The quirky, anxious-looking men you see above are Matt Aselton, Marc Marrie and Mal Ward, who recently left Epoch Films to start up a new operation called Arts & Sciences. Ten-year directing vet Aselton had been with Epoch since 2004 and helmed notable spots while there including Old Spice “TV Doctor” and PepsiMax “I’m Good for TBWA\Chiat\Day LA as well as several Boost Mobile ads for 180 LA.
His partners-in-crime meanwhile had both spent ten years give or take at Epoch, with Marrie serving as producer and Ward as head of sales. The latter, who till take on the MD title at Arts & Sciences, says the goal of the new prodco “is to create a company of talented people with ranging interests and backgrounds to produce anything we have heart for.” Guess you don’t want to really paint yourself into a corner.
Anyhow, the Arts & Sciences crew, who named their shop after Hancock, Adams and Bowdoin’s 18th-century organization, have already gotten down to work, producing D&G’s Carl’s Jr. launch campaign as well as ESPN efforts for W+K and JetBlue for Mullen. Up next? A launch project for Toyota/Saatchi & Saatchi LA.