Ralph Rucci: A Designer and His House

Written and directed by David Boatman, this feature documentary chronicles the evolution of Ralph Rucci's spring 2008 ready-to-wear and fall 2008 haute couture collections, from inspiration to a spectacular act of runway showmanship at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, France. 

The documentary uncovers the inspiring path of an American designer and his painstaking quest to create his own reality in a global market. The film premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City and was acquired by Sundance Channel.

Fashion Independent: The Original Style of Ann Bonfoey Taylor

Commissioned by the Phoenix Art Museum, this biographical film directed by David Boatman profiles the extraordinary life of Ann Bonfoey Taylor. An outstanding collector of haute couture, Ann’s iconic style always left a lasting impression. While Ann had an unsurpassed flair for style and clothing, her lasting gifts resided in the strength of character that defined her life.

The Things We Love

Boatman Media partnered with Edelman Worldwide and eBay to inspire eBay enthusiasts to discover new products tailored for their unique interests.

Seeing Is Believing

Boatman Media partnered with J3 and 1-Day Acuvue Define to create a multi tiered campaign encouraging users to enhance their eyes for a natural, everyday beauty.

Selling Style, Script

Filmed on location at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Boatman Media partnered with Edelman Worldwide and eBay to create four campaign spots hosted by celebrity fashion stylist, Brad Goreski to illustrate eBay’s new mobile application on tablets and smartphones. 

Selling Style, Shoot

Filmed on location at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Boatman Media partnered with Edelman Worldwide and eBay to create four campaign spots hosted by celebrity fashion stylist, Brad Goreski to illustrate eBay’s new mobile application on tablets and smartphones. 

Selling Style, Price

Filmed on location at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Boatman Media partnered with Edelman Worldwide and eBay to create four campaign spots hosted by celebrity fashion stylist, Brad Goreski to illustrate eBay’s new mobile application on tablets and smartphones. 

Selling Style, List

Filmed on location at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, Boatman Media partnered with Edelman Worldwide and eBay to create four campaign spots hosted by celebrity fashion stylist, Brad Goreski to illustrate eBay’s new mobile application on tablets and smartphones. 

Anne Klein Collection

Filmed on location in New York City at the Gansevoort Hotel Park Avenue, Boatman Media partnered with Anne Klein designer Jeff Mahshie to create the Anne Klein Collection fall campaign staring model, Frankie Rayder. 

White House Correspondents Dinner Video Portraits

Filmed on a specially constructed set at the French Ambassador’s residence in Washington, DC, Boatman Media partnered with Director, Douglas Friedman and Vanity Fair to produce a series of 46 individualized video portraits that were uploaded throughout the night to Vanity Fair’s Instagram feed.

Closet Confidential

To promote an upcoming cover story, Architectural Digest tasked Boatman Media to create a two-part, comedic narrative with husbands, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent in their magnificently designed Lower Fifth Avenue home.

The Call

To promote an upcoming cover story, Architectural Digest tasked Boatman Media to create a two-part, comedic narrative with husbands, Nate Berkus and Jeremiah Brent in their magnificently designed Lower Fifth Avenue home.

Ralph Rucci Studio and Process

To promote an upcoming feature, Architectural Digest tasked Boatman Media to profile Ralph Rucci’s new studio and workroom while at the same time, giving viewers a glimpse of his legendary design process. 

Hermès, Women’s Universe

Filmed on location in a former J.P. Morgan office building on Wall Street, Boatman Media partnered with Hermès to create a docu-short showcasing the Women’s Universe event and the expansive artistry involved in Hermès’s luxurious offerings from fragrance to silk scarves and including a ready-to-wear runway show by designer Christophe Lemaire.

CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund, Selection Committee Review

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Meet The Fashion Funders Part I

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Meet The Fashion Funders Part II

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Vogue Magazine Photoshoot

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Ann Taylor Design Challenge

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Los Angeles Fashion Show

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Awards Dinner

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and Vogue to create a seven-part, episodic web series profiling the journey of eight emerging, American fashion designers as they competed to win the Fashion Fund – a cash prize and mentorship designed to take their business to the next level. 

Love Gold, Pamela Love

Boatman Media partnered with the World Gold Council to promote the use of gold through the artistry of New York City-based jewelry designer Pamela Love for the Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show in Cannes, France.

Love Gold, Eddie Borgo

Boatman Media partnered with the World Gold Council to promote the use of gold through the artistry of New York City-based jewelry designer Eddie Borgo for the Ultimate Gold Collection Fashion Show in Cannes, France.

Fifth Avenue Store Opening Event

Shot on location in New York City, Boatman Media partnered with Dolce & Gabbana to create a video experience of the opening party for their new, Fifth Avenue flagship store.

Poppy Jewelry

Shot on location in Greenwich Village, Boatman Media partnered with Coach to create the Poppy Jewelry campaign staring actress, Michelle Trachtenberg.

CFDA Fashion Incubator: Nonoo

Boatman Media partnered with KCD Worldwide and the CFDA to create branded profiles for each emerging designer supported by the Fashion Incubator program. The videos were hosted by KCD’s Digital Fashion Showcase for exposure to a wider fashion audience, including editors, retailers and consumers.

CFDA Fashion Incubator: Orley

Boatman Media partnered with KCD Worldwide and the CFDA to create branded profiles for each emerging designer supported by the Fashion Incubator program. The videos were hosted by KCD’s Digital Fashion Showcase for exposure to a wider fashion audience, including editors, retailers and consumers.

CFDA Fashion Incubator: Lucio Castro

Boatman Media partnered with KCD Worldwide and the CFDA to create branded profiles for each emerging designer supported by the Fashion Incubator program. The videos were hosted by KCD’s Digital Fashion Showcase for exposure to a wider fashion audience, including editors, retailers and consumers.

eBay Holiday Collective

Boatman Media partnered with Edelman Worldwide and eBay to create the eBay Holiday Collective Campaign. This global spot was created to promote an original holiday gift collection designed by seven, New York City-based fashion designers.

You Can't Fake Fashion Installation

Boatman Media partnered with the CFDA and eBay to create the You Can't Fake Fashion campaign and installation. This installation, located in the lobby of New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center, was designed to raise awareness against counterfeit goods and to celebrate original design.

Behind the Scenes with Boatman Media

Go west with Boatman Media on location at the Chateau Marmont Hotel in Los Angeles for a behind-the-scenes peek at a commercial production for eBay staring Celebrity Stylist, Brad Goreski.  

American Jewish World Service, Grantee, Khun Khit San

Boatman Media partnered with Stamp Event Management and American Jewish World Service to assemble a series of grantee videos for the AJWS 30th Anniversary gala.

AJWS Grantee, Julienne Lusenge

Boatman Media partnered with Stamp Event Management and American Jewish World Service to assemble a series of grantee videos for the AJWS 30th Anniversary gala.

American Jewish World Service, Grantee, Alejandra Ancheita

Boatman Media partnered with Stamp Event Management and American Jewish World Service to assemble a series of grantee videos for the AJWS 30th Anniversary gala.

ADCOLOR Awards 2015, Cultural Moments That Moved America

Partnering with Stamp Event Management and ADCOLOR, Boatman Media was tasked to galvanize the ADCOLOR annual awards dinner through an opening reel celebrating diversity in advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment industries. 

ADCOLOR Awards 2014, We Are Here!

Partnering with Stamp Event Management and ADCOLOR, Boatman Media was tasked to galvanize the ADCOLOR annual awards dinner through an opening reel celebrating diversity in advertising, marketing, media, PR and entertainment industries. 

An Enduring Vision 2013

Boatman Media partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to create the Enduring Vision fundraising film to educate donors on the need for HIV/AIDS support for first responder LGBT centers, LGBT youth, minority AIDS services and the New York City AIDS Memorial.

An Enduring Vision 2012

Boatman Media partnered with the Elton John AIDS Foundation to create the Enduring Vision fundraising film to educate donors on the need for HIV/AIDS support for post-prison reentry candidates and AIDS drug assistance programs.

GQ Gentlemen’s Ball, Better Men Better World

Boatman Media partnered with Stamp Event Management and GQ magazine to create a series of honoree videos that encapsulated each gentleman’s contribution to his respective charity. 

Housing Works, Design On A Dime, Sharon Simonaire Tribute

Boatman Media partnered with Housing Works on a tribute video for the Design on a Dime Groundbreaker Award. The video celebrated the extraordinary life and design talent of the late Sharon Simonaire.

FFANY Humanitarian Award, Vince Camuto

Boatman Media partnered with the Vince Camuto marketing team on a tribute video about the extraordinary life, career and humanitarian efforts of Vince Camuto for the FFANY ‘Shoes On Sale’ fundraising gala.

Thank You For Your Love

Boatman Media collaborated with Anohni on the post-production for the Antony and the Johnson's music video, Thank You For Your Love – Released in tandem with her album, Swanlights. Super-8 film footage captured in 1991 by Anohni