We like to PLAY. The best kind of playing is collaborating. Whether it’s a sandbox, a marketing or ad campaign, we want to roll around in the stuff, fill some buckets, work the shovels and craft something amazing. We like to HAVE FUN. The most fun is when you love what you do and what you create. It’s the way we satisfy the complex agendas of our business. We like to DO BUSINESS. Yes, we can play, have loads of fun and still work hard. That’s why we’re here.
Caruso Company (CC) is a media production group crafting TV and web commercials, corporate media, web films, and brand integrated content. We collaborate with advertisers, marketers and entertainment partners to fashion compelling stories and deliver delightful media solutions.
Robert Caruso – Executive Producer / Director
Robert is an award-winning director and producer of TV and web commercials, music videos and brand films. His work showcases his love of comedy, visual effects, character animation and directing kids. For over 20 years Robert has helmed a range of advertising and marketing campaigns for scores of top tier clients working out of renown production companies; Industrial Light & Magic, Rhythm & Hues, HKM Films and his own two startups Commotion Pictures and Caruso Company.
His credits as Director and Producer include over a 100+ commercials, 50+ music videos, 100+ webisodes and well over 20+ online campaigns. He is a proven leader of large scale projects in collaboration with major ad agencies, online media companies, global marketing teams, record labels, Hollywood studios, A-list music, film and sports celebrities.
Robert has been honored with a Clio Award, MTV Video Award and Nominations, London International Advertising Award, Anicom Animation Award, Billboard Magazine Award and a Grammy Nomination.
Angela Leaper – Creative Director
After spending many years in and around production and post production in the Bay Area, Angela has landed herself quite agreeably in the creative development landscape. She acts as development advisor to Caruso Company bringing a sundry history, some of which is documented in the editorial credits of numerous visual effects blockbusters including “Stars Wars Special Edition” (Episodes V, VI), “Men in Black”, “Mission Impossible”, all under the Industrial Light & Magic parasol.
Angela’s bio evokes a true mash up métier model, with several forays in the legal world, a 5 year sprint at fx giant ILM, and over 10 years in production covering everything from fx pre-vis, on-set p.a., art director, a.d. to script supervisor. Along the way she also squeezed in a career (albeit rather brief) as a professional athlete. A keen curiosity continues to push her buttons and realizing great concepts just makes her happy. (Volleyball in case it peeked your curiosity).