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Airbnb wanted to create film campaigns that inspire travel by celebrating the daily lives of local people across the globe. We strove to craft an entirely new tone and aesthetic to branded travel films.

With a small documentary crew, traveling across three continents, we developed an emotional yet journalistic series of films inspired by Chris Marker’s “essay films.”

 

Host Stories

ARCA IN Brazil

Inspired by natural forms, architect Marko Brajovic builds a dream home in the Brazilian rainforest
that connects travelers to their inner selves.

  • DIRECTOR

  • CREATIVE LEADS



  • PRODUCERS

  • LINE PRODUCERS

  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • POST-PRODUCER
  • EDITOR
  • COLOR
  • SOUND

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • HOJ JOMERHI
  • JOSEPHINE WAI LIN


  • TOMO HIRATSUKA
  • WILLIAM KEWLEY
  • FERNANDA MALTA
  • VICTORIA MARINO
  • JON CHEMA
  • CHRIS LARSEN
  • IAN LEVINE
  • KATH RAISCH, CO3
  • JOEL RAABE


Host Stories

campaign launch spot

From Florida to Japan, New Orleans to Brazil, hosts open their doors to everyone.

  • CONTRIBUTING DIRECTOR

  • CREATIVE LEADS


  • PRODUCER
  • AGENCY

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • EKIN SEKER MCLEAN
  • HOJ JOMERHI
  • JOSEPHINE WAI LIN
  • ANASTASSIA BABANSKAIA
  • WIEDEN+KENNEDY


Unseen

Ep 1: CUBA

Unlucky fishermen, feminist cyclers, underground rooftop DJs,
and a father-daughter Harley duo rebirth the lost language Esperanto.

  • CREATIVE LEADS



  • EDITOR

  • PRODUCER
  • DIRECTOR
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • POST-PRODUCER
  • COLOR
  • SOUND

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO
  • CHRISTIAN RONGAVILLA
  • PETER MCCOLLOUGH

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • ZOE RUSSELL-TURNER
  • DANIEL ADDELSON
  • PETER MCCOLLOUGH
  • TOMO HIRATSUKA
  • KATH RAISCH, CO3
  • JOEL RAABE


Unseen

Ep 2: CALABRIA

A lyremaker, a deaf artist, a ghost town choir, and a gang of breakdancers
define the least visited region of Italy.

  • CREATIVE LEADS



  • EDITOR

  • PRODUCER
  • DIRECTOR
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • POST-PRODUCER
  • COLOR
  • SOUND
  • MUSIC

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO
  • CHRISTIAN RONGAVILLA
  • PETER MCCOLLOUGH

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • ZOE RUSSELL-TURNER
  • BASHA DE BRUIJN
  • PETER MCCOLLOUGH
  • TOMO HIRATSUKA
  • AYUMI ASHLEY
  • JOEL RAABE
  • GOOD EAR SUPERVISION


Unseen

EP 3: TAIWAN

Waacking dancers, knife masseuses, puppeteers, karaoke artists, and indigenous punk bands
illuminate the otherwise quiet island of Taiwan.

  • DIRECTOR + EDITOR

  • CREATIVE LEADS



  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • POST-PRODUCER
  • COLOR
  • SOUND
  • MUSIC

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO
  • CHRISTIAN RONGAVILLA
  • PETER MCCOLLOUGH

  • ZOE RUSSELL-TURNER
  • PETER MCCOLLOUGH
  • TOMO HIRATSUKA
  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO
  • AYUMI ASHLEY
  • JOEL RAABE
  • GOOD EAR SUPERVISION


Host Stories

FEKAT CIRCUS IN Ethiopia

Circus performer Dereje Dange builds a circus community in the heart of Addis Ababa.
But exorbitant rent increases and the pull of Cirque du Soleil push Dereje to the ultimate crossroad.

  • EDITOR

  • CREATIVE LEAD
  • PRODUCER
  • DIRECTOR
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER
  • POST-PRODUCER
  • COLOR
  • SOUND

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • EKIN SEKER MCLEAN
  • ANASTASSIA BABANSKAIA
  • HOJ JOMEHRI
  • DEVIN WHETSTONE
  • CHRIS LARSEN
  • OLIO CREATIVE
  • JODY SCOTT


Night At

Boston’s FENWAY PARK

Two Bostonians win the ultimate lottery:
a one-night stay in Boston's most beloved place, and America's most iconic ballpark.

  • EDITOR

  • CREATIVE LEADS


  • PRODUCER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHER

  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO

  • MICHAEL SMITH
  • CHRIS LYNCH
  • JOEY DELLO RUSSO
  • ALLISON GAY
  • MIKE SULLIVAN