- LOS ANGELES
Bullitt has added The Director Brothers to its roster for commercial and branded content representation in the U.S. Otherwise known as Ryan McNeely and Josh Martin, The Director Brothers are Funny or Die veterans who have worked with high-profile comedy figures creating narratives that seamlessly blend real-world characters and fantastical situations. Among their projects are spots for AT&T, Jetpack, GameStop and Verizon. The Director Brothers signed with Bullitt after collaborating with the company on a Thrifty campaign starring Saturday Night Live’s Kenan Thompson. They were earlier repped in the ad arena by Humble and prior to that Caviar.
“The Director Brothers are an incredible comedic directing talent that we’re thrilled to add to the Bullitt roster” said Luke Ricci, Bullitt’s president. “From their work at Funny or Die to Gorburger for Comedy Central and their branded work, The Brothers bring a truly unique voice to their storytelling.”
Over the years, McNeely and Martin have written and directed projects for HBO, Comedy Central, Comedy Bang Bang Productions, Ed Helms’ Electric Picture Company, and many more. Following a project at Wayne Newton’s house--an absurdist setting surrounded by pet monkeys and a penguin--they united as The Director Brothers, bringing together experience in writing, visual effects, design, live action directing and producing for comedic projects with cinematic production value. They’ve worked as writers, creatives, and directors on projects including Old Milwaukee with Will Ferrell and Jose Canseco, Kia Optima with Jeff Goldblum and Blake Griffin, as well as Captain Crunch with Burt Reynolds and Tone Loc, and Skull Candy with Kate Upton, James Harden, Kevin Durant, and Big Boi.
The Director Brothers’ experience with branded content and multi-pronged skillset aligns perfectly with Bullitt’s filmmaking collective, and is a complement to the talent roster. Through Bullitt, The Director Brothers are already bringing their originality to projects for AT&T, Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance, and Instant Pot.