August 28, 2017 – How Do You Get Awards and Notoriety for Your Company

– AboveGrey Pictures article by Ezra J. Stanley

“How do you get awards and notoriety for your company?” a new and quite cool client asked me. And “How is your work so darn good?” I wanted to answer in basic monosyllabic form and in my Belizean creole “Jus mek eh gud no mon?!” or “Just make it good, right man?!”… [See more]

 

July 27, 2017 – Ezra J. Stanley on the 360 Bay Area podcast from The Ambassadors Circle!

“…We talk to actor/director Richard Harder, filmmakers Ezra J. Stanley and Michael Axtell, and sculptor Nemo Gould about the challenges of making a living as artists in a world that often discounts the importance of their work. These four artists are on their grind to bring their passions to life – and also hope to inspire you by expanding your worldview. Will you look up?” [Hear More…

 

 March 21st, 2017 – “Nyogon: together” documentary, Dreaming Monk Productions and AboveGrey Pictures form alliance with FilmHero!

“Today our founder got to welcome filmmakers of the film Nyogon to the FilmHero family! We took our meeting in the infamous Igloo at Runway Incubator can’t wait to share their amazing film with the world!” [see more…]

 

 

February 16, 2017 – Sharks vs Sharks!? AboveGrey Pictures’ tech client Toymail to hop into the Shark Tank tomorrow night only on ABC 9/8 C!”

 

 November 14th, 2016 – Documentary feature “Nyogon: together” receives Greenlight from Seed & Spark Campaign!

THANK YOU NYOGON COMMUNITY for supporting this film during the last several weeks — it’s been quite a ride! We’re thrilled to announce that we EXCEEDED the 100% funding goal on Seed&Spark, receiving the GREEN LIGHT to embark on post-production! [see more…]

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Ezra J. Stanley makes SHOOT Magazine’s Screenwork!

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September 20, 2016 – “Screenwork Delivers Great New Work & The Talent Behind It”

 

 

SHOOT Magazine – Director Ezra J. Stanley wins Best Commercial honor at HollyShorts Film Festival

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September 2, 2016 – LOS ANGELES – Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley, an alum of SHOOT’s 2010 New Directors Showcase, has teamed with producer Michael Axtell to win the Best Commercial Award at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival for Toymail’s “Pancakes.” This marks the second time Stanley has earned…[see more]

 

August 19th, 2016 – Auteur Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Win the Best Commercial Award for Toymail “Pancakes” at the HollyShorts Film Festival “The Cannes of Short Films!” (at Harmony Gold Theater)

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August 19th 2016 –  Behind the Scenes: Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Win the Best Commercial Award for Toymail “Pancakes” at the HollyShorts Film Festival “The Cannes of Short Films!” (at Harmony Gold Theater)

 

August 19th 2016 – Boothy Call with Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Winners of the Best Commercial Award for Toymail “Pancakes” at the HollyShorts Film Festival “The Cannes of Short Films!” (at Harmony Gold Theater)

 

August 19th 2016 – Behind the Scenes: Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Winners of the Best Commercial Award for Toymail “Pancakes” at the HollyShorts Film Festival “The Cannes of Short Films!” (at Harmony Gold Theater). With Director Mary-Lyn Chambers with Best Female Director Award.

 

 

August 11th, 2016 -Back home again at HollyShorts 2016! “The Cannes of Short Films!” Our Toymail “Pancakes” Commercial debuts August 16th at noon!

World’s amazing award winning films. We’re totally blown away!

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July 30th, 2016 – AboveGrey Pictures as grateful guests of the 2016 La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards! We met so many wonderful artists! Thank you festival producer Fred Sweet for loving our work and getting us out here, the LJIFFF staff, and the city and merchants of La Jolla.

Renata Zhigulina, Ezra J. Stanley, Michael Axtell

Renata Zhigulina, Ezra J. Stanley, Michael Axtell

 

July 29th, 2016 – My Producer Michael Axtell and me with model of Enait Dan’s Fairy Fight fashion film. (2016 La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards.)

Producer Michael Axtell and Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley with model of Enait Dan's Fairy Fight fashion film.

Producer Michael Axtell and Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley with model of Enait Dan’s Fairy Fight fashion film.

 

July 28th, 2016 – Animation World Network – HollyShorts Fest Announces 2016 Animation Lineup
 
Toymail “Pancakes” Commercial is an Official Selection at 2016 HollyShorts FIlm Festival among 400 of the world’s best short films. Plays in Kids Animation-Family Films block, Ezra J. Stanley’s cinematic “Pancakes” commercial screens along with Oscar winning animations “Bear Story”, Oscar winning “Manoman”, and Palm d’Or winner “Waves 98”!

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July 28th, 2016 – Animation Magazine – HollyShorts Details Animated Shorts Selections
 
Toymail “Pancakes” Commercial is an Official Selection at 2016 HollyShorts FIlm Festival among 400 of the world’s best short films. Plays in Kids Animation-Family Films block, Ezra J. Stanley’s cinematic “Pancakes” commercial screens along with Oscar winning animations “Bear Story”, Oscar winning “Manoman”, and Palm d’Or winner “Waves 98”!

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July 25th 2016 – Toymail “Pancakes” Commercial chosen as an Official Selection of the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival! World Premiere on August 16th at Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatres with Red Carpet and all! with Red Carpet and all!  Toymail Commercial Hollyshorts Poster

 

November 20th 2014 – “Thriller vs Deadmau5 ‘Alone With You’ or A Lesson in Video Sculpture – Lesson 1” to be projected through Laser Cat’s eyes on Manhattan Bridge with artists “Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, Banksy and David Lynch.”

September 19th 2014 – Congratulations to copywriter Kyle Schlinkert, the newest addition to the AboveGrey Pictures’ talent! After recently winning SF’s ADC All-Stars Portfolio Night…  – AboveGrey Pictures

June 5th 2014 – Laser Cat Beams Artwork All Over Barcelona, Spain! “Thriller vs Deadmau5 ‘Alone With You’ or A Lesson in Video Sculpture – Lesson 1” blasted through Laser Cat’s eyes all over Barcelona, Spain with artists “Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, Banksy and David Lynch.”

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May 14th 2014 – AboveGrey Pictures has another SHOOT Magazine’s World’s Hot New Director! Congratulations to Aaron Kodz selected as One of the World’s Hot New Directors by SHOOT Magazine for 2014. He will debut at the prestigious DGA, New York City on May 22…  – AboveGrey Pictures

April 9th 2014 – Laser Cat Beams Artworks Out of His Eyes  “Thriller vs Deadmau5 ‘Alone With You’ or A Lesson in Video Sculpture – Lesson 1” blasted through Laser Cat’s eyes on downtown buildings and the New World Center in Miami along with artists “Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, Banksy and David Lynch” at ADC’s Arts and Crafts Awards night.  – WIRED. UK.

April 9th 2014 – Laser Cat Projects the Work of Renown Artists Onto Miami Buildings  “Thriller vs Deadmau5 ‘Alone With You’ or A Lesson in Video Sculpture – Lesson 1” blasted through Laser Cat’s eyes on downtown buildings and the New World Center in Miami along with artists “Stefan Sagmeister, Milton Glaser, Banksy and David Lynch” at ADC’s Arts and Crafts Awards night.  – Design Boom

July 30th, 2012 – Video Artist, Director, Actor, Writer Ezra J. Stanley Addressed Garifuna Youth – Bronx, NY – The Board of Directors of The Garifuna Coalition is proud to announce..,

 

Program kick off via Skype with the Garifuna Coalition's Youth Leadership Development Program (Bronx, New York).

Program kick off via Skype with the Garifuna Coalition’s Youth Leadership Development Program (Bronx, New York).

Dumurei.com magazine honors Ezra J as first inductee to Outstanding Youth Wall of Fame! (2012)

Director Ezra J Stanley wins Best Commercial Award for Levi’s “Post-Mortem” at 2011 HollyShorts Film Festival, taking home $5K in post-production services from CO3! (Hollywood, CA)

AboveGrey Pictures' Alejandro Wilkins and Ezra J Stanley win Best Commercial Award for Levi's "Post-Mortem" at HollyShorts Film Festival (Hollywood, CA) 2011

AboveGrey Pictures’ Alejandro Wilkins and Ezra J Stanley win Best Commercial Award for Levi’s “Post-Mortem” at HollyShorts Film Festival (Hollywood, CA) 2011

HollyShorts, Blog – August 14th, 2011 – 3 Minutes with Ezra J. Stanley Writer/Director of  True Love

Press Photo Courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival. Director of Levi's "True Love".

Press Photo Courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival. Director of Levi’s “True Love”.

“Levi’s “True Love” Screens in Competition at 2011 HollyShorts Film Festival Sunday August 14th 10pm Laemmle Sunset 5 in Hollywood!” -SHOOT Magazine Publicity Wire

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Levi’s “Post-Mortem,” Levi’s “True Love” both Official Selections of the 2011 HollyShorts Film Festival! (Laemmle Sunset 5. Hollywood, CA)

Ezra J Stanley Selected as one of the World’s Hot New Directors by SHOOT Magazine (DGA New York, 2010)

 

 

Ezra J Stanley, SHOOT Magazine's World's Hot New Directors for 2010.

Ezra J Stanley, SHOOT Magazine’s World’s Hot New Directors for 2010.

SHOOT Magazine World's New Directors Showcase 2010 (DGA, New York)

SHOOT Magazine World’s New Directors Showcase 2010 (DGA, New York)

 

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Levi’s “Post-Mortem” wins Best Commercial at the 2010 Burbank International Film Festival, a consecutive win. (Los Angeles, CA)

Levi’s “True Love” wins Best Spec Commercial Runner-up at the 2010 BeFilm Festival (New York City).

Levi’s “Post-Mortem” wins Best Commercial at the 2009 Burbank International Film Festival. (Los Angeles, CA)

Age of Aggression “Mindscape” Music Video 1 of only 2 selected videos to premiere at the 2006 Hollywood Black Film Festival. (Hollywood, CA)

“A Love In Progress” Official Selection at the 2005 Alameda International Film Festival. (Alameda CA)

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