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Mighty Invades Omaha for First National Bank Shoot

Mighty Director Phil Brown recently completed a five-spot campaign for First National Bank, emphasizing the company’s Omaha roots and regional pride. Shot in a natural, homespun style, the spots offer a panoramic view of all things Omaha, emphasizing the extent to which the bank has enmeshed itself into the community.


is a wide-ranging montage of Omaha, panning across the city skyline, a local butcher, a firehouse, a theater, a little league game, and much more. A narrator complements the scenery: “Listen closely,” it says, “and you will hear the heartbeat of a great city – history, culture, ambition. … This is Omaha, and we’re proud to be born and raised here.”


offers a similarly wide-ranging journey, with a focus on the extraordinary efforts of First National employees in the city. Brown captures them interacting with customers, propped up outside of First National branches, and putting up a house for Habitat for Humanity. The narrator waxes about First National employees’ outstanding commitment to its community.

“Our goal was to really capture the essence of Omaha, and for that, we had to spend some time in the city,” noted Brown. “The entire crew had a great time, absorbing the passion of a great city so that it shined through in the campaign.

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Client: First National Bank

Spots Title:



FNB Employees


Business as Usual, Perfect Harmony, Teamwork

Air Date: September 2011

Agency: Bozell

Creative Director: Cliff Watson

Art Director: Aaron Christensen

Copywriter: Bryan Mohr

Producer: Nan Pike

Production Co: Mighty Film Co

Director: Phil Brown

DP: John Houtman

Exec. Producer: Kris Mathur

Producer: Jason Wolk

Editorial Co: Rooster

Editor: Richard Unruh

Assistant Editor: Jesse Unruh

EP: Melissa Kahn

Shoot Location: Omaha, NE

About Mighty

Mighty Film Co., a boutique production company, is home to a diverse roster of creative specialists focused on high-end commercial filmmaking. Led by Partner Blair Stribley, Mighty’s talent includes directors Phil Brown, Jesper Ericstam, Kim Nguyen, Alexander Paul, Rob Sanders, and Executive Producers Kris Mathur, Eric Bonniot and Head of Production Cori Cooperider. The sales team consists of The Family: Chris Zander, Diane Patrone, and Anna Rotholz (East Coast), Them Reps: Jimmy Waldron and Wendy Morrow (Midwest), and Compadre: Brad Grubaugh and Mark Andrews (West Coast).

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