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Reel


CREATE. DEVELOP. WRITE. DIRECT. PRODUCE. DEPLOY.

Animation Reel. Check it out!

Platform Agnostic. Storytelling Devotees.

We love great stories.  We love to consume them and we’re in love with creating them.

For people like us, the timing couldn’t be better. The evolution of content distribution has created a consumption landscape where a screen is a screen is a screen.  From mobile to multi-plex, the audience is ravenous for quality story.  The genius of this, is a new freedom to tell stories and craft experiences that live everywhere the audience is - which is everywhere.  

This is where we thrive.  We look at all facets of the story we’re telling, skillfully select the ideal methods to deliver each component and than execute with passion and intent.  

Our mission is to pioneer rich new experiences, creating worlds of content that convert audience members to die hard fans.

Skills + Services

  • Story / Script
  • Film / Animation Direction
  • Casting + Voice Direction
  • Original Music Production
  • Post Audio Production

  • Art Direction
  • Character Development + Design
  • Storyboard + Story Reel
  • Motion Graphics
  • Project Management + Production

 

  • Branding and Logo
  • Collateral + Marketing
  • Print Design + Production
  • App Design + Development
  • Comic / Book Packaging + Production
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    Let's chat ;) Action@M2Action.com

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    NETSCOUT


    Creating "Guardians of the Connected World"

    NETSCOUT


    Creating "Guardians of the Connected World"

    NETSCOUT

    Netscout "Engage '17" Keynote Video

    This poster (and Graphic Novel cover) utilizes real Netscout leaders as key characters spearheading "Operation Illumination" and inviting customers and partners to join them as "Guardians of the Connected World"

    We directed and produced a TON of content for the world leader in network performance management and security. And then they put it on a 60 foot screen!

    Netscout is the world leader in application and network performance management and security. Their latest campaign casts their partners and customers, along with their own team, as the "Guardians of the Connected World". For us, hand meet glove.

    Working with the ultra-talented folks at Small Army agency, we produced animated teasers leading into their annual conference "Engage '17" culminating in the creation of their keynote video which kicked off the show in front of over 1000 attendees on a massive 60 foot screen. How cool is that!?

    So cool. We also created a specialized version of the keynote video, customized to their internal sales force and all the visuals for the Keynote presentations by Netscout's executive presenters. Additionally we created a promotional poster, a graphic novel, given away to attendees and additional creative and visual materials to support a unified multi-platform experience leading into and throughout the event. Such fun.

     

    Teaser #1 : "Speed"

    Teaser #3 : "Knowledge"

    Teaser #2 : "Vision"

    Teaser #4 : "Power Up"

    This customized version of the Keynote video was created for Netscout's internal sales team and features a unique animated ending sequence along with alternate VO and edit.


    The Operation Illumination Graphic Novel was distributed to 'Engage '17' Event attendees.


    We created Netscout leadership headshots that brought Keynote presenters and other key team members into the style of the campaign.

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    LAEMMLE


    LA'S INDY THEATER CHAIN BRINGS ON THE ART! 

    LAEMMLE


    LA'S INDY THEATER CHAIN BRINGS ON THE ART! 

    LAEMMLE THEATERS

    "Lambshark" : Laemmle Theateres Outdoor Screens Promo

    One of the posters we created as part of the re-branding campaign. This one promotes one of Laemmle's themed special events.

    We brought the bite to Los Angeles' premiere art house theater chain!

    Partnering with agency 330, we rebranded LA's original art house cinema! From new logo and brand ID materials to outdoor signage, drink cups and merchandise M2 founder, Eben Matthews served as the creative director for this top to bottom re-invention of the chain's visual identity.

    When the need for animated and filmed elements came into the project, M2 jumped up to make it happen. We directed and produced several pieces used for in-theater marketing as well as for outside promotion for Laemmle sponsored or spearheaded initiatives. Check it out! We can direct and produce live action too ;)

    "Art in the Arthouse" : Live action in-theater promo showcasing artist's work on display and available for purchase.


    Various branded elements created for in-theater promotion, brand messaging and external advertising, signage and marketing

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    REBEL FUTURE


    AN EPIC MULTI-PLATFORM ADVENTURE

    REBEL FUTURE


    AN EPIC MULTI-PLATFORM ADVENTURE

    REBEL FUTURE

    Rebel Future : The First Teaser

    The first chapter of the Rebel Future universe plays out through a unique multi-player game.  We designed all aspects of the game and larger brand.

    We developed, designed, wrote and directed the launch of a new multi-platform entertainment franchise.

    An epic struggle carves the galaxy between the Imperium, Ro8ocorp, Pirates and Rebels.

    Welcome to the Rebel Future. A new brand of episodic storytelling will unfold through a series of games, cartoons comics and more.

    We co-created the property and than wrote, directed and produced animation, game design and digital comics to introduce than expand the world across multiple platforms.

     


    Character Design:  Visual Development, Art Direction and Illustration by M2.

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    SHERWOOD TEXAS


    NOT YOUR FATHER'S MERRY MEN

    SHERWOOD TEXAS


    NOT YOUR FATHER'S MERRY MEN

    SHERWOOD TEXAS

    Robin Hood reimagined for a new generation. Music by Colt Ford courtesy of Average Joes Entertainment 

    Cover B : Alternate Cover Illustration by M2 Partner, Eben Matthews

    we rolled out a high octane launch trailer for 12-gauge comics' reinvention of robin hood.

    Re-imagining the legend of Robin Hood as a modern day Spaghetti Western, SHERWOOD, TX is set inside the world of biker gangs, drug wars, human trafficking, and revenge.

    We created a dynamic launch trailer for the series that utilizes key art and moments from the first issue as well as the brilliant character designs created by Eisner and Harvey award winning series cover artist, Andrew Robinson.  Additionally, the trailer features an easily updated section that features the current issue of the series, such that each new installment is featured in the trailer - allowing it to stay fresh and relevant throughout the entire run.

    Find out more at 12gaugecomics.com

    Covers A and C


    Character Designs by Eisner / Harvey Award Winner and Series Cover Artist, Andrew Robinson.

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    THE AVERAGE JOES


    AVERAGE JOES ENTERTAINMENT'S EXPANSION INTO COMICS

    THE AVERAGE JOES


    AVERAGE JOES ENTERTAINMENT'S EXPANSION INTO COMICS

    THE AVERAGE JOES

    The Launch Trailer for Average Joes Entertainment's jump into Comics!

    The Average Joes Comic Series launches as an exclusive part of Colt Ford's album, "Thanks for Listening", at Wal-Mart with retail and tour editions to follow.

    We launched Average Joes Entertainment's new Super Hero team with a trailer that's anything but average.

    Average Joes Entertainment, an Atlanta and Nashville-based record label found success with flagship artist Colt Ford and a roster of artists and content aimed at the "Mud Generation".  As the company expands into other entertainment media they are launching a flagship comic series with the fine folks at 12-Gauge comics.

    To kick off the new endeavor, we came on board to create a launch trailer that celebrates the dynamic, fun spirit of the series and sets the stage for years of Average Joes adventures.

    Stay tuned... There's lots more fun to come!


    Whenever possible, we create custom art for maximum effect.

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    CABELA'S AFRICAN ADVENTURES


    ON SAFARI WITH ACTIVISION'S LONG RUNNING HUNTING FRANCHISE

    CABELA'S AFRICAN ADVENTURES


    ON SAFARI WITH ACTIVISION'S LONG RUNNING HUNTING FRANCHISE

    CABELA'S AFRICAN ADVENTURE

    Game Opening / Story Cinematic #1

    The latest in Cabela's series of hunting games released for PS3, X-Box 360 and Wii

    We joined Activision on the hunt for a stylish and sophisticated series of story cinematics

    We created all the story cinematics for Activisions' long running hunting franchise.  You play as a surly hunter commissioned to recover the pieces of a tribal statue.  To complete your mission you'll have to confront Africa's most fearsome beasts, your unscrupulous benefactor and romantic complications.

    We developed a sophisticated illustration style that perfectly compliments the look and feel of the gameplay while supporting a fun and engaging story.  Additionally, we were commissioned to create the in-game menu and loading screens to carry the look and feel of the storyline throughout the title.


    We created the in-game menu and loading screens to keep the visual style flowing throughout the title.

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    THE TOWER CHRONICLES


    LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT'S FLAGSHIP COMIC SERIES

    THE TOWER CHRONICLES


    LEGENDARY ENTERTAINMENT'S FLAGSHIP COMIC SERIES

    THE TOWER CHRONICLES

    Legendary Entertainment's flagship comic series launch trailer.

    Comic industry legends Matt Wagner and Simon Bisley team up with Legendary Entertainment mastermind, Thomas Tull to launch their expansion into the comics industry.

    We brought Legendary's flagship comic series to life in glorious 3D!

    To celebrate their foray into the comics industry, Legendary Entertainment engaged us to create a 3D launch trailer.  

    The trailer allowed us to show off a bit.  We love working in Anaglyph (Red/Blue) 3D due to the universal accessibility of the effect.  From smart phone to tablet to flat screen TV, our 3D process just works.  The added dimension draws the viewer deeply into the world of the material.  We really love it.  Plus getting those Red/Blue glasses onto the faces of your audience opens up all kinds of cool promotional opportunities.  Plus, they sure are stylish ;)

    As long time fans, bringing legendary comic artist, Simon Bisley's work to life was enough to make M2 Directors, Adam Martin + Eben Matthews squeal like star-struck school girls. (Those two tend to get a bit excited about the work.)

     


    When starting with existing art, we separate each element that will be animated.  This often leaves gaps in the art which we fill in with new art to create a seamless and cohesive final product. 

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    FEMME FATALES


    CINEMAX' SEXY SERIES GETS IN BED WITH M2

    FEMME FATALES


    CINEMAX' SEXY SERIES GETS IN BED WITH M2

    FEMME FATALES

    "Libra's Streets"

    Cinemax' late night anthology series brought a wide mix of genre and talent together to weave a collection of Cryptkeeper worth tales with a sexy edge.

    We powered up Cinemax' sexy anthology series.

    In the season two finale, Cinemax' Femme Fatales brought out the spandex (well, leather) for a sexy take on a female vigilante keeping the streets safe for common folk.

    We created a one minute dream sequence that showcased our costumed crime fighter alive in the pages of the funny book she was inspired by.

    The series embraces the racier side of Cinemax' late night history while playing with hard boiled noir tropes and all manor of fun genre tales.

    Our segment in the context of the show can be seen HERE but be warned, there is some nudity involved (Boobs!). 

     


    "Libra" in glorious live action and as her illustrated counterpart

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    SUPREMACY MMA


    EVERY FIGHTER HAS A STORY

    SUPREMACY MMA


    EVERY FIGHTER HAS A STORY

    SUPREMACY MMA

    Game Opening Movie

    M2 created a unique art style for the title which included designing the box art for the console versions of the game.

    We jumped into the cage to write, direct and produce all the story content for the kick ass game, Supremacy MMA.  

    We created over 90 minutes of content in 7 months! (Woah!) and developed a unique style and production process. to make ti happen. 

    The game launched on X-Box 360, Playstation 3 and then Playstation Vita. 

    Additionally we created the game box art, website and a kick-ass poster campaign celebrating each fighter and their attitude in the game. 

    TV Trailer

    X-Box 360/PS3 : Dante Cut Scene #1

    PSP Vita : Novel Bell Cut Scene #1


    Poster Campaign:  Art Direction, Deisgn and Illustration by M2.

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    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS


    THE CULT-HIT FRANCHISE TAKES ON COMICS

    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS


    THE CULT-HIT FRANCHISE TAKES ON COMICS

    THE BOONDOCK SAINTS

    M2's Teaser for the comic series.

    The ultimate companion piece to Boondock Saints II in all it's Hard-Cover Edition glory

    We added volumes to one of the most successful cult-hit franchises of all time.

    The Boondock Saints films have generated over $250 million in sales and attracted legions of fans all over the world (over 4.5 million on Facebook alone).

    With the series' first expansion into any media beyond film, we created a teaser trailer that let the fan base know - The Saints are Coming! 

    The untold story of the 'Original Saint' - The series brings you right into the middle of the franchise, integrating with Boondock Saints II : "All Saints Day" and expands on the history of 'Il Duce'.  The Brothers MacManus are also on tap, in Boston and Ireland, doing what they do best in a series of brand new adventures.

    Is this worth picking up? Absolutely. Why? Because it not only allows you to experience the franchise in a very exciting new way but it kicks the door wide open for future installments in this medium. Consider it a win!
    — Icon vs. Icon

    The Boondock Saints Comic Series was produced by M2 Co-Founder, Eben Matthews.  It's the first incarnation of the franchise beyond the films and is designed as a companion to them. 

    The ultimate "Black Label Edition" collects the entire series with extra features in one decadent, extremely limited collectors' edition.