Flying High, Longlist - Lockdown

Covid-19 Brainstorm

Evan Silver

Reform School

This film was made during the height of the pandemic. All restaurants, stores, and non-essential places of business were shut down in the USA. No film production was allowed either so it was a very grim time and people were afraid. I got fed up waiting for production to resume and decided to write, cast, shoot, and edit my own little film about what we were all feeling and going through. I hoped to share a laugh with all my friends in the industry at a time when we all felt helpless.

Evan Silver is an Emmy-nominated, Cannes Lion winning comedy director and writer from New York. Evan has collaborated with top advertising agencies in the world such as Weiden + Kennedy, Mother NY, Venables Bell & Partners, BBDO, TBWAChiat Day, Pereira & O'Dell, Deutsch, Mekanism and Anomaly. He has worked with top clients including Nike, Audi, Burger King, Honda, Budweiser, Comedy Central, FunnyorDie, Hulu and HBO. Evan directed the music video 'Humility' for the band Gorillaz starring actor Jack Black. It has received over 80 million views to date and was the #1 Trending Video worldwide on Youtube. He also directed the infamous American Super Bowl commercial 'Chunky Milk' for Mint Mobile which Forbes Magazine listed as #6 on its 'Top-10 Best spots of the big game.' Evan began his career writing and directing for MTV. While at MTV, he worked with A-List talent from the worlds of comedy, film, and music. Evan is also noted for directing MTV's controversial prosocial video, "White Squad" which took racial injustice head-on and made Mashable and The Guardian's 'Best Video of The Year' lists.