Congratulations to our 2018 Commercial Competition winner

This is the 5th year of our Commercial Competition and selecting the winners from the many excellent submissions we received was truly a difficult task.


Michael Barnett

Mike Barnett has worked on many feature films, television series, and commercials. Barnett has additionally written, directed, and produced numerous music videos, short films, and web series; in 2017 he won an Indie Series Award for his comedy series “The Shades.” Alongside Jon Conklin he created Novelty Hat Productions in 2015. Initially a hub for their creative work, Novelty Hat has since expanded into a full service production company with a roster of commercial video clients.

WINNER – Feel the Difference

Client: GripRX

A promotional spot starring Kyle Harrison promoting the GripRX, a lacrosse grip scientifically proven to increase power & accuracy.


Jon Conklin

Jon Conklin is a New York-based filmmaker, visual effects artist, and Co-owner of Novelty Hat Productions.

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