California Pizza Kitchen invented California style pizza in 1985. 
But, despite their ground-breaking past, they struggled to get franchisees to view them as contemporary innovators.
To help them change their legacy positioning from "nostalgic novelty" to "consistently creative", I wrote, storyboarded, and directed the following "California Creativity" campaign. These spots (and associated print advertising strategy) showcased their flagship restaurants as they are today: vibrant, youthful, and creative.  
To execute our vision, we shot in operational restaurants across Southern California. 
Knowing we had a limited time to film before the crew would interfere with restaurant operations, I storyboarded the entire shot list in pre-production. 
These drawings helped inform the production team, designers, and location managers, maximizing our budget and efficiency.
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