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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview With Melodie Sisk

“I would shoot every film in the South if I could. There are untapped landscapes and personal stories around every corner.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. This week is an interview with Melodie Sisk, producer of Little Sister, the 2016 Closing Night Film.

Little Sister will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 6:00pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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Star Wars Meets Daft Punk In Big Designer’s Music Video Mash-Up

Here at Big, our employees do great things for our clients. But the greatness doesn’t stop there.

Many of them make cool things in their spare time too. Brian Curtin, our Motion Design Director, is one of those people. He’s known on YouTube as “InfectiousDesigner” where his channel has gotten millions of views. He’s even done commissioned work for PlayStation, directing and producing a short film based on one of their games.

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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview with Justin Gaar

“I think Southerners see the world differently. Truly aware Southerners see the world with a pretty unique lens.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. This week is an interview with Justin Gaar, director of Curse Of The Man Who Sees UFOs, that was originally conducted for a feature in Birmingham Magazine’s August issue.

Curse Of The Man Who Sees UFOs will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 10:30am at the Red Mountain Theatre Company.

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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview with Daniel Scheinert (Part 2)

“There’s not many other folks making movies in L.A. from Alabama. As far as stories that I can tell, that folks haven’t heard before, stories about Alabama keep coming up again and again.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. This week is Part 2 of an interview with Daniel Scheinert, co-writer/co-director of Swiss Army Man, that was originally conducted for a feature in Birmingham Magazine’s August issue. Catch up with Part 1 here.

Swiss Army Man will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 12:50pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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These Are Not the Bots You’re Looking For: A Window Into Digital Advertising Fraud

Legend has it that a lone Greek soldier named Sinon was intentionally left behind during the Trojan War to deliver a message.

That message was to present a gift of a giant battering ram in the shape of a horse to the Trojan Army as an offering of peace to their goddess of war, Athena. The Trojans loved the peace offering so much they marched the wooden horse right inside their gates. And then they quickly learned the lesson of something simply being too good to be true.

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Sidewalk Talks: An Interview with Daniel Scheinert (Part 1)

“They found us more than we found them. We were just making anything and everything we could.”

In honor of the 18th annual Sidewalk Film Festival on August 26-28, we’re publishing a series of interviews with Birmingham filmmakers that are featured in this year’s festival. First up is Part 1 of an interview with Daniel Scheinert, co-writer/co-director of Swiss Army Man, that was originally conducted for a feature in Birmingham Magazine’s August issue. Jump to Part 2 here.

Swiss Army Man will be screening Sunday, August 28 at 12:50pm at the Alabama Theatre.

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Lessons From An Award-Winning Story: 3 Questions With Sarah Sherrill

At Big, we believe in bringing tried and true principles of reporting to our content process.

Yes, there are many fundamental differences between us and our peers in journalism, but our team calls on our accumulated editorial experience every day.

Case in point, editorial assistant Sarah Sherrill. Sarah, who joined Big earlier this year, was recently honored with numerous state and national awards for her reporting during the historic 50th anniversary of the attacks on voting rights marchers in Selma in 1965.

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Paul Janeway’s Top 5 Picks for Sloss Fest 2016

Sloss Fest is back in just over a week, and we couldn’t be happier.

In advance of this year’s festival, we connected with our client, our friend, and local superstar Paul Janeway—lead singer for St. Paul and the Broken Bones—to get his take on a few must-see acts.

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Join Us (and Our Pups) For Take Your Dog to Work Day

This Friday is National Take Your Dog to Work Day and we want you and your furry friends to join us.

From 4-7pm, we’ll be hosting a Yappy Hour at our office and the dog-friendly Collins Bar patio next door, sponsored by Trim Tab Brewing Company.

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Big’s Valerie Taylor Takes Home AAF ‘Junior of the Year’ Ten Award

Valerie Taylor, one of our assistant account executives, was named American Advertising Federation Birmingham’s “Junior of the Year” at the 2016 Ten Awards ceremony.

Held Thursday, June 16, the Ten Awards recognized 10 of “the best of the best in the agency and corporate marketing arena.”

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