Nothing sends a clearer signal that Strike Anywhere is expanding with impressive speed and vision than the hire of Cori Cooperider as Executive Producer.
Cooperider’s career has encompassed in-house tenures at Aero Film, Psyop and Backyard Productions, and several years in the field as a freelancer. Her initiative-taking spirit attracted her to the Los Angeles and San Francisco-based Strike Anywhere.
“From the get go, I felt inspired by the entire team,” says Cooperider. “First and foremost, everyone here is a maker. The directors don’t wait for boards to roll in; they are constantly creating, from shorts to features to branded content and art. That aspect makes for an energizing and invigorating workplace, which fits perfectly with my own personality. Being multifaceted is an interesting and compelling story to tell.”
She continues, “Strike Anywhere has a lot to offer in terms of the talent, as well as capabilities that span from creative services through post. We offer a solution, and if we don’t have the perfect team for a project in-house already, we’ll source it.”
This has been a banner year for Strike Anywhere. Director Ryan Simon's riveting documentary feature The Black Jacket, which portrays the community outreach work of an ex-Black Panther committed to ending gang violence in South Central Los Angeles, became available to stream on Netflix this month; A24 has set the October 12th theatrical release date for director Barry Jenkins' Moonlight, a feature film about a young man's coming of age during the Miami drug wars of the 80's and 90's; and Michael Jacobs' documentary short Gift of Gab was named a Vimeo Staff Pick after a successful screening at the Tribeca Film Festival. Keep your eyes peeled for the September debut of Jacobs’ latest ESPN 30 for 30 about Wilt Chamberlain's lesser-known volleyball career.
On the brand front, Strike Anywhere recently wrapped projects for Heat, Kuhl/Swaine, 72andSunny, Facebook, and New Belgium.
The company is certainly stepping into a new era, further cemented by the addition of West Coast Sales Rep Brad Grubaugh of Goodrebel. With the arrival of these dedicated new team members in their arsenal, Strike Anywhere is poised to become an even greater creative force to be reckoned with.