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Monday Odds and Ends

-The Art Directors Club has extended the deadline for the Tomorrow Awards, which will be judged by the likes of Naked CCO/partner Fernanda Romano and Twitter VP of global brand strategy, Joel Lunenfeld, to August 23. link

–Sister production companies Directorz and Lucky Twenty-One have welcomed Anita Olan as executive producer in Los Angeles.

-New Orleans-based Peter Mayer Advertising has brought on FKM alum Veronica Moss as an account supervisor.

-Report: Yahoo media head Mickie Rosen is leaving the Silicon Valley online giant. link

-The above clip from Dublin-based Antidote Films and director William Armstrong promoting Irish music festival Electric Picnic takes us back to the mid-90s for some reason.

-New Draftfcb New York ACD Nathan Phillips sits down for a Q+A, complete with MC Hammer photo-opp. link

-L.A.-based design, production and branding studio Picture Mill has added Chad Feeback as executive producer.

-IGT Media Holdings has been named media buying AOR for South Florida’s Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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And Now, a Jaguar ‘Test Ad’ That Cost Nothing to Make

 

So, this is apparently how you make a Jaguar “test ad,” minus the money to fund it as well as the car itself. This clip called “Poem” comes to us from a 26-year-old producer-turned-director named William Armstrong, who spent $0 to make it but landed a spot anyways on the Young Directors Award shortlist at this year’s Cannes Lions. We figured we’d give the up-and-comer a brief nod considering the circumstances behind the creation of “Poem,” which for some reason reminds us a bit of W+K’s “Go Forth” concept for Levi’s (or maybe that Jim Beam ad starring Willem Dafoe) and features a dead ringer for the old man from Home Alone. At the very least, you killed 60 seconds of your life. Your move, Spark44.