We read that you two began your directing career by filming your dog Bingo as kids with a video camera that your father had bought you. So what’s changed since then?
Bingo died and now we have our own camera.
How does the balance of power work when you’re filming? Do you have clearly defined separate roles or do you have turns at being captain?
Mark went to film school in Germany and has a very formal film background, and I studied theater and was an actor, so we definitely have our strengths, but at the same time we are brothers and can communicate telepathically or through uncomfortably clearing our throats.
We know the cliche about working with kids and animals – what were the major challenges of the Subaru production?
Getting the dogs to keep their paws on the wheel and stop checking their cell phones.
(Don’t miss our favourite Dog Tested Behind the Scenes film in Related Content).
Subaru Dog Tested
Agency: Carmichael Lynch
Chief Creative Officer: Dave Damman
Executive Creative Director: Randy Hughes
Associate Creative Director: Ellie Anderson
Associate Creative Director: Michael Rogers
Group Creative Director: Brock Davis
Director of Integrated Production: Joe Grundhoefer
Senior Content Producer: Freddie Richards
Production Company: harvest
Directors: The Hoffman Brothers
Executive Producer: Bonnie Goldfarb
Executive Producer/Head of Produciton: Rob Sexton
Producer: Billy Jones
Editorial Company: Drive Thru Editorial
Offline Editor: Mick Uzendoski
Assistant Editor: Nick Miller
Smoke/Online Artist: Derek Johnson
Flame Artist: Bob George
Executive Producer: Beth Wilson
Assistant Producer: Zack Whitley
Mixer: Carl White
Producer: Annie Sparrows