CBS Films
The Mark Gordon Company
Maggie Carey
main title sequence for CBS Films

Shine designed and produced the title sequence for “The To Do List” for CBS Films starring Aubrey Plaza and Bill Hader. The sequence explores iconic objects from the nineties. Custom props were created with embedded credits. The sequence was intended to introduce the tightly-wound personality of Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza). Director Maggie Carey described the title sequence to the Washington Post: “Right there, it’s like, either you like this movie and you get it, or you know right away this is not the movie for you.”

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Shine designed and built custom props with titles for each character.
Loosely inspired by the real-life adventures of first-time writer/director Maggie Carey, The To Do List is a heartfelt comedy about close friends and a special summer project. Set in 1993, valedictorian Brandy Klark (Aubrey Plaza) wants to shed her uptight image before college, so she assembles a ‘to do’ list of all the “activities” she missed out on in high school. Quickly realizing that she’s way out of her depth, Brandy solicits her best friends (Alia Shawkat, Sarah Steele, Donald Glover, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Johnny Simmons), older sister (Rachel Bilson) and burnt-out boss (Bill Hader) for their help and advice. If the group is going to complete the list by September they’ll need plenty of imagination and very open minds.”

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