Ad agency Grey and client 3M turned once again to long-time collaborator, production company Twist, for a new commercial for Scotch-Brite™. After collaborating on numerous commercial spots with TwistDirector/DP Rich Michell over the past several years; the storyboards for this new Scotch-Brite™ spot clearly required the comedic talents of nationally renowned Twist Comedy Director Matt Pittroff.
"I was really excited to work with Grey on this project and to be a part of brave direction for 3M," details Director Matt Pittroff. "It was a job that demanded a ton of preparation and constant communication with the agency. Grey's relationship with 3M is long-standing; and, in this day and age, those relationships must be coveted. I think we did a great job of honoring the Agency/Client process while pushing the creative as far as we could. Comedy is uncharted territory for the brand and we, as a creative team, wanted to make sure that this wasn't the first and last time. I am really proud of the work, and hope that the 'Listeners' live on. I can see Heather now, chasing down an unsuspecting sponge shopper in her senior scooter while Steve, her trusted boom guy, aimlessly records the sound of soup cans."
Twist Executive Producer Amyliz Pera, based in New York, has collaborated with 3M on numerous commercial campaigns with several of her Directors. "3M and Grey have really done a great job of creating a contemporary look and feel to their work, which reflects the innovation of their brand," she says. "Since Twist Director Rich Michell was part of that with his table-top and people work, we knew Matt Pittroff would be a perfect fit as a comedy Director — to carry the torch but add humor.
Most people usually don't think of comedy Directors as placing a high priority on visual style, but Matt is rare. He has just the right amount of OCD, and places a lot of emphasis on cultivating the right look and tone. He has thought about every item put in front of his camera. I would shop at his supermarket, if he ever wanted to open one."
–SHOOT Publicity Wire