We’ve taken yet another trip around our bright star, and we have lots of work to show for it. While the total number of projects we completed was certainly fewer than in 2019, which was the busiest year in our history, the work we did this year was distinctive in terms of production values and complexity. In 2021, despite the headwinds of the pandemic, we managed to push ourselves and step out of our collective comfort zone, delivering some of our best work yet.

Here are some highlights from a super strong 2021.

WholeSchool Mindfulness

We could all use a little more mindfulness in our lives, especially after this past year, which is why we’re proud to have been able to partner with Whole School Mindfulness. If you are a teacher or administrator, check out the great work they’re doing at wholeschoolmindfulness.org.

MA Dept. of Public Health/MORE Advertising

We worked with the folks at MORE Advertising on behalf of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to create a series of spots about PrEP. For a deeper dive into the production process, and to see all the spots, be sure to check out our project breakdown. And to get more info about the PrEP campaign, visit carethatfitsyou.org.

Kentucky Educational Television: Artsville

Our long-running series for KET, a PBS affiliate station, continued in 2021. My personal favorite from this year is the episode above, which teaches the basics of musical notes using a video game called “Cello Champ.” If you want to catch up on all the Artsville fun, the full series is available in the PBS LearningMedia Library.

Kentucky Educational Television: Let’s Learn Kentucky

We worked with KET again this year to help spread the word about early childhood education and the importance of turning everyday life into learning opportunities to read, talk, count, play, move and connect. This video was part of a package that included digital still assets for a major launch of the Let’s Learn Kentucky initiative. For more info, visit letslearnky.org.


2021 was the year that we finished, yes FINISHED, our narrative short film, Azúcar. As we close out the year, we’re patiently awaiting word from film festivals about where it will premiere. In the meantime, if you’ve read this far, you’re in for a treat. The trailer above features final shots from the film that we’ve never shown before. Stay tuned for more news about Azúcar in 2022 and be sure to bookmark azucarfilm.com for the latest updates. And check out our detailed project breakdown if you want to go behind the scenes.

Utah Education Network Holiday Spot

No Year in Review is complete without a holiday spot for our dear friends at Utah Education Network. This year’s theme was “emergence,” coming out of our warrens, our separated lives, and simply enjoying something together. Here’s hoping we can all do more of that in 2022.

As we close out the year, I want to give a huge thanks to the internal team who worked on these projects: Jen Sanchez, Songyi Park, Mollie Davis, and Sam Berliner. Also, thanks to Jody Snider for helping us to take our work in interesting new directions this year.

And none of these projects would have come together without the contributions of our freelance team. My appreciation goes out to Liz Breen, Natalia De Souza Brondani, Taiko Sound, Hannah O’Neil, Rosi Amador, Brian Amador, Kim Hui, Kyle Arrington, Robb Moreira, Joy Arcolano, Taryn Johnson, Holly Hillman, Alisa Amador, Anoosha Syed, Ethan Barnowsky, Christoph Gelfand, Camille Vincent, Rachel Howell, Jessica Mao, and Andrew Lander.

Our 2021 Clients:

  • George Bard
  • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • Kentucky Educational Television
  • Utah Education & Telehealth Network
  • MORE Advertising/MA Dept. of Public Health
  • Pierre Valette/Covetrus
  • Cult Health/Servier Pharmaceuticals
  • WholeSchool Mindfulness
  • Banner Health
  • Brookline Community Foundation