Bicoastal production company Park Pictures director Lance Acord and Anomaly New York employ lip-synched Oscar acceptance speeches delivered by regular people in a humorous new campaign for Kohl’s. In “Movie Night,” a father is ecstatic when the family gives him control of the television remote that night, and thanks his wife, daughter and parents with what turns out to be Cuba Gooding’s 1997 Best Supporting Actor Oscar speech.
In the other spots in the campaign, a little girl thanks her brother for nonchalantly offering her the front seat in the family car using Whoopi Goldberg’s 1990 Best Supporting Actress speech. The soundtrack of Jeff Bridges’ 2010 Best Actor win is used by a boy to express gratitude for his parents letting his buddy sleep over and a mother channels Penelope Cruz’s 2009 Best Supporting Actress speech when she is appointed the seat of honor at her daughter’s stuffed animal high tea.
Click HERE to watch “Movie Night,” HERE for “Front Seat,” HERE for “The Sleepover” and HERE for “The Duchess.” Kohl’s was a first-time sponsor of the 88th Annual Academy Awards, replacing rival and 14-time Oscars sponsor JC Penney.
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and acclaimed filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new talent in both the commercial and film spheres, and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies, studios and clients worldwide by engaging all members of its team in creative problem solving.
Park Pictures has earned the highest accolades for their international work, including an Oscar, an Emmy, and 18 Cannes Lions. Lance Acord has earned three DGA nominations for his commercial work and newly-signed directing duo The Mercadantes received a 2015 DGA nomination. Known for their story-driven film work, Park Pictures has been selected for Creativity’s “Production Company A-List” for nearly ten consecutive years. In 2015, co-founder Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee was selected for the 2015 Cannes Lions Film Craft jury and Advertising Age's prestigious 'Women to Watch' honor.
Park Pictures’ feature division, headed by Producer Sam Bisbee, Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord, has produced five features, all of which were selected for the Sundance Film Festival. In 2010, Park Pictures won an Academy Award for the company’s first narrative film, live-action short “The New Tenants,” starring Vincent D’Onofrio.