A BIT ABOUT US

Black Egg is an experiential production company based in New York City that specializes in creating immersive and technology driven stories that capture the imagination and create massive impact. Our passion lies in the evolution of storytelling that manifests in the physical and digital world, utilizing combinations of technologies in organic and meaningful ways that amplify the narrative and push the suspension of reality to create indelible moments for our viewers and clients. We believe in creating provocative experiences that focus on the story, never the technology. We create experiences that span live musical performance, marketing stunts, fashion shows, innovative retail experiences, and interactive installations. Our team brings a wealth of experience that span filmmaking, advertising/marketing, production, architecture, fabrication, software and hardware development. Our clients include Beyonce, Nike, Kanye West, Kenzo Paris, Ai Wei Wei, Olafur Elliasson, Coca-Cola, MIT, AT&T, DTV and more. We love what we do, we are passionate and dedicated problem solvers with a history of massively successful projects that push the boundaries of creativity, technology, and innovation. 


THE FOUNDERS

KENZO DIGITAL

Kenzo Digital is a director, creative director, and artist based in New York City. His work is dedicated to synthesizing new narrative forms by unifying traditional storytelling with groundbreaking technology. 

Kenzo is best known for his collaborative work with Beyonce, including her video-driven 2011 Billboard Awards performance and the United Nations’ World Humanitarian Day 2012 project, “I Was Here” which wasnominated for an MTV VMA Award and broke social media records with 2.76 billion media impressions. Previously, Kenzo worked as a creative director at Wieden+Kennedy, where he developed broadcast and print campaigns starring Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, and Carmelo Anthony for Nike. He has collaborated with a wide range of clients, including Google, Apple, Kanye West, Kenzo Paris, the United Nations and many more.  Kenzo was the video director of Nam June Paik’s studio (the father of video art); in this capacity, he has worked on installations that have been exhibited in the Guggenheim, Tate Modern, and National Gallery of Art.  He has directed films that have been featured in the Tribeca Film Festival and the Mill Valley Film Festival.  He is an expert in residence at the Harvard University Innovation Lab, recipient of the Disruptive Innovator of the Year Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and has been freelance creative directing projects for Apple and Google robotics company Bot & Dolly.   Most recently he joined Virtual Reality company VRSE Works.  His work has been featured in The New York Times, Wired, The Creator's Project, Monocle, Fast Company, Vogue, New York Magazine, Creativity Online, and many others.

MARCELO PONTES

Marcelo Pontes directs special projects that involve a wide range of capabilities. He has executed projects within architectural design, home interiors, retail, industrial design, set design, exhibition design, events and art installations. His main goal is to constantly create full sensory experiences by using lighting, spacial design and communication in his projects. He has designed Nike's Brand Experience Stores in Brazil and has been awarded numerous architecture awards. Some of his clients include Metal 2, São Paulo Fashion Week, AMP, Nike, Claro, TIM, Vale, Globosat, Sony, TAM, Natura, H.Stern, Kraft Foods, and Intel. 

LUCAS WERTHEIN

Lucas Werthein is a creative technology director committed to the ongoing task of making the impossible possible. He is constantly experimenting, prototyping and bridging science, technology, and entertainment. He has directed numerous technology oriented projects for clients such as Beyonce, Ai Weiwei & Olafur Eliasson, Kenzo, MIT Media Lab, MTV, Intel, DirecTV, Coca-Cola and others. He has shown his work at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, FILE, and Creators Project. He taught an audio synthesis class in the Design and Technology MFA at Parsons School of Design. 


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