Will Speck and Josh Gordon met at NYU Film School and immediately bonded over a love for the same movies and a vague sense that the world was out to get them. They decided to work together.
Their first post-graduation project was a short film called “Culture.” It starred Philip Seymour Hoffman and was nominated for an Academy Award. Off that, they were signed by Ridley and Tony Scott’s RSA Films, where they began a successful career as commercial directors.
Among their early standouts were spots for Levis out of BBH London, which won 4 British Arrows including Gold for Best Campaign. Their work for Geico, including the launch of the iconic “Caveman” and “Gecko” characters, swept award shows and won AICP’s Campaign of the Year.
In 2007 they were founding directors at commercial production company Furlined. Based in Santa Monica, Furlined has since expanded to London and was named one of the Top Production Companies in the world by Campaign magazine.
Recent commercials include the SUMMER OF DASHPASS DoorDash starring Jason Biggs & Sean William Scott, and Your Dad Is Going Electric for Hyundai starring Kevin Bacon & Sosie Bacon.
Their first feature film was “Blades of Glory” produced by DreamWorks and Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films. It starred Will Ferrell, Jon Heder, Will Arnett, and Amy Poehler and was a box office success earning more than $100 million dollars domestically. It was nominated for three MTV Movie awards including “Best Picture” and “Best Kiss.” They lost in both categories.
Their second film “The Switch” was based on the short story “The Baster” by Jeffrey Eugenides and starred Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, Jeff Goldblum and Juliette Lewis. It’s just the kind of ambiguous, complicated and genre bending work that all agents recommend you follow up your huge studio hit with. It was released by Miramax Films and Lionsgate.
“Office Christmas Party” was produced by DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures. Starring Jason Bateman, Jennifer Aniston, T.J. Miller, Olivia Munn, Kate McKinnon and a whole bunch of other talented people. The film has earned $115 million dollars worldwide to date.
Josh Gordon and Will Speck have signed a first-look deal with Sony Pictures Entertainment to develop and produce feature films. The news comes in the wake of their feature take of the children’s book "Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile" grossing over $110 million at the global box office.
They are currently in post production on the second season of the Marvel Animated Hulu show, "Hit Monkey," starring Jason Sudeikis, which they co-created and serve as executive producers on. They are set to direct the feature film "Colossus" for Sony with Escape Artists producing, based on the Aftershock Comic series.
Under their new banner, they are developing a musical comedy feature based on the iconic, beloved computer game "The Oregon Trail" alongside Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and Harper Collins. As well as a feature adaptation of the soon to be published book "The Takedown" by Carlie Sorosiak -- an espionage Romantic Comedy with Gal Gadot attached to star and co-produce. They are also developing a feature pitch "The Chaperone" with Jason Bateman and a Sony developed project "Lost Vegas" with Mark Perez. On the TV side, they are developing a psychological thriller series with A24 and Zachary Quinto attached to star.