants to go faster, but in the end...everybody wants to win."
Chrysler lost the trust of the people. The Imported from Detroit Campaign reinvigorated people's passion for this American manufacturer.
We profiled people that represented the heart and revitalization of Detroit, helping reshape the perception of the Chrysler brand.
Written and directed by our very own Mike Million, Tenure stars Luke Wilson, Gretchen Mol, David Koechner & Rosemarie DeWitt. The $5 million indie dramedy was released in 2010 and can now be seen on Showtime, Netflix, iTunes, and at Mike's mom's house on a 24 hour loop. Variety said: "Luke Wilson revels in the role of a brilliant teacher whose tenure track is derailed."
Boston is going Google.
In order to launch their small business app suite, Google did an ad takeover in train stations and billboards around the city of Boston. TSF used time-lapse photography to capture the campaign.
Mike Million directed and Marc Ryan produced this mini-documentary about the people and passions behind the all new Ford Explorer. Filmed on location at Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI - this is the personal story behind the car. The film was used by Ford to unveil the newly designed Explorer to the world - and it was the very first time a major car company has revealed a car via Social Media / Facebook. Another reason we love cars (dogs, and kids).
TSF made this first ever live film for the band Thievery Corporation in tandem with ESL Music. Director Jolyon Hoff hatched the idea just 20 days before the late January 2010 sold out shows. We filmed everything over 5 consecutive nights at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. all on RED with anamorphic lenses.
The film is available in it's entirety on Amazon and iTunes, and broadcast on The Documentary Channel in the U.S.
100 days out from the Olympics is when people start paying attention. TSF created these 3 spots to promote the 9 Olympians and Paralympians that BP sponsored for the 2012 Summer Games. All of these athletes were incredible to work with and still provide us inspiration when it's time to 'try harder'.
TSF was given 2 Chrysler 200s, a bus, and America. With all three, TSF documented a month long roadtrip in this new vehicle. Sports and lifelstyle bloggers hit the road to several NFL towns gunning for the Championship. A classic American road trip in a classic American brand: Chrysler.
The first step is admitting you have a problem.
A series documenting custom car builder John Fortuno. He applies his clean cutting edge aesthetics to the new Chrysler 300.
FIAT wanted to celebrate reaching 500,000 FaceBook fans (in their first year on American soil) by giving back a little. If you came into the right dealership on the right day, you might just leave with a brand new FIAT 500.
Auto and lifestyle bloggers make a head to head comparison of the new Chrysler 200 with it's competitors. TSF filmed on location at The Candy Store outside San Francisco.
Matt Stutzman was born without arms, but that didn't hold him back in qualifying for the 2012 Pararalympic games in London. He is an amazing person and was an inspiration to work with.
In this film Matt Stutzman (aka The Inspirational Archer) attempts to set the world record for longest shot in archery.
Ford wanted to reveal the all new Ford Escape on Facebook, so they called upon TSF to come up with an idea and execution. With just two weeks to produce, TSF built a wooden crate and traveled around the east coast to generate intrigue and setup the reveal when the crate arrived in Detroit. TSF filmed all the interviews as well as the top secret (draped) Escape on location at Ford HQ in Dearborn, MI.
The NFL Players Association hired TSF to create this spot intended to run during the Super Bowl. The goal was to pressure NFL team owners to end the lockout, allowing the regular season to continue as scheduled.
When the tape was submitted to CBS they rejected the spot, citing a conflict with their NFL broadcast contract. The controversy around this rejection ended up creating even more of a buzz than the Super Bowl spot alone could have - all without needing to pay the hefty price tag for the media buy.
We had the pleasure of working with the legendary Chuck Brown with Rob and Eric on this video. The best part about production was having a police escort running red lights in SE Washington while we blasted the track from a PA system rigged to the process trailer. The neighborhood embraced the track (and our production) coming out on the streets and sidewalks to greet the godfather of Go-Go himself. This was also the last project we shot on film.
Part of a video series for FIAT. FIAT 500s were customized for SEMA. TSF tells the transformative story to gear up for this popular event.
A state-wide campaign to raise awareness on the causes of most highway related fatalities.
Chrysler wanted to craete a motion graphics driven video to support their campaign against texting and driving. Txtul8r is a term they developed for the campaign as an autoresponder people could incorporate into their smartphones.