Extra featured Scott Rice’s recent collaboration with legendary choreographer Tina Landon for his new music video “Living for the Weekend” with artist Madison McWilliams. Tina has worked with the likes of Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Prince, Pink, Jay-Z, Marc Anthony, Ricky Martin, Jennifer Lopez, Aerosmith, Christina Aguilera, Shakira, Tina Turner, Paula Abdul, Rihanna and Britney Spears.
With the release of WHITE BOY RICK, Matthew McConaughey and Scott Rice complete their 3-semester University of Texas study of Yann Demange’s crime drama. A new video by Two Shot West showcases the Script to Screen course, which McConaughey and Rice co-teach. Film students had access to early drafts of the screenplay and behind-the-scenes footage shot exclusively for the class long before the film’s open.
Director Scott Rice recently tackled the musical in Musical Number for R&R Partners and the Utah Transit Authority. Acclaimed Hollywood choreographer Jason Myhre took a break from Paula Abdul’s latest tour to work on the spot. Utah Valley University dancers filled out the Salt Lake City cast, and the Provo High School flag team also lent a hand. Go behind the scenes to see Scott Rice and crew in action.
This year marks Scott Rice’s 10 year anniversary directing Parents Empowered’s anti-underage drinking campaign for R&R Partners. Pathways features motion control which allowed for a character to be cloned onscreen. Incredulous and In Reverse (which takes place almost entirely in reverse motion) round out the campaign. Two Shot West congratulates R&R Partners’ group creative director Kyle Curtis on creating over 30 Parents Empowered PSAs and counting. The initiative has reduced underage drinking in the state of Utah by over 40%.
Mighty Coconut founder Lucas Martell directed the spot ADVENTURE for Reliant Energy and Y&R Austin. Timothy Cunningham produced. The project itself was an adventure. It took only five weeks from greenlight to delivery which is a breakneck pace for 3D animation.
The Huffington Post premiered Scott Rice’s music video END OF THE TUNNEL featuring 15 year-old singer-songwriter Madison McWilliams. Of her work, HuffPost states: “McWilliams blends elements of pop, pop rock, jazz, R&B and blues into an inimitable sound that features cogent melodies, wonderful harmonies and McWilliams’ pyrotechnic vocals.” Embracing the song’s thematics, Rice chose to finish the music video in stark black and white.
Texas Monthly recently took their cameras behind the scenes of Matthew McConaughey’s SCRIPT TO SCREEN class. Scott Rice co-teaches the course with McConaughey at the University of Texas at Austin. Check out the video.
Two Shot West executive producer and director Scott Rice has been nominated for a Lone Star Emmy in the director category. The national PBS series he creative directs, STORIES OF THE MIND, has also be nominated.
Animation partner Mighty Coconut’s smash hit short film PIGEON: IMPOSSIBLE will soon be a feature starring Will Smith and Tom Holland called SPIES IN DISGUISE. The film, produced by Fox Animation, releases on January 18, 2019. The source material was a labor of love by animator and director Lucas Martell. Two Shot West director Scott Rice provided additional story.
Two Shot West has completed another campaign for Way to Quit. The comedic animated spot entitled Organ City features work by director Scott Rice and Two Shot West partner Mighty Coconut. R&R Partner’s Kyle Curtis served as creative director.