Speck and Gordon

Speck and Gordon

Wendy’s / Cheese: An Underdog Story / Publicis / New York


    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.

    The duo have directed hundreds of commercials and won top international awards for clients such as Apple, Netflix, GEICO, Playstation, Coca-Cola, Levi’s and Audi and with respected agencies Droga5, BBDO, TBWA\Chiat\Day and BBH, to name a few. In collaboration with The Martin Agency, they developed and helmed a film for Donate Life, “The World’s Biggest Asshole,” which stars Thomas Jane and Will Arnett. This social impact campaign earned ten Lions at Cannes 2017, including three Golds. Will and Josh spoke on the main stage at the Palais about bravery in advertising, and what it took to create a viral hit that boosted organ donation by 125%.

    Speck and Gordon give voice to the underdog, a theme which also threads through their feature films, which include “Blades of Glory,” “The Switch,” and “Office Christmas Party.” They have worked with a host of talented people, including Harvey Keitel, Will Ferrell, Jennifer Aniston, Jason Bateman, TJ Miller, and Kate McKinnon.