Picture Show directs, shoots and edits this Emmy Award-winning, nationally syndicated public television series. Each episode features retired NBC Feature Correspondent and renowned filmmaker Mike Leonard focusing his camera on what really matters -- those everyday moments that mark our days and become our life. inCommon features ordinary people making an extraordinary impact in locations across America, Africa, the Middle East, and elsewhere in the world. He weaves their wisdom, wit and wide-ranging music into each episode, honoring the simple greatness we all share.
Episode 10, "Crossroads" follows Mike as he retraces the steps of his grandfather's immigration from Ireland and ponders the questions of how a 19-year-old's decision to leave home at the turn of the 20th century affected his own life's journey.
Taken by the “If you build it, they will come” story of the Jerry Run Summer Theater, located in the remote Appalachian town of Cleveland, West Virginia, Grammy-nominated singer songwriter Sam Beam (who performs under the moniker Iron & Wine) felt the location was the perfect setting to film a concert in celebration of the release of the album 'Archive Series Volume No. 1.' The Archive Series is a collection of demos and never-before-released songs from the Iron and Wine vault. "Dreamers and Makers Are My Favorite People" captures this a batch of songs that had never been performed live, presented for the first time, in a tiny, out-of-the-way homemade theater, to an audience of fans and music lovers, many of whom had never heard of Iron & Wine.
'Dreamers and Makers are my Favorite People' looks back to Iron & Wine’s earliest moments and shares the story of the musical community fostered by Jerry Run Theater. Through live footage, interviews, and photos the viewer is treated to a rare glimpse into the past.
The venerable pop culture publication Entertainment Weekly chose Picture Show to help develop, produce and direct the one of the magazine's initial forays into original branded video content. The result was the weekly series Polished, hosted by writer and comedian Jamie Lee (Crashing, Girl Code, The Pete Holmes Show) and sponsored by Cover Girl. Jamie sat down with a variety of women in entertainment—comedians, actors, musicians—to talk about work, life, and whatever else (cats came up surprisingly often), all while they receive manicures or pedicures.
Picture Show's Matt Leonard has been directing and editing the television and documentary work of Bishop Robert Barron for the better part of a decade. Their work together began with the the Catholicism series, an epic, globe-spanning ten part documentary. The series aired nationally on PBS and has been seen by millions.
Matt continues directorial duties for Bishop Barron's follow-up documentary series, Catholicism: The Pivotal Players. Shot on location in Europe and North America and nationally syndicated on public television, Pivotal Players offers an in-depth examination of a handful of saints, artists and scholars who helped to shape both the life of the church and the course of civilization.
Mercedes-Benz wanted their Certified Collision Centers to increase the use of CollisionLink®, a software solution that gives dealers the ability to increase wholesale original equipment parts sales. Mercedes needed get buy-in from skeptical parts managers who were wary of whether the time and expense of integrating new software into their estimating and purchasing system would be worth the benefit CollisionLink may provide.
Knowing that a top-down approach to marketing the software would not resonate with the behind-the-counter managers, Picture Show lead a creative approach that leveraged the insights of a handful of early adopters within Mercedes-Benz. The Parts Managers, Advisors and Service Directors who had integrated CollisionLink and experienced its benefits would be speaking directly to their peers in a frank, unscripted manner, detailing not only the advantages of the CollisionLink product, but, more importantly, sharing their own stories of initial skepticism of integrating the software.
The resulting video campaign debuted at the Mercedes-Benz National Parts and Sales convention and continues to be exhibited at industry events. The skepticism-to-success stories are a key component in the campaign that has made CollisionLink the #1 preferred OEM electronic parts solution for Mercedes-Benz.