PRESS & AWARDS!

February 16, 2017 - Sharks vs Sharks!? AboveGrey Pictures' tech client Toymail to hop into the Shark Tank tomorrow night only on ABC 9/8 C!
November 14th, 2016 - Documentary feature "Nyogon: together" receives Greenlight from Seed & Spark Campaign! 
THANK YOU NYOGON COMMUNITY for supporting this film during the last several weeks -- it's been quite a ride! We're thrilled to announce that we EXCEEDED the 100% funding goal on Seed&Spark, receiving the GREEN LIGHT to embark on post-production! [see more...]
September 25th, 2016 - Congratulations to AboveGrey Pictures' cofounder Alejandro Wilkins recipient of the prestigious ICG's Emerging Cinematographer Award! Alejandro has shot and produced many of our award winning commercials, music videos, and films. He has worked his tail off in his field and deserves every bit of recognition from his colleagues, and TV and movie goers for his dexterity of camera artistry, years of passion and pursuit of the fine art of Cinematography. This is a well deserved honor by the film industry. (DGA, Hollywood) 
SHOOT Magazine - Emerging Cinematographer Awards Mark 20th Anniversary; 10 Aspiring DPs Honored
Cool universal timing! Alejandro Wilkins also in this month's SHOOT Magazine as an honored recipient of the prestigious ICG's Emerging Cinematographer Award! He cofounded AboveGrey Pictures in 2005 and over the past decade shot and produced a lot of our commercials, music videos, and films. A respectful Congratulations Mr. Wilkins. Well deserved.
September 26th, 2016 - LOS ANGELES - "Twenty years of helping to launch careers," said Steven Poster, ASC, president of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), during his opening remarks at the Emerging Cinematographer Awards (ECA) screening and ceremony at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles this evening..[see more]
AboveGrey Pictures selected for SHOOT Magazine's Screenwork
September 20, 2016 - "Screenwork Delivers Great New Work & The Talent Behind It"
SHOOT Magazine - Director Ezra J. Stanley wins Best Commercial honor at HollyShorts Film Festival 
September 2, 2016 - LOS ANGELES - Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley, an alum of SHOOT’s 2010 New Directors Showcase, has teamed with producer Michael Axtell to win the Best Commercial Award at the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival for Toymail’s “Pancakes.” This marks the second time Stanley has earned…[see more]
August 19th, 2016 - Los Angeles - Auteur Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Win the Best Commercial Award for Toymail "Pancakes" at the HollyShorts Film Festival "The Cannes of Short Films!" (at Harmony Gold Theater)
Behind the Scenes: Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Win the Best Commercial Award for Toymail "Pancakes" at the HollyShorts Film Festival "The Cannes of Short Films!" (at Harmony Gold Theater)
Boothy Call with Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Winners of the Best Commercial Award for Toymail "Pancakes" at the HollyShorts Film Festival "The Cannes of Short Films!" (at Harmony Gold Theater)
Behind the Scenes: Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell Winners of the Best Commercial Award for Toymail "Pancakes" at the HollyShorts Film Festival "The Cannes of Short Films!" (at Harmony Gold Theater). With Director Mary-Lyn Chambers with Best Female Director Award.
August 16th 2016 - Toymail "Pancakes" Commercial World Premiere with our star Ryder Lee with supermom Resa Lee! Ryder loved seeing himself 20x larger! Thank you to Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatres and HollyShorts!
August 16th 2016 - "Pancakes" World Premiere with our brilliant Sound Man Andrew Clark!
August 16th 2016 - Our cinematic "Pancakes" commercial played with the fantastic animation "Napoleon: The Ticket"! Such a cool debut for all the films!
August 16th 2016 - The Toymail "Pancakes" Commercial World Premiere was amazing! Audience full of brilliant filmmakers, everyone's giggling in hysteria in the end. A true thank you to HollyShorts and Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatres!
August 13th, 2016 - HollyShorts Day 3! Official Red Carpet!
August 13th, 2016 - HollyShorts Day 3! Official Red Carpet with our film family Alex MacNicoll of Transparent, Aleshya Uthappa, our Producer Michael Axtell and our Writer-Director Ezra J. Stanley!
August 12th 2016 - Day 2 ... HollyShorts Film Fest! Our commercial Writer, Director Ezra J. Stanley and Producer Michael Axtell.
August 12th 2016 - HollyShorts Day 2 with more gorgeous colleagues! 
August 11th 2016 - Sweet HollyShorts 2016…Day 1 of some hot films!  (Filmmakers Opening Night at TCL Chinese Theatres, Hollywood Boulevard)
August 11th, 2016 - Back home again at HollyShorts 2016! "The Cannes of Short Films!" Our Toymail "Pancakes" Commercial debuts August 16th at noon!
World's amazing award winning films. We're totally blown away!
July 30th, 2016 - AboveGrey Pictures as grateful guests of the 2016 La Jolla International Fashion Film Awards! We met so many wonderful artists! Thank you festival producer Fred Sweet for loving our work and getting us out here, the LJIFFF staff, and the city and merchants of La Jolla. 

Renata Zhigulina, Ezra J. Stanley, Michael Axtell

July 28th, 2016 - Animation World Network - HollyShorts Fest Announces 2016 Animation Lineup
Toymail "Pancakes" Commercial is an Official Selection at 2016 HollyShorts FIlm Festival among 400 of the world's best short films. Playing in Kids Animation-Family Films block, Ezra J. Stanley's cinematic "Pancakes" commercial screens along with Oscar winning animations "Bear Story", Oscar winning "Manoman", and Palm D'or winner "Waves 98"!
July 28th, 2016 - Animation Magazine - HollyShorts Details Animated Shorts Selections
Toymail "Pancakes" Commercial is an Official Selection at 2016 HollyShorts FIlm Festival among 400 of the world's best short films. Playing in Kids Animation-Family Films block, Ezra J. Stanley's cinematic "Pancakes" commercial screens along with Oscar winning animations "Bear Story", Oscar winning "Manoman", and Palm D'or winner "Waves 98"!
July 25th, 2016 - Toymail "Pancakes" Commercial chosen as an Official Selection of the 2016 HollyShorts Film Festival! World Premiere on August 16th at Hollywood's TCL Chinese Theatres with Red Carpet and all!  

Ilaria Chang steps onto AboveGrey Pictures' deck with an impressive portfolio of high end artistic Graphic Design, while assisting our clients with effective Strategic Advertising. She bosses a Bachelors in Advertising & Design from The Art Institute of California in San Francisco. She has experience in working with multiple advertising mediums creating and designing popular campaigns for Red Bull, ...Read Release

"Thriller vs Deadmau5 'Alone With You' or a Lesson in Video Sculpture- Lesson 1" playing with Thievery Corporation in Washington DC! @ The Yards, February 20 & 21.

November 20th 2014 - Laser Cat Art projector and Ezra J Stanley's “Thriller vs Deadmau5 ‘Alone With You'” video art PLAYS TONIGHT 7-9pm @ 87 Havemeyer St. in Williamsburg!

Congratulations to cinematographer Alejandro Wilkins! His work on The Last Dinner Party starring Ava Bogle, Christina Zamora, Hallee Hirsh, and Sam Hardie will screen as an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! This is the third time his cinematography work is showing at the HollyShorts Film Festival. Catch it Tuesday August 19th at 5pm, TCL Chinese Theater 6 in Hollywood!

August 6, 2014 - Van Cliburn "Reach" Spot an Official Selection of 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival!  Yet another big congratulations to Aaron Kodz for his Van Cliburn "Reach" commercial. The dramatic spot is an Official Selection of the 2014 HollyShorts Film Festival! Van Cliburn "Reach" will have its West Coast Premiere, Friday August 15 at 5pm at the famous TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood! The Van Cliburn "Reach" spot was... 
AboveGrey Pictures has another SHOOT Magazine’s World’s Hot New Director! Congratulations to Aaron Kodz selected as One of the World’s Hot New Directors by SHOOT Magazine for 2014.
Levi's "Post-Mortem" wins the Best Commercial Award at the awards ceremony at the 2011 Hollyshorts Film Festival (August 18th, 2011. Hollywood, CA) 
AboveGrey Pictures' Alejandro Wilkins and Ezra J Stanley win Best Commercial Award for Levi's "Post-Mortem" at HollyShorts Film Festival (Hollywood, CA) 2011
July 30th, 2012 – Video Artist, Director, Actor, Writer Ezra J. Stanley Addressed Garifuna Youth - Bronx, NY – The Board of Directors of The Garifuna Coalition is proud to announce..,
Program kick off via Skype with the Garifuna Coalition's Youth Leadership Development Program (Bronx, New York). 
BRAND New[s] Daily - SHOOT Magazine Publicity Wire
Ezra J. Stanley's Levi's "True Love" Spot To Screen In Competition At Hollyshorts Film Festival. The organizers of HollyShorts (www.hollyshorts.com) announced the acclaimed LEVI'S "TRUE LOVE" spot will be screening at the 7th annual HollyShorts Film Festival, READ MORE... 
HollyShorts Film Festival, Blog - August 14, 2011
3 Minutes with Ezra J. Stanley Writer/Director of True Love
What was the inspiration? 
A broken heart (laugh). I’ve had my “Lover’s Lane” kisses at midnight in the park, etc. Always get distracted by cops or whatever. All my romances, personal and on film, are disturbed by...
Press Photo Courtesy of HollyShorts Film Festival. Director of Levi's "True Love".
Ezra J. Stanley selected as One of the World's Hot New Directors by SHOOT Magazine 2010! 

Ezra J Stanley, SHOOT Magazine's World's Hot New Directors for 2010.

Levi's "True Love" screens as part of SHOOT Magazine's New Directors Showcase 2010 (DGA, NY).

SHOOT Magazine World's New Directors Showcase 2010 (DGA, New York)

Kelli Stoner and Ezra J Stanley on the red carpet at the Burbank Int'l Film Festival 2010 (Burbank, CA).

Levi's "True Love" wins best Commercial Runner-Up Award at 2010 BE FIlm Festival (NY, NY).
Press Photo Courtesy of BE Film Festival. Winner of Best Commercial Award Runner-up at 2010 BE FILM Festival in Manhattan, New York, May 1st, 2010
Levi's "Post-Mortem" invited to screen as Official Selection at the 2009 Carnival of Darkness Film Festival!
Levi's "Post-Mortem" wins Best Commercial Award at the 2009 Burbank International Film Festival!

Alejandro Wilkins wraps Svetlana premiering on HDNet.
Age of Aggression "Mindscape" music video Official Selection, and one of only two music videos to screen at the 2006 Hollywood Black Film Festival.
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