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Award: Graphite Pencil

Graphite Pencil / Film Advertising Crafts / Direction for Film Advertising / 2012

The bold choices we make, make us. The question is, which ‘us’ will we choose? In the latest anthem spot for Jim Beam created by StrawberryFrog and director Dante Ariola of MJZ, Oscar-nominated actor Willem Dafoe ponders that exact question. As a young man, Dafoe is at a crossroads, faced with a choice: to boldly leave his hometown of Appleton, Wisconsin, and head for the bright lights and long odds of an acting career in New York City; or stay put, and let fate play a leading role in deciding his future.

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