Award-winning director AG Rojas, represented by Park Pictures, drops the music video for Kamasi Washington’s latest single “Street Fighter Mas” from Washington’s new album Heaven and Earth. Rojas dives into Washington’s psychedelic modern jazz world once again, pairing the musician’s larger-than-life instrumentation with a visual narrative pitting Kamasi against his nemesis in a round of the classic video game Street Fighter. The video begins with our “hero,” Kamasi himself, setting out on a journey to find a worthy Street Fighter opponent, and ends with an epic battle against his newfound rival, Combo Fiend. The album Heaven and Earth was released on June 22, 2018.
AG refined his career as a music video director, working with artists such as Jack White, Spiritualized, Purity Ring, Gil Scott-Heron, Kamasi Washington and Emeli Sandé. AG’s incredible ability to create stunning, poetic and cinematic imagery, as well as his creative ability to construct unique narratives, separates his work from his peers. Among his many accolades, AG won the award for Best New Director at the 2012 UKMVA’s, as well as Best ￼Indie Rock video for Spiritualized’s “Hey Jane.” His video for Jack White was ￼nominated for Best Rock Video at the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards. Since signing with Park Pictures, AG Rojas has directed spots for Apple, Gatorade, and the Duracell spot, “Trust Your Power” with Derrick Coleman, which became a viral sensation leading up to the 2014 Super Bowl, reaching over 22 million views on YouTube, among other branded works.
In 2017, AG earned his first DGA nomination for the spots: S7 Airlines’ “The Best Planet” for Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam, and Samsung’s “The Snail” out of Leo Burnett USA.
Production Company: Park Pictures
Director: AG Rojas
Executive Producer: Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Dinah Rodriguez
Line Producer: Jeremy Hartman
DP: Rina Yang
Production Designer: Kyle David
Styling: Alice and Louie Clothing
Costume Design: Tatiana Valentin
Hair / MU:
Gaffer: Scott Khuu
Key Grip: Chris Bauer
Hair / MU: Liana Mizradeh
Editor: Zaldy Lopez / Exile
Color: Gregory Reese / The Mill
Special Thanks: Banch Abegaze + Alex Fisch
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
Park Pictures has earned the highest accolades for their international work, including an Oscar, an Emmy, and numerous Cannes Lions. Nominated three times, Lance Acord and Park Pictures won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial for Apple “Misunderstood.” Known for their story-driven film work, Park Pictures has been selected for Creativity’s “Production Company A-List” for nearly ten consecutive years. In 2015, co-founder Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee was selected for the 2015 Cannes Lions Film Craft jury and Advertising Age’s prestigious ‘Women to Watch’ honor.
After winning an Academy Award in 2010 for the company’s first narrative film, live-action short The New Tenants starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Park Pictures founded the Park Pictures feature division, headed by Producer Sam Bisbee, Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord. Park Pictures Features has produced ten feature films, nine of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Park Pictures showcased three films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, including the closing night movie Hearts Beat Loud, the Sundance Next Fest program film An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, and the documentary feature The Sentence. The Sentence especially resonated with attendees and earned the annually-coveted Audience Award. Hearts Beat Loud, starring Nick Offerman, recently sold to Gunpowder & Sky for U.S. distribution and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for international distribution, and The Sentence was acquired by HBO for US television and streaming rights.