About Syndrome

Syndrome is an award-winning design and live-action directing studio. From concept to completion, we bring original ideas to life. Utilizing skillful and inventive in-house talent, we integrate our individual creative expertise to find imaginative solutions to complex projects, pushing boundaries wherever possible. Our diverse experience working in multiple forms of media allows us to serve creative agencies, production companies, major networks and studios.

Clients of Syndrome have a wide-range of content requests, from elegant to explosive, and with a strong team built of varied experiences, we bring a broad spectrum of capabilities to the creative table. Our focus is strategizing, conceptualizing and delivering striking aesthetics in order to communicate the most effective messages possible.

Syndrome was launched as an art and installation-driven collective in 2002, in the heart of Los Angeles, by artists Micah Hancock, James Larese, and Mars Sandoval. Along with executive producer Monica Blackburn they evolved into an innovative and bold collaboration of creative synergy. A decade later, Syndrome continues to expand and reinvent its visual and technological repertoire in the ever-evolving world of entertainment.

Awards and Recognition

2013 MTV Video Music Awards Best Rock Video Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" Nomination
2013 MVPA Awards Best Rock Video Imagine Dragons "Radioactive" Win
2012 PromaxBDA General Entertainment - Open/Titles 2011 MTV Movie Awards Silver
2011 UKMVA People's Choice Award JLS "Eyes Wide Shut" Win
2011 BDA/Promax Holiday/Special Event Promo Disney XD "Summertime" Silver
2010 Tellys Best Music Video Allison Iraheta "Friday I'll Be Over U" Silver
2010 Tellys Best Visual Effects Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" Bronze
2010 Tellys Best Visual Effects Disney XD "I'm In The Band" Bronze
2010 Tellys Best Music Video Eminem "3 AM" Silver
2010 Tellys Best Use of Graphics G4 "2 Months 2 Million" Bronze
2010 NAACP Image Awards Outstanding Video Alicia Keys "Try Sleeping With A Broken Heart" Nomination
2010 Much Music Video Awards Intl. Video of the Year Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2010 MTV VMA Best Pop Video Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2010 MTV VMA Best Female Video Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2010 MTV VMA Best New Artist Ke$ha "Tik Tok" Nomination
2009 Tellys Best Use of Animation T-Pain "Freeze" Bronze
2009 Tellys Best Use of Animation New Balance "Candy Collection" Silver
2009 Tellys Best Media Promotion New Balance "Candy Collection" Silver
2009 Tellys Best Music Video T-Pain "Can't Believe It" Silver
2009 Tellys Best Use of Animation MTV "Rob Dyrdek's Fantasy Factory" Gold
2009 BDA/Promax Best Music Video T-Pain "Can't Believe It" Bronze
2009 Plus Camerimage Best Cinematography Eminem "3 AM" Nomination
2009 Plus Camerimage Best Music Video Eminem "3 AM" Nomination
2008 MTV VMA Best UK Video Estelle "American Boy" Nomination
2008 Shoot Magazine New Director Showcase Estelle "American Boy"
2004 ResFest Design "Invisible Identity"