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NEA Convention 2015: Orlando

Onward teams up with the National Education Association again and travels to Orlando to make promotional films at this year’s NEA convention. Thanks again to all our nation’s educators!

CONARTIST KICKSTARTER SUCCESSFULLY FUNDED!

Onward recently produced a Kickstarter video for The ConArtist Collective’s 5 Year anniversary which helped them successfully fund their project to create a retrospective book! Congratulations to everyone who helped make it happen and we can’t wait to get our hands on a copy of the new book!

Onward Begins Shooting Documentary For New Learning Disorder

Onward headed to Columbia University to begin capturing footage for a new series of documentaries which focus on a previously undiagnosed children’s learning disorder. The videos will be featured on the newly founded non-profit organization’s website, which will hope to shed new light on the disorders and seek active ways to find solutions in the [...]

Con Artist Collective’s Kickstarter Campaign Featured!

Arguably one of the coolest emerging art scenes in NYC, The Con Artist Gallery, located in the East Village, is one of our favorite places to check out new art. Onward recently produced a Kickstarter film for The Con Artist Collective’s 5 year retrospective book featuring the works of The Yok Sheryo, Cosby, Sucklord, Maya, [...]

‘Belly of the Tantra’ Invited to Screen at Columbia University

‘Belly of the Tantra’ screened at Columbia University in New York on April 15th. Following the screening, an in depth Q/A took place detailing the arduous physical and mental challenge of confronting the Aghoris featured in the film and the unconventional process of making the documentary.

Online Magazine Shoot for German Television

Onward brings the sites and sounds of the city to the German tourist audience while producing content for the upcoming German Television and Online Magazine, ‘NEW YORK AKTUELL’.

Alibaba Goes Public – Onward Documents the Process

Onward Entertainment traveled the country during the weeks leading up to the largest IPO in U.S. history. We followed and filmed Jack Ma and The Alibaba Group as they met investors and prepared for Sept 19th’s opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.

Onward Creates Documentary for The Nevele Investment Group

Onward Entertainment produces a documentary about the compelling history of Ellenville, NY, which was once a flourishing upstate resort community in the 50′s and 60′s. With the help of new gaming licenses, which were approved last year, the now struggling community seeks to redefine itself and it’s economy with the help of The Nevele Investor [...]

Condé Nast’s Parade Magazine Features ‘Thank You Teachers’ Campaign

As everyone prepares to go back to school, Onward teams up with Walmart to ask Americans who their favorite teachers were and to thank them for their inspiration and service. #thankyouteachers See Video

‘Belly of the Tantra’ Premieres at National Centre of Performing Arts: Mumbai

Previously banned in India due to the controversial subject matter, ‘Belly of the Tantra’, premieres at the Tata Theatre to a full house. Over 200 eager viewers were turned away at the door due to lack of seats and more screenings have been ordered throughout the world. Congrats to director Pankaj Purohit and Producer Babita [...]

Successfully Funded Kickstarter Campaign: ‘Gulliver’s Gate’

Onward takes a behind the scenes look at the start-up exhibit, Gulliver’s Gate, while creating a Kickstarter film to help fund the creative team’s first financial milestones. We were excited to feature companies such as The Hettema Group, Walther’s and Brooklyn Model Works and document their participation in making the project a reality.

Israel Ministry of Tourism: ‘Beyond Belief’ Campaign

After hundreds of submissions to The Israel Board of Tourism’s Facebook campaign, #BeyondBelief, to award a lucky winner a trip to Israel, Onward curates and edits a viral ad highlighting the campaign’s most notable applicants.

Israel Ministry of Tourism Promo: ‘Couple’

Onward produced a promotional film for The Israel Ministry of Tourism where a newlywed couple embarks on the romantic getaway of their lives while vacationing in Israel. See the wonder and majesty of Israel they experienced. See the Video

Israel Ministry of Tourism Promo: ‘Family’

The family vacation is universal, but each trip and family unique. Onward takes a look inside one family’s trip to Israel and how the experience bonded them together and created lasting memories from years to come. See the Video

REBNY Membership Video Released

Onward Entertainment created a promotional film for the Real Estate Board of New York, highlighting the world class organization’s 100 year history, the value of REBNY membership and it’s historic role in shaping New York city itself.

Chevy commercial picks up award at Cannes Lions!

This commercial stars championship boxer Yuri Foreman, as he talks about his arduous journey to success. The commercial earned Plaudits at the 2013 Cannes Lions Festival: * Read the Article * See the Commercial

Onward Grooves at the Essence Music Festival

N’Awlins was a blast and Onward covered the show, behind the scenes and the Expo to create promotional media for Expo Plus. Featured artists included Jill Scott, Janelle Monáe, LL Cool J and Beyoncé among many others. See the Video

Onward Produces ‘Millennials’ Ad for Viacom’s Scratch Media

Based on new research determining what Millennials require from new businesses, Onward Entertainment and Scratch Media produce a viral ad communicating their diverse voices and expectations.

NEA Convention 2013: Atlanta

Onward covered all the action at this year’s NEA Members Benefits convention in Atlanta and produced several promotional films for Members Benefits. Thank you to all our educators from around the country.

34th Annual Telly Award Winners Announced!

Onward picks up three more awards for directing and producing three national commercials with client, Always Best Care, and Ad agency, Bodden Partners. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this year’s Telly Awards have been one of the most successful and competitive in the long history of the Telly Awards. Founded [...]

Communicator Gold Award of Excellence Announced

Three recent national commercials produced and directed by Onward Entertainment for Always Best Care were awarded 2013 Communicator Awards. The commercials received awards of distinction as well as the Communicator Gold Award of Excellence. With more than 6,000 entries received from across the US and around the world, the Communicator Awards, sanctioned and judged by [...]

National Branding Campaign for Always Best Care

Onward and Boddden Partners launch a national branding campaign for Always Best Care by unveiling two new television commercials.

“Belly of the Tantra” Documentary

Congratulations to producer Babita Modgil and director Pankaj Purohit for the premiere screening of “Belly of the Tantra” in Berlin, Germany. The documentary film delves into the radical beliefs and extreme rituals of Tantra. By exploring an ancient and eccentric sect of Hinduism along the river Ganges and throughout India which has sparked much controversy [...]

NEA Convention 2012: Washington, D.C.

Onward Entertainment covered the event and produced a series of small marketing films for the National Education Association. Thank you to all the educators who work hard to instill proper values in our youth and provide the tools necessary for our next generations to thrive.

Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet Shoot

Onward had the pleasure of filming a very unique display of the human body in motion at Cedar Lake Contemporary Ballet in NYC’s west side.

Onward Completes Shooting Spot for AMC’s “The Killing.”

Onward takes to the streets to find out what viewers are anticipating in season 2. ‘The Killing’ airs Sundays at 9pm on AMC.

Onward Produces Ads for Jewelry Designer Ayaka Nishi

Onward collaborates with Ayaka Nishi on a few commercial ads showcasing her unique work. Ayaka is en route to Japan for an exhibition featuring her jewelry designs.

Danish Dating Commercial

Currently in Scandinavia to shoot the new commercial for Dating DK. The commercial will be aired on all major Scandinavian networks including VH1 & MTV. Besides TV, the commercial will have cinematic release as well.

Sundance 2nd Nomination

The documentary, “The Other Dream Team”, shot by Director of Photography Bo Bilstrup, receives a nomination in the US Documentary Competition at  the 2012 Sundance Film Fest. This is the second nomination at the prestigious Sundance. The first was the highly praised feature film, “Nuummioq.”  

Onward begins production on non-profit documentary

Onward heads to NYC to begin prepping a documentary which will explore several nonprofit heroes along the East coast, including organizations in New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washingon, D.C. Through the years, the efforts of  these organizations has not only contributed to the financial stability of families and communities nationwide, but also has ignited the hope and [...]

‘Rope in the Darkness’ Directors Meet with A.R. Rahman

Onward meets Academy Award winning composer AR Rahman and his lyricist Raqueeb Alam about composing songs for our feature film in development, ‘The Rope in the Darkness.’

National Geographic – Explorer Series Shoot

Director of Photography Bo Bilstrup / Onward Entertainment heads to Greenland and Copenhagen to shoot an episode of National Geographic’s Explorer Series.

India Trip Ahead

Director / Screenwriters J.G. Weaver and Pankaj Purohit are currently getting ready for a long flight to Bombay, India to research and develop a feature film script, “The Rope in the Darkness”.

Sundance Official Selection

The feature film Nuummiouq shot by Director of Photography Bo Bilstrup is getting ready for Sundance. It’s got officially selected for the main contest “world cinema dramatic” competition. Screening times -Jan 23rd, 11:30am, Egyptian Theatre -Jan 25th, 9:45pm, Broadway Centre Cinemas V -Jan 26th, 9:00am, Holiday Village Cinema IV -Jan 29th, 5.30pm, Library Center Theatre

Cruzando gains strong Reviews

Cruzando gains strong reviews at festivals and pick up “Best Foreign Film” in Seattle, “Best Dramatic Feature” in Los Angeles and Runner-Up “Best Narrative Feature” in Athens.



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