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If it’s Spring, it must mean Awards Season is here again

The 2018 Marketing Awards kick off awards season Thursday, May 31st at the Carlu. Congratulations to all the finalists! A big shout out to Rooster Editors Dave De Carlo, Chris Parkins, Izzy Ehrlich, Marc Langley and Joey Whitelaw who have all worked on projects that are shortlisted.

Strategy Online’s 2018 Marketing Shortlists

Advertising Shortlist
Dave De Carlo – Edelman, “Rivolta: In The Head of a Hacker” for HP Studio
Izzy Ehrlich – Cossette, “Audition Tapes” for Public Mobile
Marc Langley – Doug & Partners, “Bring Back Wildhood” for Go RVing.
Joey Whitelaw – Taxi, “Meet Keith” for Sirius XM

Public Service Shortlist
Chris Parkins – FCB Canada, “Anything But Sorry” for Canadian Down Syndrome Society

Rivolta – Dave De Carlo, editor

“Audition Tapes” Club – Izzy Ehrlich, editor

Go RVing – Marc Langley, editor

Anything But Sorry – Chris Parkins, editor

“Meet Keith” Knocknock + Kathy – Joey Whitelaw, editor


Rooster Post Editorial Recognized At The Applied Arts Awards

It was a stellar showing at the Applied Arts Awards for Marc Langley who received not one, but TWO editing craft awards! Marc’s work for FCB’s Ontario Tourism “Where Am I?” campaign and Grip Limited’s KFC “Theatre” were both recognized. Another Langley project, “The Woman Who Can’t Lie” for National Canadian Film Day out of Leo Burnett was also singled out.

Other recognition includes:

Michelle Czukar for John St. and President’s Choice short film “Eat Together” was singled out in the Over 30 Seconds Film Category with nods in both the Craft Music and Branded Content categories.

Christina Humphries‘ collaboration on Salvation Army, “Poverty Isn’t Always Easy To See” for Grey Canada was recognized for Public Service/Charity – Single

A project edited by Izzy Ehrlich for DDB Canada and Dairy Farmers, “TV Dinner Pary” was recognized for Craft Cinematography and Craft Direction – Single.

Paul Proulx contributed to a campaign for Kia and Innocean that was recognized in the Experiential/Event – Series category.

Dave De Carlo‘s collaboration on “Lemonade Stand” with Leo Burnett for Yellow Pages stood out in the Advertising Non-Traditional Series category.

Congratulations to everyone whose work was recognized at Applied Arts. Click here to see the full list.

4 AICE Nominations for Rooster Editors

We don’t want to jinx things, but an early round of congratulations go out to our editors Marc Langley and Izzy Ehrlich, each with 2 nominations across 2 categories!

Marc’s work for FCB’s “Where Am I?” is nominated in the Montage and Best of Toronto categories while Izzy’s work for Nova Scotia Tourism and adidas are both nominated in the Regional Category.

Best of luck to all the finalists!

The 2017 AICE Award Show is May 11th in New York City.

AICE Nominations

Montage: “Where Am I?” 
Client: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation (OTMPC)
Agency: FCB

Best of Toronto: “Where Am I?”

Regional Campaign: “If You Only Knew” “Adventure” “History” 
Client: Nova Scotia Tourism
Agency: DDB Canada 



Regional Campaign:  adidas “New Speed”


“Where Am I?”

Client: Ontario Tourism Marketing Partnership Corporation
President & CEO: Ronald Holgerson
Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer: Lisa LaVecchia
Special Projects Manager: Debra Mansillo
Director, Brand Management and Consumer Marketing: Michelle Borthwick
Director, Digital Marketing: Julia Holliday

Campaign Title: Where Am I?
Agency: FCB Toronto
CEO: Tyler Turnbull
Chief Creative Officer: Jon Flannery
Creative Directors:
VP, Group Creative Director: Jeff Hilts
VP, Group Creative Director: Nancy Crimi-Lamanna
VP, Group Creative Director: Jeff Hilts
Senior Art Director: Rob Dean
Art Director: Cody Sabatine
Writers:VP, Group Creative Director: Nancy Crimi-Lamanna
Senior Copywriter: Dave Delibato
Copywriter: Joseph Vernuccio
VP, Management Director: Sunil Sekhar
VP, Business Director: Sarah Banks
Account Supervisor: Violet Karbalaei
Account Coordinator: Skye Gandy
Agency Producer: Rea Kelly
Agency Producer: Sumit Ajwani
VP, Operations: Kinga Karadi
Senior Project Manager: Michelle Simpson
Project Coordinator: Emily Watkin
Project Coordinator: Carly Roy
VP, Chief Strategy Officer: Shelley Brown
VP, Planning Director: Heather Segal
Senior Strategist: Anastasia Tubanos
Lead User Experience: Kristy Pleckaitis
Digital Strategist: Shelagh Hartford
Agency Videographer/Editor: Jorge Vasconez
VP, Director of Communications: Rob MacLean

Production Company: OPC
Executive Producer: Liz Dussault, Harland Weiss, Donovan Boden
Line Producer: Karen Harnisch, Marc Swenker
Director: Andrew Cividino,
DOP: James Klopko

Editing House: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Marc Langley
Executive Producer: Yumi Suyama
Assistant Editor: Eric Dubois

Transfer Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

Online Facility: Fort York VFX
Online Artist: Ernie Mordak
Online Assistant: Melissa Vasiliev

Music House: Silent Joe
Music Track Director: Jody Colero
Exec Producer: Jane Heath
Song: “Giant”
Composer: Bruce Peninsula arranged by Todor Kobakov
Engineer: Vlad Nikolic
Sound Design: Vlad Nikolic

“If You Only Knew” “Adventure” “History”

Client: Tourism Nova Scotia
Name of Commercial: If You Only Knew
Agency: DDB Canada
Executive Creative Director: Paul Wallace

Associate Creative Director: Craig Ferguson
Art Director: Rebecca May
Producer: Chris Webden

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Izzy Ehrlich
Assistant Editor: Taylor McWade

Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Wade Odlum

Finishing: Fort York
Lead Flame Artist: Ernie Mordak

Audio House: Grayson Matthews

“New Speed”

Client: adidas
Title: New Speed
Length: :15, :30, :45

Agency: Tribal Worldwide
Creative Director: Lionel Wong
Art Director: Dean Hamann
Copywriter: James Ly
Agency Producer: Stef Fabich

Production Company: Skin & Bones
Director: Adam Azimov
Cinematographer: Guy Godfree
Executive Producer: Tasha Litt
Line Producer: Joan Bell

Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Izzy Ehrlich
Assistant Editor: Taylor McWade

Colour Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Wade Odlum

VFX / Finishing Facility: Fort York
Online Artist: Ernie Mordak
Online Assistant: Melissa Vasiliev

Audio House: SNDWRx
Producer/Music Supervisor: Didier Tovel

Congrats To The ADCC Directions 2016 Winners!


The Advertising & Design Club of Canada celebrated creativity and the craft last night at Directions 2016 in Toronto. We’re honoured to have worked on many of the projects that were recognized last night.

Congratulations to all the winners, with a big shout out to editor Dave De Carlo. His work on the Special Olympics Canada Campaign, “There Is No Special Treatment” won several awards last night for GREY Canada with “Sport” winning a Silver for Editing. “Sport” was directed by Untitled Films’ Hubert Davis.

GOLD – TV Public Service, Campaign “There Is No Special Treatment”

Gold – TV Public Service, Single “Pool”

Silver – Film, Editing “Sport”

Marc Langley’s projects picked up several awards for agency Rethink, plus awards for Anomaly, and GREY Canada. Langley also won a Merit for in the Film category for Editing. Way to go Marc!

Gold –  Interactive Digital Installation “Global Beer Fridge” Rethink & Molson

Silver – Advertising, Experiential, Single “Rooftop Rink” Rethink & Molson

Silver – Film TV Single, 60 Seconds or More “Nic Sweat For This” Rethink & Sport Chek

Silver – Digital Integrated Campaign “Ladyballs” GREY Canada & Ovarian Cancer Canada

Merit – Film, Editing “The Chase” Anomaly & Responsible Gambling Council

Chris Parkins’ work also picked up a GOLD win for agency Leo Burnett. The film “Coming Soon” for client Raising The Roof won in the Public Service Advertising, Single category. Congrats Chris!

Colin Murdock’s work was recognized with a Merit award in Digital Design for Vikings: A World Revealed for agency Jam3.

Finally, congratulations to Untitled Films for winning Production Company of the Year and congratulations to everyone else whose work was recognized last night!

Congrats to Grey Canada For Their D&AD Impact Awards Black Pencil Win!

Impact AwardsCongratulations to Grey Canada and Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense In America for their Black Pencil win at the first-ever D&AD Impact Awards held in NYC. The D&AD Impact Black Pencil, widely regarded as the gold standard for excellence in creativity and business, was awarded to only two projects, one them being Grey’s “Taking Aim At Corporate America” campaign. Read more about the award show here. See the winning campaign here.

Paul Proulx cut Grey Canada’s acclaimed “Not Allowed” spot for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, directed by Spy Films director Tamir Moscovici.


The Lions Cut Loose in Cannes: Silver Lion for Grey Canada, Rooster and Untitled Films!

LadyballsA roaring big congratulations goes to editor Marc Langley, Untitled Film’s director Mark Gilbert and Grey Canada on winning Canada’s first Lion at Cannes 2016 for ‘Ladyballs’ and Ovarian Cancer Canada! Read the write-up in Marketing.

Rooster Post Production Aces The One Show & AICE Awards With 3 Wins

aice_awards_bw_logoAICE - PAULIMG_3505It was a triple play late last week! Starting Thursday night with the AICE Awards in Chicago, Rooster Post Production editors Paul Proulx and Dave De Carlo both picked up wins for editorial excellence.


Congratulations to Paul Proulx on his editorial public service award for Grey Canada’s Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, “Not Allowed”.

Congratulations also go out to Dave De Carlo for his editorial work, winning Best Regional Campaign for Special Olympics Canada. See the winners

One ShowFriday night at the One Show in New York City, the win was a Gold Pencil! Congratulations to director Tamir Moscovici, production company Spy Films, editor Paul Proulx and agency Grey Canada on their Gold Pencil win for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, “Not Allowed”. See all the One Show Winners