In order of clips – “as advertised” (actor: David Ligon; vocals: Dan Wallace), “Terror Detectives” (actors: Sean Morneau, Cameron Johnson; vocals: Dan Wallace), “Inside Scoop” (actors: Rae Wright, Vincent Dee Miles; vocals: Dan Wallace), “Meow!” (actor: Galen Howard; voiceover: Mark Hoffman), “Portrait of a Red Light Woman” (actor: Sean Morneau), “Pilgrimage to Becca” (actors: Kelly Symone, Galen Howard), “Ménage à Ted” (actors: Cameron Johnson, Sean Morneau, Vincent Dee Miles, Justin Blenkle, Rae Wright (on computer screen)) and “as advertised” (actor: David Ligon; vocals: Dan Wallace).
DIARY OF AN ADMAN
Advertising Plays Fun Role in David Ligon Films
David Ligon, Creative Principal, Sacramento
September 16, 2014
Since my last article dealt with clichéd local ads, I thought it might be fun to post some of the silly ads that I have done in my short films.
While writing the last post, I realized that advertising is a consistent theme in my movies. (hint: mouseover name of film for a brief synopsis). Either I create commercials inside the movie (“as advertised”; “Inside Scoop”; “Terror Detectives”), or a phony brochure (“Meow!”); or discuss advertising (“Portrait of a Red Light Woman”; “Ménage à Ted”); or simply used actual creative work as a backdrop for an office because the character presumably works in advertising (“Pilgrimage to Becca”). Since I create comedies, I try to make it humorous too. I assembled this little montage of advertising in my films. Although out of context, they’re still kind of fun and I think safe for work – ish. (although if you are easily offended, I would recommend not watching). Unfortunately, most of these are pre-high definition.