FUTURE IS FEMALE by Donny Dykowsky

Peep the premier video of Ski Team artist Big Hair Girls "Future is Female." Big thanks to AFROPUNK, Kris Merc, Ron Douglas, Adam Reeves, Raymo Ventura, YelloKat Studio, Cidney Hue, Snigdha Kapoor, Felipe Malahem, Anna Sera Garcia, Andy Baldwin, & Joe LaPorta for making this happen.

Gap & Free City by Donny Dykowsky

GAP and Free City just launched their collaboration with a campaign featuring original music by Ski Team that's sure to get you to the nearest mall to purchase a piece of fleeting happiness. Big thanks to Monica Escobar for her creative and Untitled Worldwide for the fun collaboration.

TEASER by Donny Dykowsky

Here's the teaser for the Big Hair Girls first single The Future Is Female. What started as a fun track months back, soon became deeply important to all involved. Co-written and produced by Donny Dykowsky, this track draws on soca rhythms, hip-hop, and space caribe creating an anthem with attitude.  We're currently in production on a music video directed by Kris Merc.

The Big Hair Girls are Sisters Lizzy Lightyear and Venus.  They have all the confidence and swagger of two fabulous, glittery space aliens sent from the future to spread magic & positive vibes. If Grace Jones and Peaches had an intergalactic love child it would be a candy-coated unicorn called Big Hair Girls. From their unique brand of brat-pop and trend-setting style (Alien Chic, Badass Superhero & Afro-Amazon Queen) to their trademark cotton-candy hair, The Big Hair Girls have carved out their place as local pop-culture icons in their adopted hometown Jersey City. 

Bride by Donny Dykowsky

"It's like rain on your wedding day," sang Alanis Morrisette in "Ironic," among her list of the blows life deals you -- but in a new ad from insurance brand Sonnet, the bride doesn't let that ruin things at all.

The spot, by Johannes Leonardo and directed by Matt Lambert, broke on Canadian TV during the Oscars and features a bride standing in a pouring rain shower, as everything from her dress and makeup to her wedding presents and champagne flutes, gets a good soaking.

A man's voiceover asks, "Come on, rain? Is this the best you can do? This is all you've got? See all this stuff is just stuff. And there's someone who can protect it."

The scene then cuts to the bride smiling and speaking, in the same male voice, "But my ability to go through life, in no matter the circumstance, ask, 'What's the best that can happen?' That's the most valuable asset I'll ever own. You can't break that. Not now, not after we've come this far."

Turns out the bride is played by trans actress Joslyn Defreece, adding another, socially-conscious layer of meaning to the ad, which ends with the tagline "protect your optimism, not just your things."

It's a thoughtful and intelligent approach to selling home and auto insurance.

 

Go North by Donny Dykowsky

With Music Supervision by Donny Dykowsky featuring songs by Daptone's Saun & Starr, Angus Powell, and Two Sheds, "Go North" is the story of young orphan children and stray teens coming together to form a small community when they're left to fend for themselves in post-apocalyptic America.  

A Lord of the Flies-type thriller, starring Jacob Lofland (Mud, Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials) and Sophie Kennedy Clark (The Danish Girl, Philomena) as two young survivors who decide to escape their makeshift community for the chance of a better life.

Executive produced by Morgan Spurlock and directed by documentarian Matt Ogens (Meet the Hitlers, Confessions of a Superhero), "Go North" also stars Patrick Schwarzenegger (son of Arnold; Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse), Joshua Close (The Master) and James Bloor (upcoming Leatherface).

The film will have both a small theatrical and VOD release on January 13, 2017.

Palace Of A King by Donny Dykowsky

So pumped this is live. See the film. Peep the track. Play it loud. Big thanks to Patrick McGrath, Brian Joyce, & Cru Jones for rocking out with us, and much love to Adam Reeves for slipping us a poem in a blizzard that inspired the song. Hugs, kisses, and complex handshakes to Patrick Oliver & Magnolia Pictures for giving this track a sweet home in the fim Harry Benson: Shoot First.  This song is available on Spotify, iTunes, and all digital streaming/download sites.

 

Daydream by Donny Dykowsky

We're beyond thrilled to be a part of Google's latest, bringing humans one step closer to realizing this world is merely a simulate and help launch the Daydream View VR headset. Big thanks to the creative team a Google and producer Patrick Oliver bringing us on to help tell this story with original music.

 


 

Shoot First by Donny Dykowsky

Harry Benson: Shoot First is a look back on the iconic photographer's carreer, which rose to fame alongside the Beatles with their inaugural trip to the US.  Benson's extensive portfolio includes classic images of the Beatles, Stones, James Brown, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, and every US president since Eisenhower.  Big thanks to music supervisor Patrick Oliver and Magnolia Pictures for featuring our original song "Palace of a King" (performed by Patrick McGrath) for the closing credits.  Check it out in theaters and streaming 12/9.

Dreams of Dali by Donny Dykowsky

Get one step closer to the singularity with Dreams of Dali.  Big thanks to our friends at Goodby, Silverstein, & Partners for bringing us on to sonify this award winning VR experience for the Dali Museum and online.

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North by Donny Dykowsky

Donny Dykowsky has officially singed on as Music Supervisor for the feature film North.  This film starring Jacob Loftland (Mud, Maze Runner), Sophie Kennedy Clark (Philomena, Dark Shadows), & Patrick Schwarzenegger (Dear Eleanor, Grown Ups 2), directed by Matt Ogens is a coming of age drama set in a post-apocolyptic world. 

Tennis Anyone? by Donny Dykowsky

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The United States Tennis Association is saying “Find Yourself in the Game” in a new national outreach campaign by DDB New York, launching ahead of the U.S. Open.  The awareness-building effort carries the unifying theme that tennis is for everyone, and creative uses simply drawn animation that illustrates voiceovers by real players and pros who talk about what they do in tennis and how the sport has changed their lives. Sonifying this 3-spot campaign was an opprtunity to use instrumentation and sound design in untraditional ways to help tell each story and compliment the trippy animnations.    

 

Interuption by Donny Dykowsky

Every teenage boy can relate to his mother walking in at the wrong time.  We're psyched Droga5 went there, and brought us on to sonify this all-too-real spot. 

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Telling Stories With Air by Donny Dykowsky

Airwick

Droga5 brings emotion to Air Wick with "Anthem."  This short film directed by Smuggler's Adam Berg and Oscar-nominated DP Linus Sandgrenis is Creativity's Editor's Pick, and a NY Times feature. With music by indie artist Aaron Espe, Ski Team is proud to have helped the narrative come alive with sound design through this single-shot airy adventure.  Please peep this short in our Commercial section.