Matt Pittroff and Jeff Collins
THE DIRECTOR-Matt Pittroff has been helming very short form stories for nearly two decades. Pittroff’s innate positivity and flexibility turn challenges into exhilarating comedic adventures - deftly balancing the absurd with reality - to create an undeniably accessible brand of humor. His prowess for comedic timing has led to successful commercial campaigns for Hilton Honors, Bank of America, Firehouse Subs, McDonald’s, and National Car Rental featuring celebrity talent the likes of Patrick Warburton and Judy Greer. His work has been showcased in Creativity, AdWeek, SHOOT, and at Cannes.
THE WRITER -Jeff Collins has been honing his craft of storytelling in 30-second intervals for the last decade. His practiced ability to say the name three times, repeat the offer and still get a joke in, has made him a nimble and nuanced dialogue writer whose characters quickly develop. His love of compressed comedy and a refusal to stop rewriting has helped to create successful, and even some award-winning, advertising campaigns for Budweiser, Honda, KFC and Hershey’s to name a few.
THE PARTNERSHIP-Pittroff and Collins met over chivitos and Patricias in Montevideo, Uruguay. While it was selling fried chicken that brought them together, a tiresome friendship soon developed based on quick wit and a mutual respect for each other’s craft. The duo has partnered on dozens of ad campaigns, collectively raising Canada’s baseline cholesterol by 10 points. Social Mediation was their first narrative effort.
The team is currently crafting a feature-length screenplay. “A Loss Like You” is a coming of age comedy that chronicles the relationship of an orphaned angry teen and an obsolete, malcontent high school shop teacher who find a rocky common ground over their respect losses. They’ve also lit the burners on a few other projects.