Aggressive (Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro)

Headed by the Grammy award-winning filmmakers and BCC alumni Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro, Aggressive crafts commercials, live experiences and music videos for some of the world’s biggest brands and artists such as Amazon, Boeing, Honda, Intel, Michael Jackson, Pharrell, Alicia Keys and Tiesto among many others.

They have earned many awards and nominations since their formation, including Grammy, AICP Next, MTV VMA, MTV Los Premios, Bass and Communication Arts awards.

Their work has been featured across the globe as Vimeo Staff Picks, Behance features and festival showcases, as well as publicized by The New York Times, American Cinematographer, Creativity and NOWNESS among dozens of other publications.

Gallery Bergen Director Tim Blunk interviews Aggressive producers/creative directors Alex Topaller and Dan Shapiro about their newest project with American Express and their beginnings in video, animation and effects at BCC.
Michael Jackson’
“Behind the Mask.”
Being given the opportunity to put our own creative lens on the legacy of Michael Jackson was not something that we took lightly. In our music video for “Behind The Mask” each costume is an artful homage to a mask invented & worn by Michael.
Aggressive’s video for Intel Corporation.
“AI on Intel”
For “AI on Intel” we told the real stories of Intel’s technology in action – from stopping poaching in Africa, to powering world’s first face-controlled wheelchair, in each film we utilized our key strengths by combining tech-inspired CG with cinematic live-action.
Land O’Lakes
“The Copernicus Project”
For Land O’Lakes’ SxSW “The Copernicus Project”, Aggressive immersed viewers on all sides with visuals & sounds, crafting a thrilling ride through the biodiversity of our food systems. Winner of the 2019 Communication Arts Award of Excellence.