If you ever heard anything about all those E.T. Atari game cartridges buried in the desert, this movie shows what led to them gettin’ there…and what happens when they dug them up. The documentary will premiere on XBOX.
Any SF ad nerd can tell you how important Howard Gossage was to the local ad scene and the industry at large. Probably they can even point to The Book of Gossage on their bookshelf. But documentarian/Director Ashley Pollak drops a few choice tibits that’ll make you realize just how important he was to the whole world…
“Gossage had managed to save the Grand Canyon from being flooded for profit, helped establish Friends of the Earth, discovered Marshal McLuhan – an obscure Canadian academic who thought up the Internet – and inadvertently caused the military invasion of a small Caribbean island.”
This trailer—at seven minutes—is a MiniDoc in and of itself. Which only makes me more excited to see the full flick. And hearing that Gossage‘s daughter, Sarah, is the Executive Producer doesn’t hurt things either. (via SFE and AdRants)
Doesn’t matter if you’re in advertising, design, or freakin’ basket weaving. The most successful are usually the most self-disciplined. In short, the ones who “do it and get it done … no fuckin’ around.” Wise words.