AMC and Better Call Saul know how to treat party guests. After the Comic-Con BCS Season 4 premiere screening, they hosted a party with Abluquerque-inspired Southwestern delights and perfect homage to “Gene” with this endless stack of buns. Good times made great.
The Only Way to Comic-Con
22 Jul 18
Bye bye, traffic.
The More Things Change…
24 Jun 18
Dulé Hill might be digging into his newer USA role, but he still likes a fresh plate of quality digestive enzymes. And sharing a wink with his longtime Psych fans.
Worth The Drive
23 Jun 18
If you’re shooting Toronto and haven’t seen Niagra from the Canadian side, do yourself a favor and go for it.
23 May 18
OMG. This foal is only nine days old.
While We Can’t Show You…
17 May 18
What we saw at The Walking Dead set this week, we can recommend the down-home goodness of Katie Lou’s Cafe in neighboring Senioa, Georgia.
06 May 18
Don’t rat us out for parking close to set. It was a weekend and pretty sure Ms. Bernstein was in LA. And remember: Snitches Get Stiches.
Oh, The Places You’ll Go
05 Mar 18
This is what we call a good location scout find…
01 Feb 18
We could probably shoot here in Austin about once a month. Sincere apologies, as no photo could do this plate of Micklethwait Craft Meat magic justice. You sorta just have to go…
Holidays In New York
14 Dec 17
Nothing quite like NYC when the holidays arrive. Especially when you’re there for working on a great project and the first real snow of the season drifts in to greet you.
Hey, ATL, Not To Worry You, But…
21 Nov 17
11 Sep 17
Our project with AMC & Better Call Saul won a freakin’ Emmy. Whaaaaaaat? We won for our AMC Better Call Saul Los Pollos Hermanos Training Videos in the category of Outstanding Short Form Comedy or Drama. The films were written by Ariel Levine, animated by Jay Marks, and starred the incomparable Giancarlo Esposito – with additional efforts by numerous AMC, BCS and…
28 Jul 17
Few locations define auto spots in LA more that the iconic 2nd Street Tunnel. Last night we chased a Toyota Tundra through it a few times for our friends at Discovery. Look for the spot to hit the air in September right around the return of their riveting unscripted show, Yukon Men.
20 Jun 17
How cool is this? So excited to see our Syfy imagery projected on the NASDAQ Jumbotron in Times Sq. yesterday. See part of the campaign here: http://www.baconandsons.com/work/all/obsessed-campaign/
Going Full Metal
09 Jun 17
There’s gold in them thar hills! (And silver and bronze, too!) Thrilled to have been honored with three PromaxBDA Gold award statuettes for our work with Discovery/letgo… plus a Silver and Bronze for History/GEICO. What a night!
Thanks Again, Adweek
15 May 17
What a lovely surprise! Bacon’s work for AMC and Better Call Saul got a little more Adweek love in a piece on some of the latest trends in marketing integration… It’s Not Just TV’s Golden Age, We’re Living in the Golden Age of TV Hype
06 Feb 17
Sure, there are career bucket list items to check off… and then there’s doing a Superbowl spot for AMC’s The Walking Dead.
11 Nov 16
Want to feel some America? Head down to Killeen, TX for their Veteran’s Day Parade.
Oh, Hello, Clio!
21 Oct 16
Great night last night at the Clio Key Art Awards. Firstly, we got to see work showcased that is the absolute class of tv, theatrical and gaming promotion. Secondly, our evening’s host was the always funny Amy Sadaris.
At Bacon & Sons
15 Sep 16
There’s no hat we won’t wear to get the job done.
Driving In Hollywood Rule #1
25 Aug 16
Don’t rear-end Angelyne. It’s just plain rude.
15 Jul 16
We heart Portland. Running around this fun, funky town on a multi-day documentary project we got to see, hear and taste much of what it has to offer. So much to love. Great crew and people, too!
Well, isn’t this nice…
23 Jun 16
Last week’s PromaxBDA Conference was a great time, as always. We hobnobbed with many of our favorite people in the promo world and enjoyed some inspiring and informative panels. “The State of Our Art” presented by Maurice Marable & Kendrick Reid was a personal favorite, featuring truly heartfelt, transformative work. Though it’s never why you go, it was lovely to…
Head Of The Class
12 May 16
Though initially famous for starring a very different (and far superior) sitcom, actor/director/singer/pro race car driver/scratch golfer/host/consummate professional Alfonso Ribeiro is a class of his own.
New York Festivals
19 Apr 16
Yesterday was a banner day for Bacon & Sons… with a little adventure on the side. Our launches for Join Or Die and (this past season’s) The Walking Dead got some wonderful recognition from the New York Festivals award show at NAB. As if that alone wasn’t a treat enough, we walked out of a tech scout…
Hot Or Spot!
03 Feb 16
Maybe it’s the nuke at the end, but Promax gave our Join Or Die launch the spotlight. Always appreciated!
JOIN OR DIE Before and After
01 Feb 16
We’re big fans of those before-and-after process pieces that accompany big budget franchise flicks, so here’s a little behind-the-scenes look at the Join or Die pre-viz…
Hot Walker Action
24 Aug 15
As if working with the show itself wasn’t reward enough, we’re proud of how this project turned out. Collaborating with everyone at AMC and The Walking Dead to make it happen was, once again, an inspired experience. You put the “hot” in this Hot Spot.
05 Aug 15
Thanks USA Network for letting us be a part of your new VOD strategy. We had a blast last month working with the #USAPlayingHouse ladies on two Toyota spots airing on-air and on-demand. Great to see your creative smarts profiled by the folks at ADWEEK.
11 Jun 15
Thanks #BrandedContent15 for including TWO of our spots as examples of your five rules for Branded Content marketing! #PromaxBDA15
Peanut Butter Fudge Promax Love
10 Jun 15
Nice to get some recognition during the big shindig down at LA Live #promaxbda15. Thanks again to our pals at History and Sonic for a great collaboration, teamwork and tater tots. Link: http://brief.promaxbda.org/content/historys-texas-rising-and-sonic-partner
Next Level Collaboration
19 May 15
Teamwork. We gots it.
Another Kind of reward.
10 May 15
Unless you happen to be on one of the few remaining transcontinental flights still without wifi, there’s not much time away from work these days. It takes a concerted effort, at times, to really break from deadlines, conference calls and the obligations required to keep your clients satisfied and your team motivated. But you’ve got…
07 May 15
But this is a closed set.
Run Don’t Walk
30 Apr 15
To Casa Rubia in Dallas. This tapas inspired restaurant was an amusement park ride of delectable delights. Each dish topped the one that came before it. We ended up trying as many dishes as we possibly could. Not one disappointed. And after a pretty great meal the night before at Smoke in Plano, we’re luck…
09 Apr 15
Nothing drove Lauren Zalaznick and me (Dan) more crazy than this fucking logo. All throughout our tenure at VH1 — post rebrand from the awful Memphis-style logo — we’d encounter this monstrosity in tertiary cable markets and local listings. It just wouldn’t die. Bane of our existence. Be gone, you!
To The Victor Goes The Spoils
20 Mar 15
Or in this case, the crew… There’s no better way to cap off shooting a branded spot on a crabbing boat than to plop the crustaceans we shot right into boiling water and go to town. Unless, of course, you add a cold IPA or two… Also, Half Moon Bay is heaven.
Lego My Producer
08 Mar 15
Cold Hard Fact #30
24 Jan 15
Rockefeller Plaza is really the best.
The Pursuit of Happiness
19 Dec 14
Going off-road with Pursuit System’s Buggy is one hell of a way to finish the year. Hell, Dan looks so badass back there, he’s signing autographs…
19 Dec 14
Receiving a Vimeo Staff Pick – among other accolades – was swell, but making Nylon’s best 2014 might be the year’s real highlight for David’s Priory video. Thanks, Nylon!
The Twittersphere Has Spoken
13 Oct 14
The great thing about being associated with a ratings juggernaut like AMC’s The Walking Dead is the instant public feedback available to us. We can’t say that all 17.3 million people who watched the Season 5 premiere saw our TWD Fan Spot, but for those who did, it appears as though they really liked it!
16 Sep 14
David Vincent Wolf’s video for the Priory single “Weekend” has already gotten some love from Time Magazine and Entertainment Tonight, but today Yahoo! Music joined in when they decided take every rollerskating video they could find for a spin and rank them.
10 Aug 14
Friend of Bacon Eli Kirshtein’s long anticipated Atlanta restaurant The Luminary opened this month. A couple of us got a sneak peek in July of the place, but this week we were able to eat a fantastic meal there. Long story short: Eat there. You’ll thank us after.
Fit For A King
08 Aug 14
04 Jul 14
Kick up your heels and enjoy yourself a good time, America!
Reporting For Duty
14 May 14
We weren’t in New York to shoot anything Colbert-related, but we did have a chance to catch his show. It was a special night with The Black Keys as the in-studio guests. Check it clips out here at colbertnation.com Really great to catch this show before it satires its way in the sunset before he…
The Reason for No Seasons
08 Apr 14
We’ve posted a bit about weather we’ve encountered when shooting in other parts of the country. Challenges are fun and we always find a way to make it work — you know, except for that time with Superstorm Sandy… That said, there are many reasons film, television and commercial work is centered in Los…
03 Apr 14
Few things are are more enjoyable on a scout day than a well-planned meal break… and if you’re in Venice, CA on that scout, make sure that break has you refueling at Pork Belly’s Sandwich Shop on Abbott Kinney. Start with their signature sandwich The Belly Up or The Chop. Be sure to get a side…
15 Mar 14
You never know who’ll either try to get on camera or at least score some free craft service when you’re on-location. Least expected might be a few dozen banana slugs.