20 years of combined industry work by principals Amara Untermeyer and Dan Ramirez. 4 years as Burgeon Media.
Blessed to be who we are. Thank you for watching.
AROUND THE BLOCK
AROUND THE BLOCK SERIES
AROUND THE BLOCK SERIES
LA - BROADWAY & SEVENTH
LA slice of life Director of Photography - Vanessa Joy Smith / Dan Ramirez
RETURN is an interpretation of "Our Love Comes Back" by Grammy Nominated artist James Blake.
This is a visual exercise exploring the process, journey and depth of a return to great love after loss.These echoes of moments now traversed allow the present to reverberate with the past, which is the essence of how we experience time.
Starring: Vera Ghazzouli and Vladimir Mercera Written: Amara Untermeyer Directed: Amara Untermeyer + Daniel Ramirez Music: James Blake A.D: Glendys Cardenas Technical Direction: Daniel Valle Director of Photography: Daniel Ramirez Director of Photography (Underwater): Lorenzo Mittiga Edit: Daniel Ramirez Produced by: Burgeon Media Hair: Hair Duo B.V. Yazzer & Marion Ghazzouli Makeup: Bianca Snik / Elle Lui Coiffure Logistics/Catering: Nancy Suarez
We would like to thank the amazing people of Bonaire for their hospitality and in particular a big thank you to: Bonphoto Bonaire Cargill Venezuelan Consulate of Bonaire Plaza Resort Bonaire Captain Don's Habitat Caribe Car Rental
Shot on location on the island of Bonaire, Dutch Antilles.
RETURN // JAMES BLAKE
Bigfoot + T-Roy
NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTHY HOUSING
HOME CAMPAIGN INCLUDING BRANDED SHORT DOCUMENTARY + COMMERCIAL
Pioneers in the healthy housing movement, the National Center for Healthy Housing set the standard for housing rights and education across America for the past twenty years. In December 2012, the National Center for Healthy Housing trusted Burgeon Media to develop visual content targeting the general public. We brought the soul of the organization's message to the forefront of their story and crafted compelling, potent messaging through real-life voices of the movement.
THE CHALLENGE Two decades of research and lobbying had made The National Center for Healthy Housing the leader in their industry, but an information overload for the general public. As an organization use to communicating primarily with government and industry officials through statistics, consumer language was fresh territory and a huge growth area yet to be explored. Burgeon Media's challenge is to restore the NCHH's relatability to the masses while highlighting the heart of who they are.
THE CREATIVE Burgeon Media focused on refining the NCHH's work into a story all families could connect with: "The Right to a Healthy Home." We reinforced and expanded the relatability of this message by documenting everyday Americans in response to what 'Home' meant to them. Casting real families in the US's Northeast and filming a commercial + short documentary, we told the intimate story of "Home" and the organization fighting for our right to a healthy one - The NCHH. Simple. Pure. Powerful.
THE RESULT An instant success at the industry-wide National Center Healthy Housing 20 Year Anniversary in 2013, Burgeon Media's "HOME" commercial + short documentary reached the hearts of both consumer and industry professional alike. Tripling site visits, the new media directly garnered the support of Wells Fargo through an $850,000 donation + the costs for a national TV ad buy. Visual content and stories reached a new age for government organizations.
Creative : Burgeon Media Directed by: DnA // Dan Ramirez + Amara Untermeyer
Copy: DnA // Dan Ramirez + Amara Untermeyer, Rebecca Morely Director of Photography: Dan Ramirez Produced by: Amara Untermeyer EIC: Rebecca Morely / NCHH Filmed on location: NYC, Washington DC, Maryland, Philadelphia
Music: DnA // Dan Ramirez + Amara Untermeyer
"HOME" - NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTHY HOUSING
RONY & ERMA - NATIONAL CENTER FOR HEALTHY HOUSING
March 2013 Washington Post Article from campaign
AMERICARES - EL SALVADOR BRANDED DOCUMENTARY
AmeriCares provides global medical aid and disaster relief. Though their work is delivered via partnerships with some of the world's best known medical organizations, their work in El Salvador is changing the health outlook of an entire country - for the better. We're excited to collaborate with AmeriCares and tell the story of the incredible power and possibilities of healthcare.
TRAVEL+LEISURE iPAD COVER DIGITAL
When American Express/Condé
Nast decided to launch their tablet edition of Travel+Leisure, they
trusted Burgeon Media to consult, film, produce and photograph their
reader’s choice for best hotel in the world - India’s Oberoi Vanyavilas.
Our team suggested bringing readers along to these beautiful exotic locations - by making the pages come to life. Matching medium format pictures to video we were able to build a new way of viewing magazines where all pictures could come to life by touching the screen, allowing viewers to interact with the locations.
Other media includes photographs for print as well as several videos used for viral web distribution and tablet content.
Travel+Leisure First Ipad Cover
HAITI + IJDH
HAITI+IJDH DOCUMENTARY, PHOTOGRAPHY and COMMERCIALS
Since 2009 we have been collaborating with the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti and their Haitian counterpart, Bureau des Avocats Internationaux, in creating documentary and commercials to aid their social media engagement and legal efforts.
This is work we do because we love Haiti - plain and simple. The world may have donors fatigue when it comes to Haiti, but the human rights and dignity of Haitians matters to Burgeon Media and probably always will.
Our efforts have been featured in the press (the village voice, New York Times), garnered support from Human Rights Watch, actor Rainn Wilson, and has been presented at the United Nations Global Policy Forum. Our Photography for the organization has been turned into street posters for the Martin Ennals Human Rights awards in Switzerland and will be published in a Haitian human rights book by Indiana University (TBT) this fall.
Understand more about this courageous organization at IJDH.ORG
Haiti Letter - Director's Cut
CHOLERA IN HAITI
Mario Joseph for the Martin Ennals Human Rights Defender Awards
The documentary team at Burgeon Media were invited to collaborate on a short documentary created by BAFTA to celebrate the work of Quentin Tarantino. One of our segments features the talented Diane Kruger talking about her time working with Quentin Tarantino on Inglorious Basterds.
Big thanks to BAFTA, the other filmmakers from around the globe, UNIVERSAL PICTURES, Mr. Tarantino, and Diane Kruger.
BAFTA honors Quentin Tarantino
BURGEON MEDIA 2012 REEL
A snippet of 15+ years creating media content. 95% from the hands of our
founders, Dan Ramirez and Amara Untermeyer, we're very proud to have
produced, directed, shot, conceived, supervised, photographed, built,
edited or done all of the above on each and every one of these projects.
Our thanks go to: 44Pictures and Dave Matthews Original Media Vidiots Original Productions American Express and American Express Publishing ESPN and Televersemedia Human Rights Watch, IJDH, RAE, IP, ENSAAF and NMAP
Channel4 and Hat Trick UK Our pal David Blaine, ABC, and Look-a-Like Stars&Stripes / A&E / Andrew Myers DIY and our pal Bronson Pinchot ShangriLa Records and Monsters of Folk For trusting us creatively to pull all of the above off - even when we seemed insane for even suggesting it.
Burgeon Media Reel
SHARK RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Shark One-Minute Teaser with Baron Jupp Kerckerinck - ENGLISH
Amara Untermeyer sat down with shark diver, enthusiast and activist, Baron Jupp Kerckerinck to discuss the importance of sharks, his love of Great Whites and Tiger sharks and the decimation of a species.... a haunting 70 million sharks killed each year for their fins alone.
Underwater footage shot by Michael Husvar and Darek Sapiolo Book photography from the book "MAN & SHARK" by Paul Hilton and Alex Hofford Addition video and photography by Jupp Kerckerinck
FOR LOVE OF SHARKS
We sat down with shark enthusiast and activist, Baron Jupp Kerckerinck to discuss the importance of sharks and dangers of shark consumption. During his dives with great white, tiger and hammerhead sharks, he discovered the horrors of the shark finning industry, and the killing of 30 to 70 million sharks each year for shark fin soup alone has put the species is in great danger.
Underwater footage shot by Michael Husvar and Darek Sapiolo. Book photography from the book "MAN & SHARK" by Paul Hilton and Alex Hofford Addition video and photography by Jupp Kerckerinck
- 10 Years of Iraq War (contributing correspondents, video).
- James Steele: America's Mystery Man In Iraq (Correspondent Contribution, Video)
- Siddhartha Mukherjee - Emperor of All Maladies - Guardian Book Awards (Contributing Correspondence, Video)
- The Importance of Transparency in Media (Correspondence, Video)
For the past three years Burgeon Media team members Dan Ramirez + Amara Untermeyer have collaborated with our incredibly talented and courageous friends at the Guardian with projects ranging from the initial wikileaks reports, to interviews with tech/politics/science leaders, and investigative reporting on the Iraq War and how it was handled.
Dan and Amara shot video, conducted interviews, field produced and directed many of the elements of the stories listed above.
CES AUCTIONEERS and NATIONAL AUCTIONEERS ASSOCIATION.
COMMERCIALS and TV SERIES.
Auctioneer. What does that word mean to people these days? Is it scruffy Americans bidding for their chance to own a storage locker full of junk? Is it someone hanging out on Ebay all day selling collectibles? Or maybe is the thought of a time past where men with gallon hats shouted numbers at a crowd holding numbered paddles? The truth is auctioneers are so much more, they're very organized, have come together and are asking Burgeon Media to set the record straight.
For the next two years we will be making a series of commercials, web campaigns, and even a TV series of the world of auctioneering. These incredible men and women are settling massive estates, helping to sell huge properties, hotels, marinas, and vintage cars, and they're revolutionizing online commerce.
Our first collaboration was through a client profile of South Carolina auctioneer Christopher Pracht. Expect more from this collaboration and client in 2013 and 2014.
"I'm an Auctioneer" Directed by: DnA \\ Dan Ramirez + Amara Untermeyer
Edited for BRGN: Edson Carvahlo