Work

Walt Disney World

#happyplace

Cavetown

Ur Gonna Wish U Believed Me

WeBuyAnyCar.com

Get In, Get Out, Get Paid

Conan Grey

Astronomy

Victoria Justice

Stay

All Time Low

Once In A Lifetime

Moon Taxi

Say

Nothing Nowhere

Upside Down

Foster ft Sody

Fools Can’t Help Falling In Love

Rae

Spring 2021

Vans

Go Skate

ILLENIUM

Hearts On Fire

Corey Taylor

Samatha’s Gone

Local Natives

Lemon ft Sharon Van Etten

JXDN

Better Off Dead

The Home Depot

Gameday Spaces

Bad Cat Amps

Anthem

Acre Mezcal

The Unknown

Sunday Funday

The Funday

Bulleit

Creds

Corey Taylor

Black Eyes Blue

Movements

Don’t Give Up Your Ghost

Skillz App

Dog Attack

Converse X Aon Brasi

Create At Home

Bulleit

Sustainability

Corey Taylor

CMFT Can’t Be Stopped

Short Film

Quiet Hearts

Converse

Creativity Can’t Be Quarantined

Hayley Orrantia

Find Yourself Somebody

Ingrid Andress

The Stranger

Skittles Dips

Adam Rippon

Shallou

Older ft Daya

All Time Low

Some Kind of Disaster

Rae Wellness

Manifesto

Kid Buu

Blunt ft. Blac Youngsta

Degree

The Devil’s Music

Highly Suspect

16

Twix

Matt Cutshall

AARP

Rewards

The Faim

Humans

Misterwives

Why Why Why

M&Ms

Hazelnutmania

Kid Buu

Sauce

Fitz & The Tantrums

All The Feels

Qdoba

Daydreamer

Go Skateboarding

Break Barriers

The Glorious Sons

Panic Attack

Gnash

Broken Hearts Club

GNASH

Imagine If

Hayley Orrantia

If I Don’t

Bailey Bryan

Perspective

Silent Rival

Die A Little

Elhae

Sanctuary ft Big Krit

Elhae

Hennessy

Zavia Ward

100 Ways

William Singe

Please

Powerade

Power Through

Folgers

Real Heroes

Fever 333

Burn It

Google Cloud x Nasa

The Search For Life

Picture This!

One Drink

Phantoms ft Vanessa Hudgens

Lay With Me

West Coast Massive

High & Low

Kim Petras

I Don’t Want It At All

Glossier

You Look Good

Ritani

The Right Ring

Under Armour + Samsung

FIRSTS

Snap Inc.

Skaters

Tommy Hilfiger x GIGI Hadid

Roll Deep

GoToMeeting

Work Together

Melanie Martinez

Pity Party

Miya Folick

Deadbody

Adidas

Discover Yourself

House of Marley

Welcome

Esso

The Farewell

Beth Ditto

Fire

Coheed and Cambria

You Got Spirit, Kid

A$AP Mob ft Juicy J

Yamborghini High

Nike

Who’s Your Five

LaCie

Fuel

Honda

Special Time Of Year

Service Now

Everything As A Service

Hogue Knives

Hogue Man

R2Integrated

The New Integrated

Catapult King

Money Fling

Coors Light

Mountain Main

Adidas

Energy Boost

Ritani

I’ve Got A Guy

Champs x Adidas

Rich The Kid

Danny Ocean

Me Rehúso

Adidas

All Day Mind

Nescafé Gold

Instant Coffee Shop

Ariana Grande

Everyday FT. Future

Facebook

5 Points

Theory Of A Deadman

Straight Jacket

Made.com

Life Matters

Adidas

Nutrition

Creatives

Al Kalyk

Bio

Hey Violet

Queen Of The Night

Conan Grey

Astronomy

Victoria Justice

Stay

Matt Ox

Jetlag ft Chief Keef

Bazzi x Flaunt

Chateau Picoron

Sainte Colombe

Puss N Boots

Sister ft Norah Jones

Felix Jaehn

Sicko

Caleb Mallery

ILLENIUM

Hearts On Fire

Silent Rival

Die A Little

Angels & Airwaves

All That’s Left Is Love

Memphis Mayfire

“The Old Me”

Real Friends

Final

Hollywood Undead

“Gotta Let Go”

Papa Roach

“Elevate”

Sevendust

“Dirty”

I Prevail "Lifelines"

“Lifelines”

Daniel Centrone

Folgers

Real Heroes

Powerade

Power Through

G-Shock

Fortitude

Dronemax

What Powers You

Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall

Juju & The Beat

nothing,nowhere.

clarity in kerosene

DJ Mustard

Ridin’ Around

The Menzingers

Anna

DJay Brawner

Bad Cat Amps

Anthem

Highly Suspect

16

Melanie Martinez

Pity Party

Danny Ocean

Me Rehúso

Snapchat

Birthday

Corey Taylor

Samatha’s Gone

Corey Taylor

CMFT Can’t Be Stopped

Fever 333

Burn It

GNASH

Imagine If

Highly Suspect

Little One

Corey Taylor

Black Eyes Blue

Skullcandy

Air Raid

Snap Inc.

Skaters

Gnash

Broken Hearts Club

Felicity Jayn Heath

Clara Fable

Cherry Ripe

Clara Fable

Jennifer’s Body

MXMS

Death Row

Ian Shiver

Joe Mischo

Rose Villain

Il Diavolo Piange

DE'WAYNE JACKSON

FAMILY TREE

Ryan Caraveo

Daisies

Cheat Codes ft. Marc E. Bassy

Do It All Over

De'Wayne

Walking to Work

Ryan Caraveo

Thrivin

Conan Gray

Comfort Crowd

Waterparks

Not Warriors

Short Film

Quiet Hearts

Sour Face

Human Killer

The Glorious Sons

Panic Attack

Zen Foods

Eating Healthy

Skoles

Crazy

KCAMP

Hoola Hoop

Seatgeek x MLS

Sharing

Beach Season

Time & Place

Stefan James

Temptation

Kid Buu

Blunt ft. Blac Youngsta

Candy Club

Straight To Your Door

KCamp

Racks Like This

Go Skateboarding

Break Barriers

Care

Manifesto

The Faim

Humans

Ryan Caraveo

Murda

Kid Buu

Sauce

Skillz App

Dog Attack

De'Wayne

I Know Something

Vans

Go Skate

WeBuyAnyCar.com

Get In, Get Out, Get Paid

Kassy Mahea

Rae

Spring 2021

Acre Mezcal

The Unknown

Kulick

“Colors”

All Saints

Nature

Frank Lead

Embrace the Light

Milquetoast

CIGARETTE BURNS

Serena Foster

“Hollow”

Kulick

“Hole In My Head”

Burning Pools

Woman

Sunday Funday

The Funday

Richbreed

Signs (Live Session)

Plant Bomb

Face Mist

Jordn

High Hopes

Kiersten Stevens

Qualcomm

A Smarter Home For All

Hidden Valley Ranch

Pork Chops

Minted

Weddings

Soy Yay

How To Cook Shrimp

Disney

LOL

Lewis Cater

All Time Low

Some Kind of Disaster

Cavetown

Ur Gonna Wish U Believed Me

The Hunna

Young & Faded

IKEA

This is Our IKEA Greenwich

Pendulum

Nothing for Free

Sum 41

45 (A Matter of Time)

World Animal Protection

You Are What You Eat

Hot Milk

Take Your Jacket

Hyper X

We’re All Gamers

GREGGS

#GetYours Cappuccino

Stand Atlantic

Blurry

Lonewolf

Bio

JXDN

Think About Me

Loose Change ft Earl Sweatshirt

The Alchemist

Kenny Hoopla ft Travis Barker

ESTELLA

Max Moore

All Time Low

Once In A Lifetime

JXDN

Better Off Dead

Foster ft Sody

Fools Can’t Help Falling In Love

Moon Taxi

Say

Converse X Aon Brasi

Create At Home

Bulleit

Creds

Nothing Nowhere

Upside Down

Converse

Creativity Can’t Be Quarantined

Bulleit

Sustainability

All Time Low

Sleeping In

Gucci Highwaters

Straight Jacket

New Found Glory

Greatest of All Time

Chloe M

Kindergarten

Neil Favila

Champs x Adidas

Rich The Kid

House of Marley

Welcome

Discover

Quincy Davis

Intermix

My Time

Discover

Karen Civil

ours&yours

Steve Aoki

Night Call Ft. Lil Yachty & Migos

OG Maco

Do What It Do

Steve Aoki

Lit Ft. T-Pain & Gucci Mane

Steve Aoki & DVBBS

Without U feat. 2 Chainz

Painted Palms

Refractor

Rob McConnaughy

Nescafé Gold

Instant Coffee Shop

Dunkin Donuts

Creamer

Burger King

Yumbo

Mountain Dew

The Wild Is Calling

OFF!

Wrong

Honda

Special Time Of Year

Jeremiah Weed

ZZ Top

Qdoba

Daydreamer

Slater Dixon

Degree

The Devil’s Music

Twix

Matt Cutshall

Under Armour + Samsung

FIRSTS

Skittles Dips

Adam Rippon

LaCie

Fuel

Catapult King

Money Fling

Nike

House of Hoops

AT&T

Blue Carpet

Twisted Tea

Jake Franklin

Midea

#acupgrade

RAE FALL 2020

Neil Favila

Rae Spring 2020

Neil Favila

Eric Andre

Neil Favila

Lil Yachty

Neil Favila

Terror Jr

Neil Favila

House of Marley London

Lil Wayne x Uggs

Neil Favila

House Of Marley

Neil Favila

SOCIAL MEDIA GIFS

Ian Shiver

Squash Blossom

Ian Shiver

Private Chef Club

Ian Shiver

Cosmetics

Ian Shiver

People & Fashion

Ian Shiver

Cannabis

Ian Shiver

Beverage

Ian Shiver

Photo Project

who we are

Our inspiration is you. At Tuff Contender, our main goal is to create content inspired by the human condition. We believe in diverse characters told through the lens of diverse creatives. We partner with clients to create visuals that push the storytelling medium. From inception to delivery, our award winning creative team works to ensure that the final product is exceptional and rings true to the audience. We aim to make everything we touch raw, dynamic and affecting. Let’s tell the world how TUFF you are. 

Contact

general inquiries

2148 1/2 W. Sunset Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90056
323-522-3025
hello@tuffcontender.com

Partner / Head of Production
Max Rose
max@tuffcontender.com

Partner / Executive Producer
DJay Brawner
djay@tuffcontender.com

Music Video Executive Producer
Felicty Jayn Heath
felicity@tuffcontender.com

commercial representation

West
Sara Barnthouse
sara@devinereps.com

Mid West
Sharon Swanson
sharon@sharonandperry.com

East
Carleigh Finch
carleigh@devinereps.com

Taryn Leonard
taryn@devinereps.com

South
Perry Tongate
perry@sharonandperry.com

music video representation

United States
Jen Herrera
jen@lasbandas.tv

United States
Doug Klinger
doug@reprobates.tv
Directors: Joe Mischo, Al Kalyk, Morgan Gruer

United Kingdom
Andy Roberts
andy@lasbandas.tv

Custom Culture

Vans

Noah Humes

Kelly Breez

OJ Hays

Olivia Krause

Tony Whlgn

Robin Eisenberg

Todd Francis

Jay Howell

Camilo Medina

Sydney James

Press Pause

Pink

About This Project:

The Press Pause initiative created by The Jed Foundation and powered through PINK highlights different ways to cope with stress and anxiety, especially during this very different holiday season. We created four "mini" episodes that show a variety of mindfulness techniques to use when things feel overwhelming or difficult. I was so excited to not only write but direct, which I did for the first time with this project. I had been waiting for the perfect time and/or project to direct and this just felt like something I wanted to be a part of. It was a chance to do something creative while also hopefully helping people too. - Chrissie Fit (Director, Writer, Actor)

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Episode 4

Pelican

Find Life

CASE STUDY

Previously considered a working-class, utility company known for coolers and hardcases, Pelican was looking to change perceptions and relaunch as an influential lifestyle brand that appeals to younger audiences. When Starch Creative came to us to collaborate on this rebrand, we all said, wait a second… we might be perfect for this. We are sorta cool, not old and already use Pelican products, so let’s show the world what we already know.

EXECUTION

Concepting / Storyboards / Production / Photography / Post Production
Director DJay Brawner and creative director Paul Giacomazzi knew they had to get super method with Starch’s concept of the “California Road Trip”. To deliver that west coast camp vibe, the entire cast, crew, and agency high-tailed it into the wilderness. Pelican products were used on camera and behind the scenes for fun and okay, yeah.. maybe a touch of survival. The morning coffee stayed hot and the post-shoot beers around the campfire stayed ice cold. Having road-tested Pelican products ourselves, we can say with authenticity... it's a 10/10 would recommend across the board. And so, the end result (aka a sweet little 30-second commercial and photography campaign) is aspirational and showcases the functionality of each item.

PHOTOGRAPHY

This project took approximately four weeks to complete from concept-phase to delivery. Tuff was heavily involved in all aspects of the campaign, including storyboarding, production, and visual branding. This video has been utilized by the client online, across social media, and in retail stores to evoke the essence of Pelican in 2019 and beyond. Every time we think of this project, we’ll remember waking up in tents to below freezing temperatures. Winter in Big Bear is no joke. At least the coffee was warm.

PLACEMENT

Test Case Study

Testing Deployment

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Emphasized Text

"This is a quote"

- Plato

Walt Disney World

#happyplace

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All Time Low

Once In A Lifetime

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WeBuyAnyCar.com

Get In, Get Out, Get Paid

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Custom Culture

Vans

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JXDN

Better Off Dead

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