SHOW OF FORCE is a collective comprising the directorial team of Maro Chermayeff and Jeff Dupre, and a complete team of production experts, ready to produce award-winning commercial and digital work. They were recently shortlisted for an Academy Award on their arresting documentary film titled, KEHINDE WILEY: AN ECONOMY OF GRACE. The short chronicles the growth of contemporary artist Kehinde Wiley, known for his gallery-sized portraits of ordinary New Yorkers in classic, heroic poses. For the film, Jeff Dupre directed while Chermayeff served as Executive Producer.
Through Superrseed Content, both Chermayeff and Dupre are available to the ad community as individual directors and co-directors. Chermayeff’s credits include numerous notable series for PBS. She directed all 10 episodes of Carrier, which chronicles life aboard the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier the USS Nimitz. She was also a co-creator and co-executive producer of the series which premiered on PBS in 2008 and was honored with a Creative Arts Emmy for Outstanding Cinematography/Reality Programming. Chermayeff additionally served as one of the producer/directors of the PBS 6-part series, Frontier House, in which three modern families homesteaded in the American West circa 1883. Dupre and Chermayeff are no strangers to the branding of personalities or lifestyles. Dupre produced with Chermayeff and co-directed with Matthew Akers the lauded documentary Marina Abramovic: The Artist is Present, which scored assorted honors including Best Documentary nominations from the 2013 Independent Spirit Awards as well as the 2012 Gotham Awards. Both Chermayeff and Dupre also directed and produced the highly lauded HALF THE SKY, chronicling the turning of oppression into opportunity for women worldwide. Other work includes Circus, a 6-part PBS documentary series; the NY Times invited readers “ to think of it as investing six hours in an elegant, eavesdrop-on-our-family reality show that puts all the noisy, obnoxious examples of that genre to shame.”