Director Matt Pittroff of Working Stiff Teams With Writer Jeff Collins To Offer Comedy & Critique Of Social Currency In New Short Film “Social Mediation
By Egotist / /
Nationally renowned comedy Director Matt Pittroff partners with Writer Jeff Collins and longtime Producer Steve Blair on a new short film “Social Mediation.” The PandaBlair Production, stars Allegra Edwards (“Upload”, “Friends From College”) Mark Gessner (“Benders,” “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll”), Charlie Pollock (“Elementary,” “The Good Fight”) and Nadia Gan (“Mr. Robot,” “The Affair”), and demonstrates that “Falling out of love shouldn’t cost you Likes.”
As a couple finalizes their separation, they seek counsel in dividing their most valuable assets – their social currency. Neil and Charlotte have shared an exciting life together. More importantly, they’ve shared a very carefully curated version of that life on social media. Now it’s up to two attorneys to navigate the process of dividing that public facing life into two lives that leave them feeling as interesting, enviable and shareable apart as they were together.
To view the trailer for short film “Social Mediation,” which hit the festival circuit this spring, go to: https://www.socialmediationfilm.com
Pittroff and Writer Jeff Collins met over chivitos and Patricias in Montevideo, Uruguay. While it was selling fried chicken that brought them together, a tiresome friendship soon developed based on quick wit and a mutual respect for each other’s craft. The duo has since partnered on dozens of ad campaigns. “Social Mediation” is their first narrative effort.
The team is also currently crafting a feature-length screenplay. “A Loss Like You” is a dark, coming-of-age comedy that chronicles the relationship of an orphaned angry teen and an obsolete, malcontent high school shop teacher who find a rocky common ground over their respective losses. Pittroff and Collins have also lit the burners on a few other projects.
In addition to directing “Social Mediation,” Pittroff has been enjoying continued success in advertising. Last fall, he signed with bi-coastal content company Bodega for commercial representation. He has also directed projects for clients including Pizza Hut, Hilton Honors, Spectrum, and Round Table Pizza, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and DEWALT to name just a few.
Bodega is a content creation studio based in New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. We create commercials, brand content, show opens, promos, films, and digital media for all platforms. Our integrated approach encourages collaboration at every step, from creative development through production, animation, post-production and final delivery. Together, with our in-house partners Northern Lights (editorial), SuperExploder (sound) and Mr. Wonderful (design/branding), we offer the resources of four established, award-winning companies under one roof.