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In 2017, EA Sports approached Shadow Lion with the creative task of promoting Tom’s first appearance on the cover of their popular NFL video game. Drawing from the popular “Madden curse” theory, we crafted a satirical digital short that poked fun at the Madden curse and Brady’s illustrious health techniques. 

It became, at the time, the highest engaging branded post on Tom’s social channels and it only took him 45 minutes to film. 

Fast forward to 2022 and another appearance by Tom alongside Patrick Mahomes on the cover of Madden, a similar creative need arose from our partners over at EA. In a nod to the success of Tom’s last appearance in the safety bubble, we poked fun at the differences between Tom and Patrick’s required “protective equipment” as cover athletes and cast Tom in a new light as the main character in a sitcom where he tries to hassle some of his old buddies to play Madden with him. 

Creating such diverse tones for the same brand requires trust and a willingness to have open, laid back and real conversations. This is an element of our “secret-sauce” that we bring to every project and the core of how we’ve built such a fulfilling, long-lasting relationship with EA.

What stuck out to me immediately was the efficient nature at which [Shadow Lion] could create highly engaging content, from creative brief to delivery, under extremely ambitious timelines. They’ve changed the perspective we have on content creation due to their creative flexibility and always ambitious attitude. We have relied on Shadow Lion to get the job done under all the circumstances, and will continue to do so into the foreseeable future.

Ty StoverEA Sports, Athlete Marketing Lead

Shadow Lion is a new generation of storytellers and strategists – a creative studio defined by hustle, emotion, and trust.

We started as a creative and production arm to support our co-founder, Tom Brady, and his brand partners. Then, we started doing the same for other athletes, influencers, brands and agencies. Then, original podcasts, documentaries, and other original series.

We do it all with our in-house production team, enabling us to turn our and our clients’ ideas into reality with speed, scale and a consistently high level of quality and care.


We are a creative studio. We live at the intersection of strategy, production and post.

  • Agency

    • Creative Strategy & Ideation
    • Competitive & Cultural Insights
    • Creator Studios & Influencer Marketing
    • Branded Content Development
    • Partnerships
    • Product Launches
    • Fan Experiences
    • Community Management
    • Monitoring & Reporting
  • Originals

    • Long & Short-Form Episodic Series
    • Documentaries
    • Podcasts & Vodcasts
    • Concept Development
  • Productions

    • À La Carte Production From Pre to Post
    • Video
    • Audio
    • Graphic Design
    • VFX
    • Animation
    • Finishing

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