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Flies Collective is a production company and storytelling collaborative based in Brooklyn, New York. We make movies, produce branded content and provide grant funding for independent filmmakers. Est. 2012.

Feature Films

Branded Work

In addition to feature work, we've produced branded content for an array of clients like Google, Toyota, Dick's Sporting Goods, Marc Jacobs, Motorola, Scholastic, The New York City Ballet, and more, as well as music videos and various other short form content.

For branded content inquiries, please contact Amanda Rosa:

amanda@fliescollective.com
 

GOOGLE STORE

GOOGLE STORE

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE HARDWARE TEAM
produced and directed by
ZACHARY SHEDD
MILAN: A Space for Being

MILAN: A Space for Being

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE HARDWARE TEAM
directed by
ZACHARY SHEDD
10.38 | Jerome Avery and David Brown

10.38 | Jerome Avery and David Brown

branded content
DICK’S SPORTING GOODS FILMS + TRIBECA DIGITAL STUDIOS
directed by
DANIEL PATRICK CARBONE
director of photography
ANDREW DROZ PALERMO
TANIA’S STORY

TANIA’S STORY

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB
NSYNTH SUPER

NSYNTH SUPER

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB
EIGHTEEN ZEROS: The Power and Possibilities of Exascale Computing

EIGHTEEN ZEROS: The Power and Possibilities of Exascale Computing

branded content
ATLANTIC RE:THINK + HPE
directed by
ZACHARY SHEDD
produced by
LISA KJERULFF
director of photography
ZEBEDIAH SMITH
editor
MENGFAN WU
graphic animation
MIXTAPE CLUB
original music
OVERCOAST
ABU’S STORY

ABU’S STORY

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB
FRANKIE ROSE: "Dyson Sphere"

FRANKIE ROSE: "Dyson Sphere"

directed & edited by
DANIEL PATRICK CARBONE
director of photography
ZACH STOLTZFUS
gaffer
DAN DEBREY
FROM SYRIA TO CANADA

FROM SYRIA TO CANADA

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB
NYCB & TRAVELERS Present: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

NYCB & TRAVELERS Present: George Balanchine's The Nutcracker

promotional
FLIES COLLECTIVE + NEW YORK CITY BALLET
GOOGLE STORIES: St. Paul Public Library

GOOGLE STORIES: St. Paul Public Library

branded content
FLIES COLLECTIVE + GOOGLE CREATIVE LAB
FORAGERS: SEAWEED (Presented by Toyota)

FORAGERS: SEAWEED (Presented by Toyota)

branded content FLIES COLLECTIVE +
VOX MEDIA
directed by
DANIEL PATRICK CARBONE
director of photography
ANDREW DROZ PALERMO

Film Grant

The application period for the 2021 Flies Collective Film Grant has closed.

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2021 GRANTEES

ANIMAL MATH | DIRECTOR: ROBBIE WARD

ANIMAL MATH | DIRECTOR: ROBBIE WARD

A vividly illustrated trek through the psyche of a young girl caught between reality and the consequences of her own troubled imagination. Through a series of violent, bestial encounters and startling visions involving a mysterious mountain where a trio of Kaiju are imprisoned within a spectral city, our main character bears witness to the destruction of Campbellian notions of destiny. In the end, she finds peace and understanding amidst an onslaught of chaos and uncertainty. Themes of fear, guilt, grief and beauty are illuminated by this unique distillation of vibrant drawings and swirling, cryptic music.

Currently in production.

Robbie C. Ward is an illustrator, animator, composer, and author from Colorado. His hand drawn animations have been screened at film festivals around the world, the most recent of which, ANNIHILATION, received the Award for Best Animated Film at the Ann Arbor Film Festival. Robbie is inspired by everything from monster movies and classic cartoons to Beethoven and Kurosawa, with a special passion for the work of William Blake and Maurice Sendak. He can usually be found happily at work in his studio with his trusty cat Boba.

TO USE A MOUNTAIN | DIRECTOR: CASEY CARTER // PRODUCER: COLLEEN CASSINGHAM

TO USE A MOUNTAIN | DIRECTOR: CASEY CARTER // PRODUCER: COLLEEN CASSINGHAM

In the 1980s, six rural communities across the nation’s interior were studied in detail by the Department of Energy to determine the feasibility of geologic nuclear waste disposal in their vicinity. This process was met with almost unanimous distress and resistance, leaving an enduring emotional and psychological imprint. In the end, only one site was chosen: a desert ridge in Nevada called Yucca Mountain, on the unceded lands of the Western Shoshone Nation. The radioactive material buried there would require isolation from human contact for countless generations - 10,000 years at a minimum. But the project was never completed, and still no durable solution exists for dealing with the most dangerous material ever created.

TO USE A MOUNTAIN visits each candidate site in present day vignettes, with immersive character-driven stories that place us directly in the landscapes and the lived experiences of those who inhabit them. With each new site and cast of characters, the crisis of nuclear waste grows more confounding, calling into question our relationship to history, technology, and the mythologies of the American landscape.

Currently in production.

Casey Carter is a filmmaker and interdisciplinary designer whose work engages nonfiction storytelling in film, photography, data visualization, and cartography. Working through a mixture of portraiture, real and imagined spaces and landscapes, and evidentiary documents and media, his work centers on themes of governmentality, geography, environmentalism and the personal dimensions of our technopolitical age. He is a 2021 NYSCA/NYFA Artist Fellow in Film/Video.

Colleen Cassingham is a Brooklyn-based documentary filmmaker and the Development Manager at Multitude Films, an LGBTQ and women-led production company which produced films by and about underrepresented voices. She was a 2017-2018 UnionDocs Collaborative Studio fellow, a 2019 Points North Fellow, and a 2019 Sundance DFP grantee. The short documentaries she has co-directed have been published by The Atlantic and Brick House Cooperative, and broadcast on POV.

SUCKER | DIRECTOR: DENI CHENG

SUCKER | DIRECTOR: DENI CHENG

SUCKER tells the story of two Chinese-American brothers as they navigate their day in their hometown of Flushing ‘Chinatown’ in Queens, New York. After Andy loses his job at a local restaurant, he must find a way to take care of his little brother, Tom Tom. Andy is confronted with the realities of being a caretaker, and must decide if his personal fantasies and hopes for what he believes is his ideal future are worth sacrificing to provide a better, more grounded life for his little brother. Set against the eerie backdrop of a hyperreal offshoot of a Chinese-American neighborhood — one that has been abandoned, forgotten, manipulated and destroyed in its time of need — together, Andy and Tom Tom are the embodiment of the cultural dysphoria found there today.

Currently in pre-production.

Deni Cheng is a filmmaker from New York City. Her debut short film titled BUCKO! premiered at Nitehawk Theater presented by NoBudge. Her short film Paradise won Best Narrative Short at Indie Memphis Film Festival 2020. Her music videos have been covered by publications such as Rolling Stone and Billboard. Along with her music videos and narrative films, her fashion production and casting work has been featured in i-D Magazine, Dazed, V Magazine and more. She is proud to have been awarded the Flies Collective 2021 grant for her upcoming short film, Sucker, about two brothers from Flushing, Queens.

Contact

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Brooklyn, NY 11206
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