In our formative years, Will, an aspiring magician, lined his teenage pockets by performing at kids’ birthday parties, while Jamie tended to ostriches at the local fair. Our lives changed, (mostly for the better) when we met in film school, where we combined our eclectic set of skills and headed south in an ’83 Buick LeSabre. Armed only with some 16mm film we survived encounters with well-meaning armed men, alligators and frequent vehicle breakdowns, emerging with a short comedy that screened at major festivals around the world — and was recognized as one of TIFF’s Top Ten.
We carried our love for comedy into the commercial world with the viral hit Catvertising, which quickly rose to #1 on the Mashable Global Ads Chart, received shout outs from Conan Obrien, Roger Ebert and Teddy Hilton (Perez's dog) and made Time Magazine's Top Ten of Everything list that year. Since then, we’ve helmed campaigns for brands like TD Ameritrade, Volkswagen, Tide, Renault, and Walmart (to name a few) accumulating numerous accolades at Cannes, the One Show Film Festival, the Webby Awards, the Clios, and the D&AD’s along the way.
By now our partnership has outlasted most marriages. We share a couple’s cell phone plan, and when necessary live in confined spaces together.