It's a CLING thing.
A pioneer of brand videos and online commercial production, CLING Creative was formed by 2-time MTV Movie Award nominee, writer, director and producer Zan Passante.
With over 15 years of large-scale commercial production, branded content creation and video marketing experience for such brands as Nestlé USA, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, Juicy Juice, Coffee-mate, SKYY, Campari America, Walmart, NutriBullet, Dreyer’s, Purina, Toll House and Target, CLING continues to leave its ineffable touch on the industry as one of Los Angeles's best digital content production companies.
CLING has produced over 25 branded content videos for A&E's Lifetime and hundreds of branded content videos for consumer goods brands. We're currently developing original branded content series for online and broadcast platforms.
Name: Zan Passante
Location: Los Angeles and wherever the shoot is
What he do: Founder, Executive Creative Producer, Director
As an accomplished director, writer, producer and interviewer, agency founder, Zan Passante, has notably contributed his array of talents to the music, marketing, TV and film industries.
In 2001, Zan moved to Los Angeles to focus his creative efforts on line producing and branded content creation for global consumer product brands like Nestlé USA, General Mills and Post. He also produced award-winning direct response commercials that included the Magic Bullet Blender, Humane Society, Power 90 and the Baby Bullet. He's worked as a production manager, producer and director for commercial industry leaders such as EURO RSCG Ad Agency and Capital Brands, and has been nominated for two MTV Movie Awards for his comedic film short spoofs (written, directed and produced by the multi-hyphenate). "Grass Court," a spot he wrote, produced and co-directed for Converse was featured in AdWeek and aired on MTV, Spike TV and USA.
Zan spent several years on the agency side, producing and directing in the branded content world, running the digital division at the multi-award-winning agency Meat and Potatoes as Executive Producer, creating stellar content for Hard Rock Hotel, Campari and SKYY Vodka, as well as writing and directing music videos for Sammy Hagar's supergroup, Chickenfoot. The chicken costume he wore for his ubiquitous music video, Big Foot, now proudly resides in a display case the Hard Rock Hotel - Tahoe's famous collection of memorabilia. He recently finished his first feature-length animated musical project, now garnering attention amongst Hollywood studios. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and 2 boys, which he considers his greatest productions yet.
Name: Brandon "Brazzmatazz" Braswell
Location: Miami and Los Angeles
What he do: Director, Editor and Motion Graphics
After graduating magna cum laude from the Art Institute in Miami, director, editor and graphics wizard, Brandon Braswell, cut his teeth on directing and all facets of post production at Meat and Potatoes Agency in Los Angeles. Brandon's keen eye and passion for directing travel content and commercial footage landed him back in Miami where he co-founded the award-winning travel channel, Travelspective. As director of content and one of Madcitizen's commercial directors, Brandon continues to produce engaging video content across all platforms, while still finding time to drink a nice caipirinha in Brazil or make his occasional homemade empanadas. They're good too, trust us.