TRUST Trivia: Wes Anderson

Already a pillar of contemporary American cinema, no less proclaimed as “the next Martin Scorsese” by Martin Scorsese himself, Wes Anderson has in the last fifteen years created an distinct oeuvre that is as airtight and personal as it is expansive and inclusive. From his earliest feature “Bottle Rocket,” which not only introduced the world to the brothers Wilson (Owen and Luke), but was also penned by Owen and Wes, to his most recent work “Moonrise Kingdom,” Anderson has continuously pushed further into his insular-but-recognizable style, creating diorama-like character pieces that exude the confidence of a filmmaker who loves what he does and the movies he makes. While having directed only 11 titles – which is by no means a small feat – Anderson has remained true to his fans and critics alike, delivering what can only be considered a “Wes Anderson” type of film – honest, deceivingly-complex and human (and sometimes animal) stories – time and time again. Interestingly, his directorial style has been employed to great effect in the advertorial space, having directed and starred in commercials for American Express, Ikea, Stella Artois, Hyundai, Sony and more. While his movies don’t scream of commerciality, his distinct eye and flair for the humorously restrained and constructed translate well to the short, sweet punch of a impactful campaign spot. Check out some of his best advertorial work below:

Wes Anderson for SoftBank (Japan) starring Brad Pitt (2008)

Wes Anderson/Roman Coppola and Mother NY for Stella Artois (2010)

Wes Anderson and McCann Worldgroup “Made of Imagination” spot for Sony (2012)

Wes Anderson and BBDO for AT&T (2007)

Wes Anderson and Crispin, Porter + Bogusky for Ikea (2002)