Newport Beach Film Fest revisits iconic movie scenes, with a twist

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The OC Garage Team Mazda agency provides local color, weaving concepts and dialogue from Hollywood classics into new storylines set in Newport Beach locations. The clips celebrate the 1992 originals in unexpected ways. They remind us that art can transcend time, space and commerce to enhance our shared experience.

The work targets the festival’s core audience, moviegoers and superfans, polishing well-known scenes often used in workshops and actor auditions to illustrate the event’s ties to the industry as a whole, a agency creative chief Steve Chavez told Muse.

Tool of North America director Erich Joiner shot the commercials with Oscar-winning cinematographer Claudio Miranda (Life of Pi). They created “the right balance between the original script, which we knew the audience would know by heart, and the changes that anchored us in the situation,” says Chavez.

Now in its 22nd year, the festival lasts eight days starting October 21.


Mazda Garage Team
Michael Buttlar – Chairman and CEO
Steve Chavez – Creative Director
TJ Bennett – SVP / Creative Director
Kurt Brushwyler – Associate Creative Director
Zak Masaki – Senior Artistic Director
Jessica Mirolle – Senior Artistic Producer
Jeff Perino – Executive Producer
Elizabeth Carr Ernst – Program Manager
Bart Kias – Director of Commercial Affairs
Kari Waz – Commercial Affairs

Production Company – NA Tool
Erich Joiner – Director
Dustin Callif – President
Nancy Hacohen – Managing Director
Laura Macauley – Senior Executive Producer
Joby Ochsner – Producer
Claudio Miranda – DP
Justin Trask – Production Designer
Editorial – Arcade Edit
Paul Martinez – Editor
Dean Miyahira – Assistant Editor
Kirsten Thonn-Webb – Senior Producer
Crissy DeSimone – Executive Producer

VFX – Wood
Lisa Houck – Executive Producer
Tricia Chatteron-Goldrick – Production manager
Ryan Dahlman – Production Manager
Brian Shneider – Flame Artist
Jon Lorenz – Graphic Designer
Adam Singer – Graphic Designer
Alice Cen – Flame Assistant

Photo credits :
Dana Hursey – Photographer
Represented by: WSW Creative

Andrea G. Henderson