Celine Faledam & Rachel Guest
Bonjour Mate. We're Celine and Rachel, a multi-awarded senior creative team based in Los Angeles, that's one part French, one part Australian.
For the past three and a half years, we've been having a passionate love affair with our current agency, Mistress, working for multi-national clients including Walmart, Arizona State University, Los Angeles Tourism, Chambord and a suite of entertainment networks including AT&T, VH1, Oxygen and Starz. We've also helped win a number of global accounts, added to the agency's trophy shelf, mentored at The One Show Creative boot camp, and won one beer pong tournament.
Last year, after stumbling across a report on the rise of hardcore porn as pre-teen de-facto sex-ed, we co-founded GiveTheTalk.com. The initiative took an unexpected trajectory, instead of demonizing porn, we partnered with the porn industry to encourage parents to have more realistic and open conversations with their kids about sex. Since its launch on International Children's Day in 2017, the film has reached more than 10 million adults, been highly awarded within the Social Good community and created opportunities to speak on the issue including a keynote presentation at the Youth Tech Health Conference in San Francisco.
Before getting our Vitamin D hit on Venice Beach, we were traumatizing our skin cells on the beaches of Sydney as the lead creative team on Coca-Cola and MasterCard at McCann Australia. During our time there, we were fortunate enough to create one of Australia’s most loved commercials of 2013 that was exported to the US, Canada, UK, and Asia where it achieved similar results.
Other #humblebrags include having our work featured on the The New York Times, Huff Post, The Atlantic, CommArts, TAXI Design, Vice's Tonic, Upworthy, and ATTN, most of which sparked much conversation and to our delight, a troll or two. We've also picked up a few shiny paper weights at the Shorty's for Good, Shorty's, Webby's, Clio's and One Show.
More than Vegemite baguettes, what really gets our boom boom booms pumping is the potential for creativity to make a lasting and positive impact in the real world.
You can also find us penning our thoughts as regular contributors to Mistress Agency's Medium.