Quriosity’s Michael Maes creates explosive Frito Lay spot

1+ Partnering with The Mill for VFX, Quriosity’s Michael Maes delivers a spot with action-movie excitement, playing like a trailer for an Oscar-winning movie. Quriosity Productions director Michael Maes’ new Frito Lay Cheddar Jalapeno Spot is far from cheesy and packs a fiery punch. In this spot, the elements of the new chip flavor don’t … Continue reading “Quriosity’s Michael Maes creates explosive Frito Lay spot”

Biscuit stars in new spot by EP+Co and Quriosity

4+ Quriosity Productions captured the beauty of breakfast in a new commercial for Bojangles restaurant by New York and Greenville-based agency EP+Co. Directed by Mike Maes, the 30-second Bacon, Egg and Cheese Biscuit is one of several TV and online spots designed to create a new look for the legendary franchise. The work is part … Continue reading “Biscuit stars in new spot by EP+Co and Quriosity”

Quriosity signs Sarah Gitersonke to rep Midwest

4+ Executive Producer Qadree Holmes “beyond excited” to hire pro with versatile client and production experience Quriosity Productions enthusiastically announced today the newest addition to their team, Sarah Gitersonke, who will represent the company in the Midwest. Gitersonke, owner and agent of directorial and creative representation firm SG+Partners, started in the Chicago production scene in … Continue reading “Quriosity signs Sarah Gitersonke to rep Midwest”

Director Sheldon Candis signs with Quriosity

3+ Baltimore native and USC grad brings inclusive and breathtaking style to Chicago- and LA-based production company Sheldon Candis — a writer and director known for his work in documentary, cause marketing, inspirational, and entertainment genres — has signed with Chicago- and LA-based production company, Quriosity. Candis’ work draws heavily on the influences of strong … Continue reading “Director Sheldon Candis signs with Quriosity”

Director Michael Maes signs with Quriosity

4+ Michael Maes is by far one of Chicago’s best food and product Photographer / Directors —Qadree Holmes, Quriosity Productions Chicago-based Quriosity Productions has added Michael Maes — a premier food and beverage director and photographer with clients spanning the globe — to its directorial roster. Inspired by a love of food, travel, and culture … Continue reading “Director Michael Maes signs with Quriosity”

MERGE, Quriosity launch new Land O’Frost campaign

3+ A funny new campaign makes a tasty point by bringing sandwich items into a board room conference call   Newly-formed agency Merge Chicago has decided to bring sandwiches to life — literally — for Land O’Frost, a 60-year-old Lansing, IL-based sliced meats brand that is looking to make gains in the grocery aisle and … Continue reading “MERGE, Quriosity launch new Land O’Frost campaign”

Quriosity signs DUGUD LAB for still and motion work

2+ (Chicago — 24 April 2018) Quriosity Productions has just signed DUGUD LAB’s Zackary McDowell and Jonathan Fields, a team of creative change-makers that aim to produce positive imagery in order to best service their clients. McDowell and Fields are experts at promoting beautiful, fulfilling lifestyle stories in their motion and still work including an … Continue reading “Quriosity signs DUGUD LAB for still and motion work”

Two by Four, Quriosity help DePaul campaign launch

3+ (Chicago — 19 April 2018) DePaul University announces a new brand awareness campaign with the message “Here, We Do.” Breaking April 23 and running initially for 12 weeks, the campaign is the university’s first comprehensive brand advertising since 2011. David Kalsbeek, SVP of Enrollment and Marketing, explains that Here, We Do. differentiates DePaul from … Continue reading “Two by Four, Quriosity help DePaul campaign launch”

Quriosity adds Brad DeMarea to directorial roster

6+ Brad DeMarea, the latest director to join Quriosity’s expanding roster, specializes in comedy and visual storytelling in both commercial and film platforms. As a filmmaker, he loves shining a spotlight on characters that are normally on the edge of the frame and is in constant pursuit of a memorable visual.   Brad’s career began … Continue reading “Quriosity adds Brad DeMarea to directorial roster”

Quriosity captures genuine “Big Moments” for Purina

Quriosity Productions spent days preparing to shoot Purina’s Big Moments campaign for St. Louis agency CheckMark Communications. But when the cameras started rolling, it all came down to a girl and a dog who had known each other less than two days.

“Purina wanted real moments of kids,” explains Quriosity founder and executive producer Qadree Holmes. “They love genuine honesty.”

Quriosity’s Lumpkin producing the AICP Show

When Quriosity senior producer Jennifer Lumpkin attended her first AICP Show at the Cultural Center four years ago, she was “overwhelmed” and remembers thinking, “It was gorgeous and so inspiring.”

On Thursday, Nov. 17, she’ll be at the show as a co-producer.

Lumpkin, one of several volunteers who worked on the show, planned to shadow five-year executive producer Gayle McCormick this year and assume the lead role in 2017, when McCormick steps down to accommodate her growing responsibilities as executive producer at Ogilvy.

Q Holmes’ Quriosity offers diversity directors

Qadree “Q” Holmes’ Quriosity, a minority owned, integrated production boutique, has partnered with Liquid 9 of Chicago and Kansas City to offer a wider array of services, including a cadre of diverse directors and full production services to expedite location shoots here for out-of-town companies.

‘Queen Bess’ released on the Netflix Film Club

1+ “Netflix went out and there and found a group of amazing filmmakers who you may not be aware of but should be, and their storytelling power is universal,” – – Executive Producer Qadree Holmes, Quriosity Productions. The uplifting and inspiring true story of Bessie Coleman, whose pioneering achievements behind the pilot’s stick of a … Continue reading “‘Queen Bess’ released on the Netflix Film Club”

Noisefloor welcomes Carly Glenn to the family

1+ Noisefloor welcomes singer/songwriter, filmmaker, and writer Carly Glenn to the family. Carly has worked in production for almost 3 years and brings many talents to the table. “Carly is a great fit for us. Her willingness to wear multiple hats and learn new skills is exactly what we were looking for,” says Noisefloor partner … Continue reading “Noisefloor welcomes Carly Glenn to the family”

AICP townhall: Crew Safety and Filming (video)

5+ Yesterday, members of the AICP Midwest held their second townhall, discussing the best practices for the safety of crew and everyone on set while filming. With the Chicago Film Office scheduled to begin issuing permits for filming on June 15, this was an important meeting as the Chicago film and TV industry prepares to … Continue reading “AICP townhall: Crew Safety and Filming (video)”

AICP Midwest holding town hall on crew safety & filming

3+ AICP Midwest presents: A Look Forward Crew Safety and Filming Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:30 am CST Via Zoom  A town hall Q & A for crew on navigating the road ahead when production resumes.  AICP Midwest Board Members/Moderators:Qadree Holmes – Founder / Executive Producer Quriosity ProductionsMarsie Wallach – Freelance Line Producer Panel: Tim … Continue reading “AICP Midwest holding town hall on crew safety & filming”

At Cinespace and beyond. Who’s working today.

5+ Over the past week it’s safe to say that the Illinois film community is doing their best to ensure that their employees are safe during this unfortunate time. In light of worldwide health concerns about the impact from the COVID-19 virus, many have postponed production until further notice. Starting Monday, Cinespace will close the … Continue reading “At Cinespace and beyond. Who’s working today.”

AICP Midwest lists all who are open for business

2+ Reel Chicago supports all efforts of those who are working, boots on the ground, to service their clients during these most difficult times. Below is a list of AICP Midwest members who are open for business, supplied by Lisa Massuer, AICP Midwest President. FROM AICP MIDWEST  Collectively, the National AICP community has been working … Continue reading “AICP Midwest lists all who are open for business”