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F**k Cancer: Friends of Nate Naylor Exceed Fundraising Goal

Nate NaylorCreative director Nate Naylor, who’s worked at the likes of W+K Amsterdam and Modernista! during his career, was recently diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and some friends set up a fundraising page to help pay for his astronomical medical bills. The response has been very positive: with 74 days left, they have already surpassed their goal by almost $15,000.

The fundraising effort was organized by Chris McPherson, Scott Murphy, and Jeff Church, who report that Nate had surgery back in October and “is currently into his 4th treatment of Chemo.” McPherson, Murphy, and Church, however, remain confident that Nate will beat lymphoma, noting that Naylor is “tough as nails and his attitude has been upbeat.”

While Naylor faces a tough holiday season in the hospital receiving chemo treatments, he can rest assured that he has the support of friends and colleagues. And before you feel too sorry for the guy, remember that he dated Scarlett Johansson for awhile.

Update: The above comment was meant ironically, and intended solely to inject some lightness into a very depressing subject (and not, in any way, to make light of Nate’s condition). I apologize if this offended anyone, especially those close to Nate. We here at Agency Spy wish Nate all the best, and a quick and full recovery.

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Monday Odds and Ends

-Agency folks from the likes of Droga5, Razorfish, Firstborn, Goodby and more are among those who have made Forbes‘ “30 Under 30″ list. link

-SapientNitro was named Adobe’s Global Digital Marketing Partner of the Year for 2012. Sadly, no idea engineers rock out in this video that promotes the above pair’s relationship.

-Global production company Hungry Man added director Max Joseph to its roster.

-BBDO Toronto invites you to to “create the rainbow” and make your own commercial for Skittles. link

-Jonathan Lia, Brian Welsh and Ryan Heiferman have officially launched their New York-based prodco, GOODCOMPANY, which includes directors like Scarlett Johansson (yes, that one). link

-NYC audio post house Sound Lounge promoted Vicky Ferraro to EP.

-Sorry for sleeping on this last week, but it’s worth mentioning the ADC’s new call for entries campaign (above) created by New York-based Conquistadors Collective and involving the collaboration of five artists.

-Arnold/McCann alum Maggie Bergin joined the D.C. office of digital agency Sensis to serve as account director on its FDA anti-tobacco account.

Here’s a Behind-the-Scenes Look at Famous Footwear’s ‘Frozen Moments’

A couple of weeks ago, we posted the video for Campbell Mithun’s “Frozen Moments” slow-mo spot for Famous Footwear. Thanks to DP Vincent Laforet, we now have an inside look of how the production team created a snowy neighborhood this summer on a sound stage, set to a score of Pete Yorn and Scarlett Johansson.

Originally titled “Neighborhood,” the spot’s name was later changed to “Frozen Moments” in production. Surprisingly, all of the actors still look really good without the digital touch-ups of the final spot (woman: gorgeous, children: adorable, guy: hunky). And, while Spike Jonze’s slow-motion guy on fire doesn’t make a guest appearance, the production team seems to get along fine without him.

Stray observations:

:50 – The bespectacled Laforet is stared at by someone who looks exactly like Billy Bob Thornton.

1:12 – Laforet has an intimate moment with a walkie-talkie.

1:25 – A small child spots a man on a ladder.

1:33 – Camera equipment is heavy.

1:37 – The inevitable on-set nip-slip occurs.

1:42 – A look into the personalities of our male and female leads.