MISSISSIPPI PUBLIC BROADCASTING: Job Hunter
I served as a writer, associate producer and a director on the first season of Job Hunter,
a television series produced by Mississippi Public Broadcasting. The show profiles various industries throughout the state and showcases the wealth of career opportunities available in each field. The show has won multiple awards—one even garnered an Emmy nomination—and I continue to be involved as a writer on upcoming episodes. Contractually, I'm unable to post them here, but you can learn more about the show and view clips & episodes by clicking on the link below.
BAPTIST HEALTH SYSTEMS: Bernard!
Baptist Health Systems wanted to produce an educational video to prepare children for surgery. Together with art director Joe Barnes at GodwinGroup and commercial director Jim Smith at Key of Blue, I wrote and produced this video featuring their longtime hospital puppet, Bernard—brought to life by professional puppeteer Keri Horn. Surgery can be a frightening process for a child. This video uses brightly colored numbers and lots of repetition and repetition and repetition to walk them through the entire process in an engaging and entertaining manner.
Watch "Bernard: Surgery 1-2-3" Video (9 min)
HORNE LLP: College Recruitment Video
HORNE LLP, is a different kind of accounting firm. They're anti-necktie, pro-fun and every bit the polar opposite of every accounting firm I've ever had experience with
. As a result, they want to hire people as "different" as they are – people who will fit in with their unique corporate culture. I wrote and produced this college recruitment video to help put that the idea of "different" into the heads of college students—on a rather low budget. Enjoy!
Watch HORNE's College Recruitment Video (4 min)
BONUS MATERIAL! Early Animation/FX Test Spot
HANCOCK BANK: Branding Campaign
When Hancock Bank asked my creative team at GodwinGroup
for television spots to galvanize its branding campaign, I wrote the following spots to communicate the bank's commitment to small businesses and local communities. The spots were a true team effort. Special thanks to my art director Patrick Leary and broadcast producer Jay Losset at Godwin as well as director Peter Petro at Cavu
and animator Mathew Beale at TrinitiFX
Watch Hancock Bank "Small Business" TV (:30)
Watch Hancock Bank "Consumer" TV (:30)
ARKANSAS HEART HOSPITAL: Branding Television
Arkansas Heart Hospital came to GodwinGroup
wanting to communicate their extreme commitment to family, embodied by their specialty, their attitude toward healthcare and their unlimited visiting hours. With the help of art director Joe Barnes, I wrote the following spot which had to be produced on a rather a tight budget. I thought it turned out rather well and hit all the points the hospital wanted to communicate in a heart-warming, family-centric way.
Watch Arkansas Heart "Every Heart Matters" TV (:30)
SOUTHERN MISS FOOTBALL: The Favre Spots
These are come cool old spots from 2002-2004. I co-wrote and co-produced them with my fellow GodwinGroup
writers Allan Carver
("Around the World" and "The Hole") and Tal McNiell ("Win a Date with Brett" and "Favre's Skybox"). They starred NFL All-Star Quarterback, Brett Favre, who graciously donated some time off from the Green Bay Packers to help his Alma Mater sell some season tickets. I got to catch a few passes from him during the "Around the World" shoot. He told me he wasn't going to pull any punches and I still caught all but one pass—and Brett admitted that it was a little off target. How cool is that? Production for the spots were lovingly donated by director Jim Smith at Key of Blue ("Around the World" and "The Hole") and director Philip Scarborough
("Win a Date with Brett" and "Favre's Skybox").