The Wolf Brothers selected to be in
SHOOT Magazine’s 2015 New Directors Showcase

SHOOT Magazine 2015 New Directors Showcase
13th Annual SHOOT 2015 New Directors Showcase Lineup Announced

NEW YORK–SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the names of the 33 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2015 New Directors Showcase on Thursday, May 21st at the DGA Theatre in New York City.

All the directors chosen for the reel will be showcased in SHOOT’s Magazine’s May issue and on SHOOTonline.com®, bringing worldwide attention to the work and the directors.

[Read the full article here]

The Wolf Brothers is a creative union bound by DNA and a shared artistic vision. As kids growing up in New Jersey, Mike and Gary consumed massive amounts of Loony-Toons, 80’s sitcoms and MTV. Their Dad was always shooting home movies, so they grabbed his 8mm camera and started making short films of their own.

From his first Apple II computer, Mike found he loved the blend of technology and creativity. Arriving at film school, he was naturally drawn to editing and VFX, which led to a career telling stories as an Emmy and Telly award winning editor and colorist. For over 20 years he has lent his creative vision to television, music videos, commercials and feature films. His clients include Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Lexus, Citibank, Ralston Purina, Red Bull, Linkin Park, The St. Louis Cardinals and The United States Marines. Eventually, Mike began directing projects for his editorial clients, garnering him Telly, AEGIS, AiME and Vision Awards.

Gary began his career in front of the camera, working for ten years in commercials, episodic television, and film. Early on, he learned his way around a commercial set through his work on national spots and campaigns for Carl’s Jr., Chevrolet, Pepsi, Honda, Miller Lite, Heineken and many more. Directing work in the theatre earned him a Best Play award in New York City’s Strawberry Theatre Festival. Later, he moved into commercial casting, working closely alongside directors, ad agencies, and production companies on a multitude of national spots and campaigns across broadcast, digital and new media platforms.

Today, through their inventive style of storytelling and diverse background in commercials, branded content and entertainment media, The Wolf Brothers deliver an effective and unforgettable branding experience.

Mike and Gary once braved grizzly country camping outside Yellowstone National Park. As they settled in by the campfire with steaks on the grill, Mike’s dog Juno began growling at something in the darkness just beyond the firelight. In a scrambled panic, they launched everything back into the camper and fled back to civilization.

Mike singlehandedly shut down the 1982 Northwestern University Homecoming Parade. With the crowd going nuts over his fraternity’s prize worthy live-action float, he goose-necked out the window of the tow car for a better view of his creation. Inadvertently slamming the brakes, he catapulted the entire exhibition onto the pavement.

When Gary was 12 he asked his mother if he could legally change his name to ‘Brian Dempsy’.

At 2am in a NYC Burger King, Mike once witnessed a homeless man walk up to the salad bar and fill up his trench coat pockets with potato salad.

Gary once suffered through what he called “the sourest grapefruit ever”, only to have his grandmother point out that he was actually eating a huge lemon.

At age 14, Mike hopped the train from New Jersey to Chinatown to load up on M-80’s to ceremoniously blow up his model car collection.

Gary was banned from the last prom in his junior high school’s existence. On a dare, he threw a rag into the shop class industrial power sander, and shorted out the West wing of the school.

While white water rafting a notoriously dangerous stretch of the Salmon River in northern Idaho, Mike and Gary spotted another raft snagged up ahead on a protruding rock. Bent on becoming heroes, they paddled full speed into the other vessel in hopes of knocking them loose. Instead, they capsized their own raft and hurled their entire crew into the oncoming category five rapids.

Due to the stories told by their aunt during family visits to Boston, Mike and Gary lived in fear of a mythical, beer-thirsty creature that roamed the neighborhood known as the Kagongamoose. They still believe it’s out there…

The Wolf Brothers
selected to be in
SHOOT Magazine’s 2015
New Directors Showcase

SHOOT Magazine 2015 New Directors Showcase
13th Annual SHOOT 2015 New Directors Showcase Lineup Announced

NEW YORK–SHOOT Magazine, the leading publication for commercial, branded content and entertainment motion picture production, today announced the names of the 33 directors / directing teams who made the final cut to be included in the SHOOT 2015 New Directors Showcase on Thursday, May 21st at the DGA Theatre in New York City.

All the directors chosen for the reel will be showcased in SHOOT’s Magazine’s May issue and on SHOOTonline.com®, bringing worldwide attention to the work and the directors.

[Read the full article here]

The Wolf Brothers is a creative union bound by DNA and a shared artistic vision. As kids growing up in New Jersey, Mike and Gary consumed massive amounts of Loony-Toons, 80’s sitcoms and MTV. Their Dad was always shooting home movies, so they grabbed his 8mm camera and started making short films of their own.

From his first Apple II computer, Mike found he loved the blend of technology and creativity. Arriving at film school, he was naturally drawn to editing and VFX, which led to a career telling stories as an Emmy and Telly award winning editor and colorist. For over 20 years he has lent his creative vision to television, music videos, commercials and feature films. His clients include Anheuser-Busch, Disney, Lexus, Citibank, Ralston Purina, Red Bull, Linkin Park, The St. Louis Cardinals and The United States Marines. Eventually, Mike began directing projects for his editorial clients, garnering him Telly, AEGIS, AiME and Vision Awards.

Gary began his career in front of the camera, working for ten years in commercials, episodic television, and film. Early on, he learned his way around a commercial set through his work on national spots and campaigns for Carl’s Jr., Chevrolet, Pepsi, Honda, Miller Lite, Heineken and many more. Directing work in the theatre earned him a Best Play award in New York City’s Strawberry Theatre Festival. Later, he moved into commercial casting, working closely alongside directors, ad agencies, and production companies on a multitude of national spots and campaigns across broadcast, digital and new media platforms.

Today, through their inventive style of storytelling and diverse background in commercials, branded content and entertainment media, The Wolf Brothers deliver an effective and unforgettable branding experience.

Mike and Gary once braved grizzly country camping outside Yellowstone National Park. As they settled in by the campfire with steaks on the grill, Mike’s dog Juno began growling at something in the darkness just beyond the firelight. In a scrambled panic, they launched everything back into the camper and fled back to civilization.

Mike singlehandedly shut down the 1982 Northwestern University Homecoming Parade. With the crowd going nuts over his fraternity’s prize worthy live-action float, he goose-necked out the window of the tow car for a better view of his creation. Inadvertently slamming the brakes, he catapulted the entire exhibition onto the pavement.

When Gary was 12 he asked his mother if he could legally change his name to ‘Brian Dempsy’.

At 2am in a NYC Burger King, Mike once witnessed a homeless man walk up to the salad bar and fill up his trench coat pockets with potato salad.

Gary once suffered through what he called “the sourest grapefruit ever”, only to have his grandmother point out that he was actually eating a huge lemon.

At age 14, Mike hopped the train from New Jersey to Chinatown to load up on M-80’s to ceremoniously blow up his model car collection.

Gary was banned from the last prom in his junior high school’s existence. On a dare, he threw a rag into the shop class industrial power sander, and shorted out the West wing of the school.

While white water rafting a notoriously dangerous stretch of the Salmon River in northern Idaho, Mike and Gary spotted another raft snagged up ahead on a protruding rock. Bent on becoming heroes, they paddled full speed into the other vessel in hopes of knocking them loose. Instead, they capsized their own raft and hurled their entire crew into the oncoming category five rapids.

Due to the stories told by their aunt during family visits to Boston, Mike and Gary lived in fear of a mythical, beer-thirsty creature that roamed the neighborhood known as the Kagongamoose. They still believe it’s out there…

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