EMMY WINNER FOR OUTSTANDING COMMERCIAL 2012!
Cinema Five Films is a full service creative production company located in the Flatiron neighborhood of New York City. Our work includes an award winning feature film, television shows, TV commercials and network promos. Cinema Five Films represents talent from all aspects of production from writers, directors, cinematographers and editors with over 20 years experience in the industry.
Cinema Five Films’ creative team works closely with clients and ad agencies offering full production services from creative pitches thru post production. Some of our clients include networks such as: CBS, MTV, Spike, Comedy Central, Starz, BET, VH1, MTV2. Some of our commercial clients include : Victoria’s Secret, Visa, Rhapsody, Wrigleys, Neutrogena, Sonic, Acuvue, Atari, L’Oreal, Revlon, Fanta, Free Credit Score, Target, Cingular, Clearasil, Proctor and Gamble and more.
We have also shot over a 100 live performances, music videos and interviews. Artists include Kanye West, Dave Matthews Band, Paul Weller, Alanis Morrisette, Goo Goo Dolls, Diddy, Jewel, Lisa Marie Presley, Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair, Gnarls Barkley, Rilo Kiley, Nickleback, Fountains of Wayne, Hootie and the Blowfish ,Death Cab for Cutie, the Killers, Keisha Cole, Wilco, the White Stripes, Franz Ferdinand and many more.
Patrick J. Donnelly
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Patrick Donnelly entered the film business after graduating from San Francisco State University in 1988 with a B.A. in Cinema studies. His first break came when he obtained a staff position at Rick Levine Productions one of the most prestigious commercial production companies of the 1980’s. From there, Patrick moved to Peter Corbett and Company which specialized in effects and animated commercial production, where he obtained hands-on experience with camera, motion control, lighting, and table-top techniques. Patrick then moved to the freelance world as a Key Grip, where he did feature films in Ireland and New York. He also worked a Universal Studios in Orlando, on the Television show WMAC masters. All the time he continued to work extensively in the commercial and music video world in New York and Los Angeles.Patrick then made the move to Lighting designer and Gaffer, working with a wide range of Directors of Photography, including: Lance Accord, Jim Feely, Peter Biziou, Edward Stevens, Tim Ives, Patrick Cady, Fred Murphy, and Darius Kondji. He then began shooting in 1998, working for director Norman Grossfeld of 4Kids Productions on a television pilot. He then made his way into feature films, doing 2nd Unit and operating for DP Pat Cady on the film “Girlfight” which won Best Picture at the Sundance Film Festival that year. Patrick then went on to produce and shoot the feature film; “A Million Miles”, which won Best Screenplay and runner-up Best Feature at the “Dances With Films” festival in Los Angeles. In 2004 he shot the short film “A-Alike” for director Randal Dottin which won the Academy Award for best student short, as well as winning the National Board of Review award.Patrick has shot and operated on the shows “Live @VH1.com” and ”MTV.com Live” on over 120 live performances of some of the biggest acts in the music industry.He has produced, directed and shot a pilot for “Wiley’s World”, a ½ hour episodic travelogue children’s show.“Divergence” is his feature film debut as Writer/ Director/ Camera. It was released through Vanguard Cinemas International and has played in 17 international film festivals, winning Best Feature in five of them and garnering critical accolades:
Critic Lisa Nesselson of Variety states:
“First pic by Director/DP Patrick Donnelly shows talent all around.”
George Schmidt of Moviefreak.com states:
“…perhaps the best post 9/11 film I’ve seen – including “United 93” and “World Trade Center” – because it focuses on a real human element; the promise of love amidst immense tragedy. This may very well be the “Coming Home” of its generation.”
Eric Campos of Filmthreat states:
“Divergence” is a wonderful sight to behold. Filmmaker Patrick J. Donnelly, along with his cast and crew, brings us a story that finds people struggling to stay strong in their darkest hour, a story that many of us can relate to especially in trying times such as these. Highly recommended.”
Patrick has recently directed national spots for “Rhapsody”, “Fanta”, “Free Credit Score.com” as well as working as a cinematographer on “Victoria’s Secret”, “Orbit Gum” and “Neutrogena”His Sci-Fi adaption of Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” had recently been completed and will start making the rounds on the Film festival circuit.
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Mark Breese was born in Cleveland, Ohio and was drawn to film and television early in life due in large part to his mother’s penchant for watching anything and everything. But he began on the path towards making his interests into a career after a chance first viewing of 1968′s Planet of the Apes in a hotel room while on vacation when he was eighteen years old. Since moving to New York in 2004, he has worked on a variety of feature film, documentary, television and commercial projects including five years as a producer/editor in MTV’s On Air Promos division. He lives in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.
Editor / firstname.lastname@example.org
Bill Levy is an editor born and raised in New York.
When Bill was six years old his father sat him down in front of the TV and said, “a new channel is starting today. Let’s see what this is all about.”
Together they watched one of the most iconic moments in tv history, the launch of a brand new network called MTV.
20 miles west and 20 years later, Bill started working in Times Square, cutting promos for classic MTV series like Real World, Cribs, and Pimp My Ride.
More recently, Bill edited series launch and season launch promo campaigns for MTV’s breakout hit Catfish, and for Nickelodeon franchises like Avatar, Spongebob, Iron Man: Armored Adventures, and X-Men.
Since 2004, he’s been creating sizzle reels and presentations for everything from new show pitches to network upfronts.
In 2013, Bill was lead editor on the Discovery Channel series Head Games, and cut several pilots for Food Network.
In addition to a life-long love of tv and pop culture, Bill’s diverse interests range from underground dance music to standup comedy, and pretending his cats aren’t the boss of him.
Bill attended Washington University in St. Louis where he studied studio art and film.