Flying High, Longlist - Commercial

BARCLAY'S FA WSL // It's All Kicking Off

Cassandra Brooksbank

Great Guns

The ad pulls players from the WSL together to advertise the new 21/22 season, putting their skills at the centre and pulling the rug on the fictional director’s plans, as he instructs them to be “nice and lively with the eyes,” whilst asking for "nice bright smiles.”

Cassandra Brooksbank is a writer/ director originally from Las Vegas, Nevada. Growing up in the glitz of the Entertainment Capital of the world helped carve out her iconic visual style, coined “Extravagant Pop.” Starting out as a commercial director, Brooksbank has created projects for companies such as Unilever, Ford, Porsche, Sony, Microsoft, Eckstein Biokosmetik, Chevrolet and USC among others. She's also directed several music videos, including Todrick Hall's music video feature film, Forbidden. Her production company, The X Collective, was named by All Digital in their list of “The Top 20 Production Companies in Southern California Doing Great Work.” Brooksbank started her film career by attending the USC School of Cinematic Arts. While in school, she was selected as the General Manager of Trojan Vision, heralded as the Best College Television Station in the World. The films she made are still shown to all incoming students and feature industry notables such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas and Robert Zemeckis. Currently based in Los Angeles, Brooksbank is the writer of several feature films and a television pilot. When she has free time she spends it racing bikes, painting pop art and playing a mean jazz piano.