defineModule( "directors", function( app, model, view ) { var selectedDirector; var Director = Class.extend({ init: function( name, bio, id, odd ) { = name; = id; = bio; this.selected = ko.observable(false); "director-", ); this.bioTemplate = "director-"; this.showProject = this.showProject.bind(this); this.closeProject = this.closeProject.bind(this); this.projectVisible = ko.observable(false); this.selectedProject = ko.observable(); this.loading = ko.observable(false); this.odd = odd; }, closeProject: function(){ this.projectVisible(false); }, showProject: function(id) { if( selectedDirector && selectedDirector != this ) selectedDirector.projectVisible(false); //this.projectVisible( !this.projectVisible() ); var self = this; app.loadResource("project",{ type:"GET", data:{ id: id }, success: function(project){ self.selectedProject(project); self.projectVisible(true); model.scrollToDirector(; } }) } }); model.directors = [ new Director( "Aaron Duffy", "

Aaron joined 1stAve in 2007, changing the landscape of the company. His first effort, Audi Unboxed<\/a>, garnered our first Cannes Lion while his work for Google Speed Tests<\/a> brought 7 more into the pride. In 2015, Aaron was named first out of the \u201c30 Most Creative People in Advertising Under 30\u201d by Business Insider<\/a>. His unique abilities can be seen in his short film for Rag & Bone<\/a> and Facebook Here Together<\/a>. Aaron\u2019s experimental and collaborative efforts are always geared towards making a human connection, regardless of technique, as can be seen in his Super Bowl spot, Google Parisian Love<\/a>, and his viral music video for OK Go<\/a>.<\/p>", "aaron-duffy", false), new Director( "Anthony Dickenson", "

As a director and cinematographer, Anthony\u2019s surreal, emotive work plus raw visceral style allowed him to capture the natural world in \"I am Water\"<\/a> and \"Just Like Us\"<\/a> for WWF. Anthony's love of cinematography and innovative camera techniques gave him a keen eye for working with many brands including Chubb<\/a> and DIESEL<\/a>. \"Where Next\"<\/a> for Transpennine Express transports us through many settings and shows Anthony\u2019s ability to capture motion in a natural, cinematic, and interesting way.<\/p>", "anthony-dickenson", true), new Director( "Arvind Palep", "

Sixes Last<\/a> and the 1stAveMachine<\/a> promo film from director and co-founder Arvind Palep caught the industry\u2019s attention for his fresh approach. Arvind combines cinema v\u00e9rit\u00e9 with exquisitely designed and animated machines, both robotic and biological, like Ted<\/a>. The films garnered the attention of 180 Amsterdam, who commissioned his first commercial, Adidas Modular Man<\/a>. Arvind is currently creatively leading 1stAve\u2019s newly opened LA office, while working on his narrative projects, including his first feature film and the sci-fi short, ARVIND PALEP'S VISION FOR NYC 2050<\/a>.<\/p>", "arvind-palep", false), new Director( "Asif Mian", "

Asif\u2019s creativity is bold and unforgettable, from commercial work, to music videos, to sculptures, Castello<\/a> showcases Asif's abilities. Unbelievable to most that the magic was all in camera, we offer up the Castello BTS<\/a> as evidence. GILLETTE COPPER WIRE<\/a> is poignant for its sculptural use of design and the human form. Asif also has an uncanny ability to engage viewers with his unconventional choreography of camera, set and talent, which bring Moto Hint<\/a>, SONY<\/a>, SAMSUNG UNPACKING<\/a>, and CADILLAC<\/a> to life.<\/p>", "asif-mian", true), new Director( "Baz", "

Baz\u2019s work can be described as colorful and almost glitch-like in its aesthetic, embodying a generation raised on internet culture. He often blends fact and fiction, by casting non-actors and pushing narrative boundaries in his work like Les Brumes<\/a> and Rien Ne Sert De Courir<\/a>. His feature horror film, Game of Death<\/a>, follows a gruesome tale of seven friends who discover a game that makes them face their own mortality. For slightly lighter fare, check out adidas Tubular<\/a> and Facebook - A Place for All<\/a>.<\/p>", "baz", false), new Director( "Ben Steiger Levine", "

Warmth and wit are the pillars of Ben\u2019s portfolio perhaps best understood in the film Natrel - A Lactose Story<\/a>. Ben\u2019s recent work on Nintendo Labo<\/a> captures childhood imagination while Loblaws<\/a> tells a heartwarming tale of one family\u2019s evolution using seamless transitions. Ben\u2019s music video Beast<\/a> featuring a man formed entirely of bees was featured at the S&S New Director\u2019s Showcase. His recent collaboration with Martin Allais for Samsung<\/a> won a Bronze Lion Award at Cannes. It\u2019s worth checking out the BTS<\/a> of this project to understand the technical feat.<\/p>", "ben-steiger-levine", true), new Director( "Bob Partington", "

Bob\u2019s unconventional approach to invention, fine art, and engineering is apparent in everything he touches. His first project with 1stAve, Google Speed Tests<\/a> garnered four Cannes Lions and a few other prizes as well. His record-breaking World's Slowest Rube Goldberg<\/a> showcases a filmed chain reaction that took over six weeks from beginning to end. Bob's unique thinking has produced some great projects for Stella<\/a>, Apple<\/a>, Samsung<\/a>, Volvo<\/a>, and OK Go's The writing's on the wall<\/a>.<\/p>", "bob-partington", false), new Director( "BRUT", "

Brut, the mixed-media collective founded by 1stAve director Martin Allais, is a curated group of distinguished directors whose fresh and innovative approach hijack the imagination. Brut\u2019s team of directors runs the gamut of animation styles. Directing duo Makmac bring striking sculptural CG designs for Lapsus festival<\/a> and clients like Toyota, Zara and MTV. Dedo Ciego delivers a rhythmic, mixed-media approach in JMII\u2019s music video, Bailar<\/a>. Meanwhile 2D animation team, Device, brought to life projects for Spotify, American Express and John Carpenter's Favorite Music Moments<\/a>. Maliboo\u2019s handcrafted graphic masterpiece Un I Mig<\/a> serves as the perfect music video for the Catalonian band La Iaia and BLND\u2019s playful, aesthetic stop motion and illustration work for Google, Converse and Amazon Launchpad brings a tactile craft to the collective. Tavo is known for his strong visual combination of motion design and 3D art, he is considered a pioneer of his field and collaborated with Nike, Nissan, Inditex and so on.<\/p>", "brut", true), new Director( "D.A.D.D.Y.", "

D.A.D.D.Y. aka Mike and Enda, are comedy gold as their Daily Million<\/a> and more eccentric Simple Mobile<\/a> films attest. More than funny guys, their cinematic and sensitive sides permeate their beautiful film Bedtime Stories<\/a> and their quirky Susan\u2019s Morning Win<\/a>. In fact, these renaissance men are also the published authors of the serious scientific tomes, 100 Facts about Sharks and 100 Facts about Pandas, available from Amazon. Their latest effort is a feature length comedy starring Will Forte to be released in 2019.<\/p>", "daddy", false), new Director( "Dvein", "

Dvein is a two-headed animal \u2014 a collaborative duo that pushes the limits of live action and CGI storytelling. Directors Teo Guillem and Carlos Pardoa utilize their background in fine art and design to merge the physical with the digital, creating a seamless fusion that shines in their commercial work, including Jean Paul Gaultier\u2019s WELCOME TO THE FACTORY<\/a>, JEAN-PIERRE BRAGAZA<\/a> for River Island and Waso<\/a> for Shiseido. Their music videos GHOSTS<\/a> and MAGMA<\/a> showcase how this ability manifests in the creation of vivid, fantastic environments. At the heart of their work lies an experimental core which continues to evolve and develop, as evident in their independent short, WE WANDER<\/a>.<\/p>", "dvein", true), new Director( "Espadaysantacruz", "

Born in the halls of Universidad Complutense of Madrid in 2008, the Espadaysantacruz studio is the creation of Miguel Espada, Juan Santa-Cruz and Nerea Goikoetxea. They are a band of professionals with different backgrounds in the field of creative programming, visual arts, production design, filmmaking, and cultural curation. Their ability to weave visuals, craft and technology is best showcased in their piece WASO<\/a> for Shiseido and the McKinsey<\/a> brand film. Espadaysantacruz's work has traversed the creative spectrum from its impactful, high-profile BLIND CAP<\/a> for Samsung to Ford Max Motor Dreams<\/a> that earned them a Cannes Gold Lion in 2016 and 2017, respectively.<\/p>", "espadaysantacruz", false), new Director( "Jonathan Gurvit", "

After more than 10 years as an award-winning Creative Director, Jonathan Gurvit decided to start a new career as a director. His first spot HAIR CONDITIONER<\/a> earned him a Bronze Lion at Cannes. Fearless wit and courageous curiosity combine to create his recent work for Airheads<\/a> and his dark comedy, Teen Mom<\/a>. Jonathan has knack for bringing characters to life as seen in his hilarious YUZU<\/a>, the heart-warming piece for Mercedes<\/a>, and his depiction of the future in Cox\u2019s Gigablast<\/a>. Changing lanes, Jonathan joins the Marvel craze in his epic piece for the Renault Kwid<\/a> featuring the Incredible Hulk.<\/p>", "jonathan-gurvit", true), new Director( "Karim Zariffa", "

Karim's love of design and art direction breathe life into his work as seen in his film for Mobalpa<\/a> and the trippy CHOOS-THE-MANGO<\/a> featuring Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan. His series of work for Android Wear<\/a> pairs his impeccable design with creative camera movement adding a driving energy while Android Wear 2.0<\/a> demonstrates Karim\u2019s understanding of in-camera magic. Karim\u2019s latest work for Google Fi<\/a> takes his distinct look out of the studio and into the real world while adding an element of comedy.<\/p>", "karim-zariffa", false), new Director( "Marc Reisbig", "

Never one to be confined to a single technique, Marc seamlessly combines live action and CG in a unique mixed-media style as seen in his piece for DNB, Meet Trygve<\/a>. Marc\u2019s work for Elkjop, Paranoid<\/a> and Pulse Watch<\/a>, uses this combination to create a driving, frenetic energy for the brand. Meanwhile, Marc\u2019s Nordic sense of humor are on display in his mockumentary Working with Animals<\/a> and his silly stop-motion film for Frooti<\/a>. In his project for McKinsey<\/a>, Marc switches gears to develop a technical yet beautiful art installation.<\/p>", "marc-reisbig", true), new Director( "Martin Allais", "

Martin Allais early work is rooted in hand-painted cel animation. While traditional in technique, the results are anything but as seen in the colorful and contemporary, Oreo Wonderfilled<\/a> and IBM BONES<\/a>. Believing storytelling is technique-agnostic Martin takes on narrative storytelling in his animated VR piece, Battlescar<\/a>. The piece which stars Rosario Dawson is featured at Sundance New Frontiers and the Hollywood Reporter<\/a> says its in the top 10 of films not to miss at the Tribeca Film Festival. With mixed media, Martin tells a love story for Facebook Love<\/a> and creates a holiday message for Samsung<\/a>, the latter of these winning him a Bronze Lion.<\/p>", "martin-allais", false), new Director( "Mathery", "

Erika Zorzi and Matteo Sangalli comprise Mathery, an Italian design and directing duo that blends familiar objects with imaginative techniques and color, turning everyday life upside down. Their work explores original approaches to communication and expression through materials, a concept they illuminate in their work for Adyen<\/a> and their film FIBER AFFAIR<\/a>. Among their most renowned experiential pieces is the children\u2019s exhibition, Pastello - Draw Act, which re-imagines traditional drawing tools and processes. Mathery has had the honor of creating the opening film and photo campaign for the prestigious OFFF 2018 Film Festival. Most recently, Mathery has used their unique controlled color palette world for brands like Target<\/a> and Mega Ice Cream<\/a>.<\/p>", "mathery", true), new Director( "Maxime Bruneel", "

Bruneel's latest piece for Engie<\/a> is a celebration of the filmmaker's passions: choreography, unbridled human spirit and animation. The same could be said for his latest piece for Facebook<\/a> or his live-action music video for Mennen<\/a>. Irreverent and mesmerizing, Remember the Future,<\/a> is Bruneel's mixed-media mashup for Adidas Originals, featuring Kate Moss. No less transfixing or inventive is his now infamous promo for TT Diplo and Swick, Dat A Freak<\/a>, which he painstakingly rotoscoped each frame to create.<\/p>", "maxime-bruneel", false), new Director( "Morgan Harary", "

Morgan\u2019s passion for filmmaking began with his father\u2019s DV camera and has developed through years of experience as an art director winning numerous FWA\u2019s and other awards including 2 Cannes Lions and a One Show. His latest efforts directing at 1stAveMachine bring together CG, animation and live action into unique visually stunning pieces for Oreo - Cookie People<\/a>, Appy Fizz<\/a> and Dropbox<\/a>. His work also encapsulates the dreamy Sperry Southern Seas<\/a>, the cinematic State Farm - Slapshake<\/a> and highly stylized worlds for IZZE<\/a> and Motorola<\/a>. Recently, Morgan, in collaboration with Sprite produced a music video, That\u2019s the Mix<\/a>, featuring rapper KYLE.<\/p>", "morgan-harary", true), new Director( "Nico Casavecchia", "

Nico earned a Next Award for his World-Record setting, atomic film for IBM a A Boy and his Atom<\/a> in which he manipulated individual atoms to tell the World\u2019s Smallest Stop-Motion Story. Nico collaborated with Roman and Tomi to bring to life the acclaimed Sonos<\/a> campaign Nico\u2019s recent 360 film, Battlescar VR<\/a>, starring Rosario Dawson, was featured at Sundance New Frontiers was among the top 10 of films not to miss at the Tribeca Film Festival according to The Hollywood Reporter<\/a>. His film Buildings and Vampires<\/a> encapsulates a youthful innocence using animation while his work for Dropbox<\/a> inspires creativity with vivid mixed media filmmaking.<\/p>", "nico-casavecchia", false), new Director( "Nico Kasakoff", "

With an eye for a distinctly authentic, cinematic look, Nico\u2019s ability to direct talent can always be seen in his work. His repertoire encompasses a diverse range of genres, from quirky comedies for International Delight<\/a> and STELLA ARTOIS<\/a> to more emotive pieces such as Ford Curiosity<\/a>. Meanwhile, pieces like SIGNS<\/a> for Coca-Cola and MOVE YOUR BUTT<\/a> for Nike bring a sense of humanity and inspire action.<\/p>", "nico-kasakoff", true), new Director( "Roman Rütten", "

As a student of graphic design, Roman\u2019s work is a model for beautiful cinematography and aesthetic precision. Roman\u2019s Vision Express<\/a>, US Open<\/a>, and Reminisce<\/a> showcase his cinematic visual style and approach. Unison<\/a> for Brita demonstrates his mastery in working with liquids and technical skill directing the camera. Check out his other work, \u201cThe Journey\u201d for Lincoln<\/a> and the acclaimed Sonos<\/a> campaign, a collaboration with Nico and Tomi.<\/p>", "roman-rutten", false), new Director( "Sophie Gateau", "

Since Sophie Gateau\u2019s transition to directing from the fashion industry, clients ranging from TED<\/a>, Moen<\/a>, and Dunkin' Donuts<\/a> have sought out her innovative visual approach and charming tone. Her training in Architecture, Graphic Design, and Film Direction have endowed her with a special perspective on space and volume. Innovation is key to Sophie's aesthetic, which is apparent in her work for Adidas<\/a>, while her short film Suiveur<\/a> offers a fascinating character study alongside her trademark charm.<\/p>", "sophie-gateau", true), new Director( "Tim Brown", "

Bringing the dynamic energy of a music video background into the commercial world, Tim Brown\u2019s work for Izze<\/a> is a showcase of its seamlessness. Squarespace tapped Tim for their Build It Beautiful<\/a> Campaign, which along with Lincoln Motor Company<\/a>, and Bose<\/a> showcases Tim's passion for design. His keen eye for beautiful documentary style work shines through in his work for ETSY<\/a> and The Labour Train<\/a>, an op-doc featured in the New York Times, supported by the Pulitzer Center. Most recently, Tim teamed up with Stella Artois<\/a> to create a stunning zoetrope made of the brand's trademark chalices to help raise awareness of the global water crisis.<\/p>", "tim-brown", false), new Director( "Tomi Dieguez", "

Diverse and fearless, Tomi conquers in-camera live action tasks for Uber<\/a> and MOTO E<\/a>, fabulous graphics for Be Like Mike for GATORADE<\/a>, incredible CG in Toyota CH+R<\/a>, and a unique sense of humor with his work for Friendsky<\/a>. He even manages to combine all four in his charming piece with Atma<\/a>. Tomi also created an animated kids series Little Big Awesome<\/a> which premiered on Amazon in May of 2018. Tomi's most recent effort pairs him with RPA LA to show off HONDA PILOT<\/a> and 72andSunny on Sonos<\/a>.<\/p>", "tomi-dieguez", true), new Director( "Tronco", "

Founded in 2014 by Tomi Dieguez, Antonio Balseiro, and Lautaro Brunatti, Tronco was conceived as an audiovisual factory with a focus on experimentation. A specialist in mixed media, their projects fuse a wide variety of techniques -- from traditional 2D animation to stop-motion, 3D, photoreal CG, and even puppetry. Buenos Aires-based, their work for clients such as GATORADE<\/a> and Sonos<\/a>, showcase their ability to seamlessly integrate various mediums, while their work for Solar City<\/a>, Nintendo<\/a> and PANERA BREAD<\/a> feature their unique spin on traditional techniques.<\/p>", "tronco", false), new Director( "Tucker Bliss", "

Sought after for his effortless ability to tell brand stories and engage audiences in a humanistic way, Tucker has showcased the emotion and humor in everyday life for clients such as Bumble<\/a>, Tsingtao<\/a>, Sperry<\/a>, and Google<\/a>. At every turn, he creates honest and playful worlds that are inspired by real experiences. His films for Academy Sports<\/a>, and Monster Factory<\/a> dance around the earnestness of adolescence with a little bit of innocence, exploration, and captivating character transformations.<\/p>", "tucker-bliss", true), ]; function getDirectorById( id ) { return ko.utils.arrayFirst(model.directors, function(item) { return === id; }); } model.initialize = function(deeplink) { // If you need to preload anything additional do it here... // ...otherwise just set the percent loaded to 1 (100%) this.setPercentLoaded(1); }; model.scrollToDirector = function( uid ) { if( !uid ) return; var $t = $( "#"+ uid ), top = $t.offset().top, wh = $(window).height(), th = $t.height(); var scrollTo = top - ( (wh - th) / 2 ); $('html, body').animate({scrollTop: scrollTo},'fast'); } model.onDeeplink = function(deeplink) { model.scrollToDirector(deeplink[0]); } view.rendered.add( function(){ // Do any transitioning in you want to do... }); view.ended.add( function() { // Do any transitioning out you want to do... then call view.complete(); }); });