A Toast to the times

for Anomaly NY

and Diageo North America | Bulleit

A Toast to the times

for Anomaly NY
and Diageo North America | Bulleit

‘I’m beyond proud of what we were able to create together because this film is for the dreamers, the fearless trailblazers, the pioneers who have dedicated their lives and their dreams to pushing the culture forward.’

J. Ivy

Grammy Award Winning Poet

The monumental
moments we create

‘A Toast of the Times’ captures Grammy Award winner, spoken word artist, J. Ivy as he pens down his thoughts about pioneers.

Teaming up with our extended Nexus family, director Carlos López Estrada elevated the spot through clever animated flourishes.

We fused together live-action and 2D animation to create this fast-paced ode to creativity and those who break boundaries in their fields.

One part artistry
one part bourbon

Our whiskey connoisseurs rejoiced at the opportunity to combine their love for drinking and making art. Featuring a mix of styles, this spot marks the first activation from The Bulleit Pioneer Project, a multi-year campaign that brings to life the brand’s commitment to amplifying emerging and underrepresented voices across art, sustainability, food, and technology.

and the most decent human beings you’ll probably ever meet…

executive creative DIRECTOR

Darren Price

director of animation

Gary Fouchy

executive producer

Tina Braham


Diana Angelius

Look development

Gabriel Tick, Mike Lomas


Jeremy Carlen, Max Dupuy

2d animators

Alea Trinajstic, Wendy Lu, Andrew Onorato, Darcy Woodbridge

3d modellers

Tess Eden, Billy Harrison

3d animators

Duncan MacLaren, Joe Helmore


Billy Harrison

senior compositor

Gary Fouchy


Chris Angelius, Chris Charlton, Gabriel Gareso, Pete Nizic, Wendy Lu


Carlos López Estrada

executive producer

Juliet Tierney

Live Action Producer

Jim Czarnecki

animation producer

Rebecca Archer

post producer

Rebecca Archer, Kathy Tishler

Production Coordinator

Laura García López

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