Executive Producer and Impact Producer, via his Grasshopper + Marks Productions banner, of PERCY, a scripted feature film starring Christopher Walken, Christina Ricci, and Zach Braff. PERCY is a true story about Canadian farmer Percy Schmeiser, who must battle corporate greed in order to save his family farm. The film was recently released in Canada, and acquired by Saban Films for release in the U.S.
Executive Produced documentary feature film BREWMASTER directed by Douglas Tirola ("Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: the Story of National Lampoon") about craft beer culture. The film premiered at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival and went on to play 30+ film festivals, and was released in select theaters nationwide. It is now available on demand including Amazon Prime, Amazon Video, iTunes, and Google Play The film was financially supported by iconic beer brand Pilsner Urquell, part of the MillerCoors craft beer portfolio, to celebrate its 175th anniversary, its role in beer culture, and as the originator of the Pilsner style of beer.
A brand-funded TV and Digital series from the producers of HOUSEHUNTERS INTERNATIONAL. Special aired on A&E's FYI Network, on both linear & digital platforms in Summer, 2019. Negotiated network distribution deal under a brand funded model, and brand partnerships with Bloomingdale’s, The Knot, Uber, & Spirits Network. Brand partners were given organic hero placement in the show, as well as exposure via an integrated social media, PR & events program to accompany launch. Delivered more than 2X ROI to brand partners for special run.
As brand producer, negotiated Norton's support and involvement in cybercrime movie and digital series from "CSI" creator Anthony E. Zuiker, distributed globally on Yahoo! and worldwide television, watched by a global audience of over 30 million. The series was translated into 10 languages, and released across 40 markets worldwide. Norton personnel served as cybersecurity expert consultants on the series, and its cyber Security Operations Center and other Norton brand elements were integrated throughout. Marketing extensions included ancillary content for repurposing on Norton brand-owned channels, a traveling Norton-branded CYBERGEDDON mobile truck tour, mobile game, show branding on-pack, in-store POP displays, social media campaigns, and more. The series was the recipient of an LA ADDY, a Streamy Award, and the International Emmy Awards Pioneer Prize in recognition of its innovative approach to storytelling.
Packaged/sold/produced renowned Super Bowl multi-platform advertising campaign, digital series, and pop culture phenomenon, underwritten by Reebok to promote their NFL apparel partnership. The campaign has been rated in the top 10 Super Bowl campaigns of all time (WSJ, CNBC). It was also winner of the Gold Lion, Cannes Advertising Festival, and winner of the Humor Category at the AICP Show.
Packaged/sold multi-year sponsorship of year-long emerging filmmaker competition, taking place at major film festivals throughout the year, including Cannes Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Tribeca Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival, with Chrysler brand and vehicles center stage. The winner of the competition received a million dollar production deal courtesy of production company Hypnotic, and Universal Pictures. The 1st year winning director, Jeff Wadlow ("Fantasy Island"), directed CRY WOLF the feature film based on his Festival winning short film entry "Living the Lie." CRY WOLF was released by Universal's Rogue Pictures, and went on to gross $32.5M+ in box office receipts worldwide.
*Projects shown were either produced under Marks Entertainment + Media banner, or were conceived by, packaged, produced, sold, and/or executed by Andy Marks.