137’s dinosaurs’ doc is first Spurlock-IndieGogo film

DOCMAKER MORGAN SPURLOCK’S WARRIOR POETS production company’s first project for his company’s new strategic partnership with Indiegogo will be a documentary from Chicago’s 137 Films.  

The new alliance will help usher Idiegogo-funded films through the production process.

The feature length doc, “We Believe in Dinosaurs,” will be produced by Clayton Brown, executive director, Monica Ross, artistic director and Amy Ellison director of development of 137 Films, that uniquely specializes in producing docs from the world of science.

Shot over three years, the doc is about Creationists who believe dinosaurs were created by God 6,000 years ago and, except for those that survived on Noah’s Ark, that they were destroyed imore than 4,000 years ago in the flood described in Genesis.

“We Believe in Dinosaurs” follows the design and building of the $100 million, 510-ft. Noah’s Ark in rural Kentucky, made with the express purpose of debunking evolution. It also will tell the story of the unsettling and uniquely American conflict between science and religion.

To date, the IndieGogo campaign has raised $43,774 of its $50,000 goal for postproduction.

RETURNING TO CHICAGO FILM ARCHIVES is Michelle Puetz as CFA’s Curator of Collections & Public Programs, as of Feb. 6. Most recently, she was the curator of Media Arts at the Mary and Leigh Block Museum at Northwestern University.

In 2004, Puetz was a PhD candidate in the U of C’s Cinema and Media Studies program and among the first to conceptualize and develop Chicago Film Archives’ path as a regional film archive. As a volunteer she served as CFA’s first Program Director and curated screenings well into 2008.

Since then, Puetz has worked at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago as its first Andrew W. Mellon Post-Doctoral Curatorial Fellow.

CRAMER-KRASSELT’S NEW YEAR started with a BIC stationery assignment for a 2017 back-to-school initiative, following a review in which BIC asked several agencies, including incumbent Match, to participate. The assignment encompasses creative, media, digital and social.

The assignment marks Cramer-Krasselt’s third BIC brand addition in three years. In 2014, the agency was named AOR for the BIC Men’s Razors account and its first work for the brand bowed n March, 2015. C-K in 2016 also added digital, media and social duties for the BIC Soleil women’s razor account without a review.

FIRST COMMERCIAL FOR THE NEW YEAR filming here is Radical Media’s three-day location shoot for Goose Island Beer. Chicago is one of the stops of the spot filming in other cities.

THE JACOBS AGENCY, led by Tom Jacobs, Flora Caputo and Bernie Pitzel, added eight new creatives to its staff in 2016.

They are: ACDs Christine Webster, from Sun Suntory and Jeni Brendemuhl, Arc Worldwide; AD Dillon Arloff, from Tribune Content Solutions; copywriters John Montesantos, from Kansas City agencies and Bonnie Cate Culhane, Current Marketing; graphic designer / production artist Brittany Downs, formerly freelance; junior ADs, James Franklin, promoted from agency intern, and Samantha Levin, freelance.

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