Deutsche Bank Jan19

Deutsche Bank

Produced, directed, shot and edited this series of videos profiling DB executives.

Oberland Sep29

Oberland

Oberland (brain child of legendary ad-man Bill Oberlander) specializes in campaigns for companies making a positive difference in the world. The agency has turned to Uprising Productions many times to tell their client’s stories in a compelling, provocative way. Projects include Endeavor. Produced, Shot, Directed, Edited CSH. Produced, Shot, Directed, Edited Barclays. Produced, Shot, Directed, Edited...

Two Effie Awards! Jun10

Two Effie Awards!

Proud to announce my work on the NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) campaign won two Effie Awards in the Health Care category.

Endeavor Nov11

Endeavor

Endeavor is a global network of mentors helping entrepreneurs in emerging markets change lives in their region and the world by helping them create jobs, expand industries and mentor others. Endeavor needed a video profile of Globate, the first Endeavor Entrepreneur company to be listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Working with the Oberlander agency, we created a highly personal film that tells a very unlikely success...

New York Times Covers NAMI Spots Oct10

New York Times Covers NAMI Spots

I recently produced and directed a series of spots for JWT and their client NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness. The campaign was covered by The New York Times. Here is part of that article: From The New York Times Advertising Section A Campaign Urges Listening to Those Torn by Mental Illness By ANDREW ADAM NEWMAN Published: October 1, 2013 … As for shooting in black-and-white, and how tightly the director, Mr. Stevenson, focused on the subjects’ faces, Mr. Lenn said it suited the subject matter. “We wanted to strip away the artifice,” Mr. Lenn said. “This is a serious, life-impacting subject, and the more intimate and sincere the stories, the more we’re going to feel an affinity for the cause.” Carol Cone, co-author of “Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding” and managing director for brand and corporate citizenship at Edelman, the public relations firm, was struck by the commercials… Ms. Cone said. “They’re riveting.” Here is a link to the campaign Facebook page: http://iwilllisten.org/ And here are the spots:       Results: Measuring the impact of #IWillListen is extremely important to NAMI-NYC Metro. Initial internal impact can be seen through social media numbers. NAMI-NYC’s Facebook “likes” have quadrupled and Twitter following has doubled since the launch. Through strategic media outreach, #IWillListen was featured in over 300 news outlets, including The New York Times and Wall Street Journal, and has received thousands of “promises to listen.”Prior to the campaign, we surveyed the public on their perceptions on mental illness. While the results were not surprising, they were troubling. We found that mental illness is currently the most stigmatized condition in our country and that 4 in 5 people think that it is harder to admit to having a mental illness than any other illness. In order to measure the effectiveness of the campaign, we will reissue this survey 6 months and 12 months after campaign launch to track progress and...

All Our Sons Documentary

When two boys are murdered by the same man, their mothers’ unexpected alliance offers hope to victims and offenders alike.

Rolling Stone Profile

My portrait of author Rick Moody was featured in a double page spread.                      ...

Spamalot Digital Campaign

Before it was a multiple Tony award winning Broadway show, Spamalot needed to win over a hard-core fan-base that was anxious the show might not be true to the Python experience.

Photography

My editorial and fine art photography has appeared in publications such as Rolling Stone and featured in series such as Law and Order.

Theater Matters

THEATER IS THE ART of communal storytelling Theater Matters is about the vital role AN AUDIENCE plays in the creation of art in the moment.   Trailer Theater Matters Trailer from Mark Stevenson on Vimeo.     Episode 1 – David Simpatico Part 1 Theater Matters – David Simpatico pt 1 from Mark Stevenson on Vimeo. Theater Matters Ep 1d – Peter from Mark Stevenson on Vimeo. Episode 1.5 – David Simpatico Part 2 Theater Matters – David Simpatico pt 2 from Mark Stevenson on Vimeo. Theater Matters – Richard Masur from Mark Stevenson on...

Reunion Short Documentary

Two Vietnam POW vets are reunited after 43 years.

Croton Tigers Social Campaign Sep12

Croton Tigers Social Campaign...

Our local football team (disclosure: my step-son is quarterback) needed to raise money for some specialized equipment that the budget didn’t cover. We created a GoFundMe page that has already raised almost $4,000. Not bad for a small town with a team in “rebuilding” mode ; )   Mood Video   Team Overview   Funding Ask   30 Second Spot GoFundMe...

LIL’LARRY and the SQALL at Lucy’s Lounge...

Concert video for America’s most beloved white blues band.

Christies Real Estate Sep30

Christies Real Estate...

Selling a private island requires the personal touch. Post Road Media turned to us to produce this intimate look at a one of a kind location for their client Christies. Produced, Directed, Shot and Edited by Mark...

Stained Glass Artist Fabio Pizzol Jun10

Stained Glass Artist Fabio Pizzol...

What do a famous Italian glass blower and a middle school in Connecticut have in common? Watch the video and find out! For Costal Connecticut...

American Idol Hopeful Returns Home May04

American Idol Hopeful Returns Home...

Guilford Connecticut welcomes back hometown hero Nick Fradiani in today’s huge celebration.

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off Apr30

Wheels of Controversy: Food Trucks Square Off...

Food trucks have proliferated in Madison, CT—and everywhere else. But is this a boon to small business or a community eyesore? People are divided. We took to the streets to take the pulse…and maybe grab a couple of tacos.