Declared is a 7-episode docu-series that follows four NBA prospects as they work with skills trainer Chris Brickley to prepare for the 2019 NBA Draft. From the NBA Combine and team meetings to draft night and Summer League, we get an inside look at the pressure and anticipation that comes with entering into the NBA.
The series is available exclusively on ESPN+
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. DA Yirgou | Production Company. Matte Films | Network: ESPN
In support of Prada’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection launch we created Summer Odyssey - a film broken into 4 chapters. Follow us from moody motel rooms, through vibrant diners and arcades, to Miami’s iconic oceanside.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz & River Myers | Director. Amber Grace Johnson | Agency. Matte Projects
The second film from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Skate Kitchen is an intimate look at the lives of an all-female skate crew that feels like a mix of KIDS and GIRLS. The film stars Rachelle Vinberg and Jayden Smith, and premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival.
Line Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Crystal Moselle | Production Company. Pulse Films
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In collaboration with Vox Media for Curbed.com, we set out in search of some of the most architecturally intriguing homes in the country. This series marked the first step into non-traditional advertising for Jeep: celebrating the new, luxurious Grand Cherokee Summit and the all-terrain Trailhawk.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. William DeSena | Stills. Julien Tell & Stian Rasmussen | Agency. Vox Media
Long Live the King is the story of LeBron James: his upbringing in Akron, Ohio, his high school career under the speculation of the entire country, his rise to the top of his professional career, and the relationships he's kept and fostered along the way.
This is the story of the bond of family, dedication, and the work ethic that lifted LeBron James to becoming the man he is today.
The film was released on Uninterrupted, and has garnered praise across multiple media outlets and publications.
Line Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. DA Yirgou | Production Company. Matte Projects
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As an extension of Oliver Peoples’ 2018 campaign, In Conversation offers an intimate glimpse into the lives of five creative professionals in New York, Paris, Miami and Los Angeles. The films were released on The Nowness and will be playing on loop in New York’s Times Square throughout the fall and winter of 2018.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Ivan Olita | Production Company. TBA Films | Agency. Bravò
A young French filmmaker is devoured by envy and narcissism while working at New York Fashion Week. He loses all sense of self-identity as he starts to transform into something he believes the world desires.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. William DeSena | Production Company. TBA Films & Matte Films
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In celebration of their 100th anniversary, the Haute Joaillerie Gala commemorated a momentous milestone for Cartier. We captured the event across multiple mediums including a series of films, photographs, live streams, time lapses and a full social media takeover.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Maxime Quoilin | Stills. Johanna Siring & Jackie Lee | Agency. Matte Projects
Can't Stop, Won't Stop is the story of Bad Boy Records. From its modest beginnings, through its explosion into the mainstream in the 90s, Bad Boy has become one of the most iconic names in hip hop.
The film follows Sean "Diddy" Combs (aka Puff Daddy) as he assembles an all-star lineup for a 20th Anniversary Bad Boy reunion show in New York City. Intercut with archival footage and interviews, we witness Puff trying to bring together artists who haven't performed in decades, haven't spoken to each other, have become pastors or ministers, and some who have been imprisoned - all within the two-week span leading up to the show. The film takes you into the homes of many of these performers, to the massive rehearsal space in Pennsylvania, and finally culminates at the Barclay's Center in NYC for the Bad Boy Family Reunion.
The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2017 and is available on iTunes.
Line Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Daniel Kaufman | Production Company. Live Nation
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In collaboration with Wednesday Agency, Art Partner and Good Company we shot product stills and video for the first-ever Louis Vuitton men’s fragrance collection. Each bottle had its own concept and approach set in a far-away destination - from the red sand storms of Mars to an explosion in outer space.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Photographer/Director. Anthony Cotsifas | Production Company. Good Company | Agency. Wednesday
Winner of the 2017 Cannes Silver Lion award, Believe Your Eyes is an immersive, 4D visual experience created for Samsung by Punchdrunk International, creators of Sleep No More.
Shot in a room built to exactly match the one it would be exhibited in, Believe Your Eyes is the perfect marriage of virtual reality and theater. As characters reach out toward you in the video displayed in your headset, actors who were secretly placed in the room reach out and grab you in real life - timed precisely with cues in the video. They interact with you, spin you around in your chair to reveal different scenes, and take your headset off at the end of the video to reveal the climax taking place in the room in front of you.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Hector Harkness | Stills. Johanna Siring | Production Company. The Endless | Agency. PMK
We recently produced Moët & Chandon’s major seasonal content. The campaign was centered around specific moments of peak sales - from Mothers Day to July 4th, from Thanksgiving to Christmas - with the aim of creating a collection that would sustain brand communication throughout the year.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Photographer. Marius W. Hansen | Agency. Matte Projects
For Covergirl's new #IAmWhatIMakeUp campaign, we shot with Amy Deanna - Covergirl's first-ever model with vitiligo. The commercial has garnered praise from a number of publications, including Cosmopolitan magazine, who called it "a huge move toward making the beauty industry more welcoming".
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Amber Grace Johnson | Agency. Droga5
Long Nights Short Mornings follows James (Shiloh Fernandez) on his romantic endeavors with seven women on seven different nights. Each chapter of the film, named after each of the seven women, reveals something more about James' character, leaving you wondering whether he is looking for love or running away from it.
Line Producer & UPM. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Chadd Harbold | Production Company. Last Pictures
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Get an inside look at the the Gigi Hadid for Vogue Eyewear 2019 collection. From mood boards and stylistic inspiration, to material sourcing and color choices, each frame in the collection was co-designed by Gigi herself and inspired by her favorite places in New York City.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Photographer: Lewis Mirrett | Production Company. TBA Films | Agency. Bravò
Ghost Team is the story of Louis (Jon Heder), a print and copy shop owner, who always knew he was destined for something great. Obsessed with all things paranormal, Louis discovers an old decrepit farm that may just be his ticket out of his everyday routine. He assembles a rag-tag team of paranormal investigators including his depressed best friend Stan (David Krumholtz), his misfit nephew (Paul Downs), the local cable clairvoyant (Amy Sedaris), beautician (Melonie Diaz) and security guard (Justin Long) to find out exactly what's going on at the farm.
Shot almost entirely with lanterns, flashlights, and other practicals, Ghost Team seamlessly blends elements of horror and comedy into one thrilling adventure.
The film was acquired by The Orchard, had a limited theatrical run in major cities across the United States, and is available on iTunes.
Co-Producer & Line Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Oliver Irving | Production Company. Tandem Pictures
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We collaborated with Jay Ellis, Alice Gao, Patrick Janelle, and Natalie Lim Suarez to create unique vignettes of their very own Grey Goose holiday parties, released on their individual instagram accounts. Happy holidays, drink up!
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Tobias Nathan | Stills. Sam Wallander | Agency. Nike Communications
Filmed during their three-night, sold-out residency at the historic Apollo Theater, this hybrid docu-concert film features the late great Sharon Jones, Charles Bradley and the rest of the Grammy-nominated Daptone Records family.
The film premiered at the 2017 LA Film Festival and is available on iTunes.
UPM. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Jeff Broadway & Cory Bailey | Production Company. Valentine Street Productions
Jet-setting across the world, we used VR to give the viewer a immersive 360 degree glimpse into the world of a platinum card member. From the Rosewood Mayakoba resort in Mexico, to the Edition Hotel Spa in Miami, to Eleven Madison Park in New York, the viewer gets to explore the benefits of the American Express Platinum experience without having to leave their seat.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Duncan Ransom | Production Company. The Endless | Agency. PMK
When Dodgers fan Juan Catalan is wrongly accused of killing a young woman, he turns to an unlikely source to help prove he was at a baseball game with his daughter at the time of the murder: footage from the HBO comedy Curb Your Enthusiasm, whose crew was filming an episode at Dodger Stadium that day.
The film premiered at the 2017 Telluride Film Festival and was acquired by Netflix. It is available for streaming here.
UPM. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Jacob LaMendola | Production Company. Hayden 5
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Tom Ford transformed the Park Avenue Armory into a plush pink wonderland for their Spring/Summer '18 runway show. We captured the entire buildout leading up to the show with motion-controlled time lapse cameras, and delivered a runway film and stills the night-of for the Tom Ford website and instagram account.
Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Derek Fearon | Stills. Lewis Mirrett & Julien Tell | Agency. Matte Projects
Based on An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge, the short story by Ambrose Bierce, The Exit Room is a post-apocalyptic twist on a classic tale. The film follows Joseph, an imprisoned journalist, as he tries to escape impending death to see his wife and baby again.
The film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, and went on to screen at other festivals including Telluride and Woodstock Film Festival.
Co-Producer & Line Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Todd Wiseman | Production Company. Hayden 5
Based on the original short story by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Foster Portfolio is an offbeat, mid-century tale about a rookie investment counselor who discovers that his penniless client is hiding a million-dollar inheritance in order to conceal a strange, double life.
The film premiered at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, won Best Short Film at the San Diego International Film Festival, Honorable Mention for Best Narrative Short at the Woodstock Film Festival, and went on to screen at dozens of other festivals around the country.
Consulting Producer. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Danielle Katvan
The morning after a blizzard, Antony, a 9 year old boy, spends the day exploring the snow-covered city. After leaving home by himself to go sledding in Central Park, he realizes he doesn't have the money to return home. Making his way back on foot, his ideal day turns into an unexpected challenge.
UPM. Tyler Ben-Amotz | Director. Lucien Smith | Production Company. Calavera