Squarespace Charts Leon Bridges' Rise to Fame in a Soulful Documentary

Short Film Is a Companion Piece to Website Builder's Grammys Ad

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Squarespace has followed up its inspiring Grammys spot featuring Leon Bridges with a short film about the R&B singer's rise to fame.

Like the ad, the 22-minute film, "This Is Home," was directed by legendary music photographer Danny Clinch for agency Preacher. The film follows Bridges as he wraps his first year of non-stop touring and returns to his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas. It also captures pivotal moments in his career -- among them, the day he received a call from the White House asking him to perform at Obama's final concert as President. Another scene sees Clinch playing harmonica live on stage with Bridges at the Magolia Motor Lounge, where the musician was first discovered by guitarist/producer, Austin Jenkins.

It's a soulful and reflective companion piece to the ad campaign. That showed Bridges scrolling through his Squarespace website, but here the branding is kept to the credits and the hosting. The film can be viewed at Squarespace.com, LeonBridges.com, DannyClinch.com and on Vimeo.

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Date
May 05, 2016
Agency:
Preacher
Client:
Squarespace
Director:
Danny Clinch
Starring:
Leon Bridges
Starring:
Danny Clinch
Starring:
Lisa Sawyer
Starring:
Erin Rambo
Starring:
Austin Jenkins
Starring:
Sam Anderson
Starring:
Jeff Dazey
Starring:
Josh Block
Starring:
Andrew Skates
Director of Photography:
Peter Donahue
Director of Photography:
Josh Goleman
Director of Photography:
Elia Lyssy
Production Company:
Milkt Films
Executive Producer:
Lindha Narvaez
Story Producer:
Grant James
Editorial Company:
CARTEL
Editor:
Andy Mcgraw
Editor's Assist:
Kai Yu
Executive Producer:
Lauren Bleiweiss
Head Of Production:
Meagen Carroll
Managing Director:
Marc Altshuler
Sound Studio:
Lime
Mixer:
Rohan Young
Assistant Sound Engineer:
Ben Tomastik
Flame Artist:
Jim Bohn
Telecine:
Ntropic LA
Colorist:
Marshall Plante
Talent Management:
Jonathan Eshak @ Mick Management
Talent Management:
Zeke Hutchins @ Mick Management
Host:
Squarespace
Founder & CEO:
Anthony Casalena
Chief Creative Officer:
David Lee
Deputy Director of Brand Marketing:
Amory Wooden
Project Manager:
Farah Sheikh
Creative Partner:
Preacher
Chief Creative Officer:
Rob Baird
Chief Executive Officer:
Krystle Loyland
Chief Strategy Officer:
Seth Gaffney
Copywriter:
Ally Farrish
Art Director:
Josh Stolz
Executive Producer:
Stacey Higgins
Producer:
Katie Stoller
Business Affairs:
Susan Conklin
Photography:
Danny Clinch
Photography:
Cooper Garff
Photography:
Bobby Bruderle
Photography:
Erin Rambo
Photography:
Sawyer Family Collection
Music (River):
Leon Bridges
Music (Coming Home):
Leon Bridges
Music (This Little Light of Mine):
White Hall (Public Domain)
Music (No Riches):
Leon Bridges
Music (Smooth Sailin'):
Leon Bridges
Music (My Love Stays):
Leon Bridges
Music (Lonely Road):
Leon Bridges
Music (Miss Odessa):
Leon Bridges
Music (Heavy Burden):
Sam Anderson
Special Thanks:
Del Frisco's Grille
Special Thanks:
Magnolia Motor Lodge
Special Thanks:
White Water Tavern
Special Thanks:
Dolly Python Vintage
Special Thanks:
Jeff Levine

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