Bicoastal and London-based production company Park Pictures encourages eligible voters to step up to the polls for those too young to do so in a moving new election PSA for The Democratic Party’s #IWillVote campaign, “Vote For Me.”
Helmed by Emmy-winning director Lance Acord and co-written by Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg, the spot demonstrates how political issues directly affect kids – some of whom tell their stories in the spot. One child worries she will lose her life-saving medicine; another fears being ripped from her parents; and a third has memorized the best way to run from a school shooter. Each young person talks about a cause close to their heart, but none of the participants can vote in the upcoming election. Rather, they implore the viewing audience to cast their ballots with their interests in mind, as The DemocraticParty pleas for viewers to vote for the future of America.
Lance Acord has become one of the industry’s most sought-after talents for emotionally-stirring work with worldwide social and cultural impact. Most recently, Lance Acord co-directed with Oscar-winning Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki and Christian Weber–two further signed Park Pictures directors–the landmark Nike commercial “Dream Crazy,” featuring Colin Kaepernick.
Director/DP: Lance Acord
EP: Jackie Kelman Bisbee
EP/Producer: Caroline Kousidonis
Head of Production: Anne Bobroff
Creative Director/ Co-Writer: Eric Hirshberg
Co-Writer: Chris Ribeiro
EP: Esther Perls
Producer: Jamie Ostrobe
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Editor: Zoe Mougin
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.