ADC Launches Short Film Series on Creative Inspiration, with 1st film to feature Lee Clow

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ADC, the first global creative collective of its kind to celebrate and award leaders in creative communications, announced today the premiere of “InspirADCion,” a short documentary film series highlighting the stories of legendary creative icons. The first film in the series features advertising legend Lee Clow, an ADC Hall of Fame recipient and current Chairman of TBWA\Media Arts Lab and Director Media Arts, TBWA Worldwide. It will premiere at the ADC Festival of Art + Craft in Advertising and Design in Miami Beach on April 8.

The documentary series produced and created by AAF Hall of Famer Rick Boyko will feature some of the most successful creative people in the world, including design icon Ivan Chermayeff and prestigious architect Clive Wilkinson. Throughout the series, these creative icons will discuss details about their personal careers and lives, and the things that inspired them to do what they do.

Lee’s incredible lifetime achievements have impacted just about everyone in the industry (…) This documentary will show a side of Lee people rarely have the opportunity to see and give viewers an up-close look as he shares very personal memories about the beginning of his career, as well as the things that shaped him into who he is today

Ignacio Oreamuno,

ADC Executive Director

Sponsored by TBWA Worldwide, the Lee Clow documentary was directed by Conor Schillen of ADC, produced and created by Rick Boyko, edited by Aaron Tompkins from Rock Paper Scissors, with music production by Apollo Studios, and animated introduction created by Umbrella Productions. There are four trailers, one of which can be seen on Vimeo

“Sharing Lee’s story on screen and giving an insight into some of the influences behind his incredible career is a great experience for us all. Hopefully it will be a source of inspiration and education for many other creatives – aspiring and veterans alike.”,  Marianne Stefanowicz, Worldwide Communications Director, TBWA Worldwide, said.

After premiering at the ADC Festival in April, the documentary will be screened in London, Los Angeles and New York, and will also accompany this year’s ADC Traveling Exhibit which is composed of all the winning work of this year’s ADC 93rd Annual Awards. 

ADC was founded in 1920 by Louis Pedlar to ensure that advertising was judged by the same stringent standards as fine art. More than 90 years later, ADC remains committed to championing the importance of art and craft in advertising and design through its diverse global network of programs. A not-for-profit membership organization boasting one of the most concentrated groups of creative talent in the world, ADC’s mission is to Connect creative professionals around the globe, while simultaneously Provoking and Elevating world-changing ideas. From its Manhattan gallery to its international membership community, ADC provides a neutral forum for creatives of all levels to network, learn and grow.

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