Doritos “Pug Attack”


Dorito’s Pug Attack – USA Today’s #1 Commercial of Superbowl XLV from JR Burningham on Vimeo.

In 2011 we created the #1 commercial of Super Bowl XLV. Below is a partial list of some of the stats the Pug took on like 150 lbs. Rottweiler.

USA TODAY: Best Super Bowl ads: A doggone tie for Ad Meter

TWITTER: Pug Attack Most Tweeted Super Bowl Ad

NIELSEN: Pug Attack #1 Most Recalled Ad Of The Super Bowl

Ace Metrix: Doritos Ad Most Effective of Super Bowl

#1 Favorite Ad in Young Adults


Published: January 30, 2014

DisneyLiving – Ghoulish Greetings


Director Sebastian Davis, Producer Tess Ortbals

Ghoulish Greetings Spot #1

Ghoulish Greetings Spot #2

Ghoulish Greetings Spot #3

Published: October 31, 2010

Brandon Sanderson Interview

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An interview with Brandon Sanderson, author of New York Times Bestseller “The Gathering Storm,” which is book 12 of the late Robert Jordan’s fantasy series “The Wheel of Time.” Topics covered range from how he got his start, his current place and role in the fantasy genre, and specifics about the Wheel of Time series, which Sanderson is finishing.

This film was produced pro-bono by Mythmakers Entertainment by Tess Ortbals, Patrick Knipe, JR Burningham, and Paul Fonarev.

Brandon Sanderson Interview from JR Burningham on Vimeo.

Published: January 31, 2010

Short Film: Signal

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Against the backdrop of 19th-century wireless telegraph experimentation, a scientist must survive a confrontation with a distraught local who claims the mysterious technology keeps him from contacting his recently departed wife.

Written and Directed by Chris Farrington, Produced by Tess Ortbals

Published: January 8, 2010

Book Promo: The Towers of Midnight

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The official book trailer for TOWERS OF MIDNIGHT, book 13 in the Wheel of Time series. Directed by Jason Denzel, Produced by Tess Ortbals.

For more information on this video, please visit http://www.dragonmount.com/Books/Towers_of_Midnight/trailer.php — with Tess Burningham, Brandon Sanderson, Sarah Barnard Nakamura, Jason Denzel, Brad Kane and Marlon Torres.

Published: September 8, 2009

Short Film: Scarecrow


Set during the American Civil War, SCARECROW is the story of a young Confederate soldier named Jack who goes off to war to be a hero, and who is so horrified by what he encounters in his first battle that he runs away.
Ending up in a nearby cornfield, Jack encounters two runaway slaves en-route to the North and freedom. In them he witnesses a different source of courage and discovers a battle worth fighting for…

Written and Directed by Patrick Knipe, Produced by Tess Ortbals & JR Burningham

SCARECROW Promo Teaser Trailer from Patrick Knipe on Vimeo.

Published: June 8, 2009

Short Film: Procession

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With their relationship kept a secret due to their religion, Shayna can’t grieve when her boyfriend passes away suddenly. Unable to ‘let go’, Shayna stows away in her boyfriend’s hearse with the hope to bide time and find closure. This becomes difficult when she comes face to face with Tim, a grumpy hearse driver.

Written and directed by Beth Spitalny
Produced by Brooke Randolph and Tess Ortbals

PROCESSION from Beth Spitalny on Vimeo.

Published: April 8, 2009

Forensic Science – Doritos

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Director Brett Fallentine, Producer Tess Ortbals

Published: February 7, 2009

Chip ‘N Russ – Doritos

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Directed by Brett Fallentine, Produced by Tess Ortbals

Published: February 7, 2009

Short Film: F.U.B.A.R.

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A modern old-fashioned propaganda film about a soldier’s first kill on D-Day.

Written and Directed by JR Burningham, Produced by Tess Ortbals



F.U.B.A.R. from JR Burningham on Vimeo.

Published: November 8, 2008