Conrad Hotels


Y&R New York, StarBeast and the amazing makeup team at Legacy Effects show four radically different personas and characters of an actor in this branded content short film for Conrad Hotels and the Tribeca Film Festival.

With VFX and live-action filming, we take the audience along on an actor’s journey to self-discovery. Portraying it’s a Metamorphosis: The Luxury of Being Yourself.

Here’s how we helped Y&R New York, Conrad Hotels, and Tribecca Film Festival bring their vision to life!


  • Highlight and champion the artist’s journey in an unexpected way.
  • Create a short film to celebrate the opening of the new Conrad New York Hotel in lower Manhattan (venue of the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival Awards)
  • Visually explain the “importance of being whoever you want to be, whatever way you choose”.


  • Worked with the one and only Legacy Effects team.
  • Designed a kick ass alien, as well as a battle worn king.
  • Championed the art of practical effects by showing the process to create each different character look.
  • Worked with the talented actor, Jason Grey-Stanford.

• Short listed: Cannes Shots Young Director of the Year
• The International ANDY awards, VFX Bronze “Metamorphsis” 2013
• LIA Finalist, “Metamorphosis” VFX 2012
• LIA Finalist, “Metamorphosis” Direction 2012