Bicoastal and London-based production company Park Pictures has won the 2019 Cannes Lions Palme D’Or, awarded to the best performing production company of the year. The Academy Award-winning company also earned a Titanium Lion for the lauded Nike commercial “Dream Crazy,” which they produced. In total, the production company snagged 19 awards at the festival.
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Representative of a groundbreaking season, Park Pictures was nominated for various Lions for zeitgeist-forming work. “Dream Crazy” additionally earned two Grand Prix Lions, one in the inaugural ‘Entertainment Lions For Sport’ category and one in the ‘Outdoor’ category; five Gold Lions in Entertainment Lions For Sport, Film, Film Craft and Social & Influencer; four Silver Lions in Film; and five Bronze Lions in Outdoor and Creative Strategy. The commercial was directed by Lance Acord, Oscar-winning director Emmanuel “Chivo” Lubezki and Christian Weber.
Their Nike spot “Just Do It: Caster Semenya” also earned a Bronze Glass Lion for Change.
About Park Pictures
Founded in 1998 by Executive Producer Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and renowned filmmaker/cinematographer Lance Acord, Bicoastal/London-based Park Pictures has an auspicious track record of discovering and mentoring new filmmaking talent and infusing all projects with big screen production values. Park Pictures has forged strong partnerships with agencies and clients 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 numerous Cannes Lions. Nominated three times, Lance Acord and Park Pictures won the 2014 Emmy Award for Outstanding Commercial for Apple "Misunderstood." 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.
After winning an Academy Award in 2010 for the company’s first narrative film, live-action short “The New Tenants” starring Vincent D’Onofrio, Park Pictures founded the Park Pictures feature division, headed by Producer Sam Bisbee, Jacqueline Kelman Bisbee and Lance Acord. Park Pictures Features has produced ten feature films, nine of which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Most recently, Park Pictures showcased three films at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, including the closing night movie Hearts Beat Loud, the Sundance Next Fest program film An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn, and the documentary feature The Sentence. The Sentence especially resonated with attendees and earned the annually-coveted Audience Award. Hearts Beat Loud, starring Nick Offerman, recently sold to Gunpowder & Sky for U.S. distribution and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions for international distribution, and The Sentence was acquired by HBO for US television and streaming rights.