Award-winning Madison Ave copywriter/CD now running Big Idea Video http://bit.ly/1WeOBbO and creating narrative video shorts. My first https://vimeo.com/131053214 created this summer, was accepted in 7 festivals, whatever that means. Looking forward to new connections and conversation.
Unique traits: Blend of creative talent and marketing expertise.
The NBA, The White House, Child Abuse and Hitler.
Film (short) by Big Idea Productions / John Follis Writer, Director, Producer Few people get honored at The White House. Or The UN. And I actually got honored at both. Why? Well, I’d spoil the story if I said. But, what I can say is that it would not have happened if I wasn't home one night watching a TV show on Hitler. This narrative short tells the story.
LEAVING GOD: Why I left God and why so many others are too.
Documentary by Big Idea Productions / John Follis (Documentary) Writer, Director, Producer The largest and fastest growing religion in the US isn’t a religion, it’s the absence of one. 'Leaving God' explores this trend and relates it to the filmmaker’s own shifting beliefs. As award-winning writer John Follis shares his story you’ll ride along on a wild, challenging, and often comical search for Truth.
True Stories in Advertising (Animated Web Series)
Series by Big Idea Video (Adventure, Documentary, Drama, Animation and 1 More) Creator/Producer At a recent ad award ceremony Jerry Seinfeld joked about a past ad award fiasco that was hard to believe. I happened to be at that fiasco and this animated short offers my account of what actually happened that night.
Best First-Time Filmmaker / Hollywood International Documentary Festival
Best First-Time Documentary / New Haven International Film Festival
Bronze Award / Global Independent Film Awards (Webisode)
Multiple major advertising awards (Clios, Addys, etc) for copywriting, art direction, and creative direction.