Newport Beach Film Festival

Play: The Power of Ideas

Agency: Garage Team Mazda


In the Newport Beach Film Festival trailer, “Play: The Power of Ideas," we see two divorcees completely lost in their own pattern of conflict as their little boy retreats to his toys. A jarring series of events quickly unfold in the outside world -- all seemingly triggered by the boy's imagination. "Play: The Power of Ideas" will open the festival and screen before each of the 350 films on this year’s program.

This professional campaign titled 'Play: The Power of Ideas' was published in United States in April, 2019. It was created for the brand: Newport Beach Film Festival, by ad agency: Garage Team Mazda. This Digital medium campaign is related to the Recreation, Leisure industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted over 4 years ago.


Advertising Agency: Garage Team Mazda, Costa Mesa, USA
SVP Creative Director / Writer: Melissa Webber
Creative Director / Writer: Daniel Bremmer
Chief Executive Officer: Michael Buttlar
Chief Creative Officer: Erich Funke
SVP Creative Director / Writer: Melissa Webber
Creative Director / Writer: Daniel Bremmer
SVP Director Integrated Content: Larry Struber
Account Director: Cory Sampson
Director of Project Management: Elizabeth CarrErnst
Art Producer: Jessica Mirolla
Director: Johan Stahl / REVERSE
Executive Producer/Founder: Thibaut Estellon
Producers: Larry Gold, Luigi Rossi
Director of Photography: Shelly Johnson / ASC
Costume Designer: Michelle Thompson
Production Designer: Nora Takacs
1st Ast Camera: Michael Martino
2nd Ast Camera: Gus Bechtold
Loader: Brendan Devanie
DIT: Nate Kalushner
Gaffer: Steve Kagen
SLT: Kyle Allinson
Best Boy Electric: Adam Lenee
Key Grip: Bob Babin
Best Boy Grip: Matt Malsbury
Grip: Seth Cole
Location Sound Mixer: Fernanda Starling
H&MU: Melissa Gwizdowski
FX Makeup: Marcel Banks
Wardrobe Assistant: Alison Holmes
1st Assistant Director: Chuck Henrey
2nd Assistant Director Gus Bechtold
Set Decorator: Sarah Sharp
Prop Master: Caitlin Laingen
Special Effects: Zac Knight
Production Manager: Porcelain Brisbon
Production Coordinator: Matthew Cheaton
Editor: Erwin Fraterman / jumP Editorial
Executive Producer: Therese Hunsberger
Producer: Natasha Sattler
Assistant Editor: Roy Herbert
Assistant Editor: Kristin Yawata
Apprentice Editor: Jill Sarao
Flame Artist: Thom Reimerink
Editorial Intern: Anja Boltz
Editorial Intern: Emily Kaberlein
VFX Supervisor: Grant Miller / Ingenuity
VFX Supervisor: David Lebensfeld
Sr Producer: Kieley Culbertson
VFX Producer: Brigitte Stanovick
VFX Producer: Kymberly Murphy
VFX Coordinator: Robert Cohen
Compositing Coordinator: Ashley Nizich
Compositing Supervisor: Zhe Chong
Compositors: Ben Stommes, Patrick Louie, Krisztian Csanki
CG Coordinator: Anna Harari
FX: Paul Baran, Kevin Pinga
Animations: Lucas Smarker
Layout: Viviana Torrellas
Senior Colorist: Stefan Sonnenfeld / Company 3
Executive Producer: Ashley McKim
Senior Producer: Katie Andrews
Senior Producer: Matt Moran
Mixer: Scott Burns / Juice Studios
Producer: Vanessa Carey
Executive Producer: David Gold / Yessian Music & Sound Design
CCO / Partner: Brian Yessian
Casting: Face In The Crowd Casting
Casting Director: Maryclaire Sweeters


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