Monday, April 27, 2009

Anti-Slavery PSA: Closer

Client: Anti-Slavery
Title: "Closer"

Writer/Director: Jorn Threlfall
Production Company: Outsider
Executive Producer: Robert Campbell
Producer: Benji Howell
DP: Richard Mott
Editorial: Final Cut, London
Editor: Adam Rudd
Telecine/Post: MPC, London

Music/Sound Design: Grand Central, London
Sound Designer: Raja Seghal, Miles

"This project was incredibly important to me," says Threlfall, who wrote and directed the piece on spec. "In our work as advertisers, we often comment on the lighter side or the more aesthetic side of life. The notion that sex trafficking is closer than we think, and the horror of what is going on in this civilized country we think we live in, this was a message worth disseminating."

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Guinness: Surfer

Agency: Abbott Mead Vickers/Bbdo, London
Client: Guinness, London
Art Director: Walter Campbell
Copywriter: Tom Carty
Producer: Yvonne Chalkley
Director: Jonathan Glazer
Production Co.: Academy
* Account Executive: Gavin Thompson
* Creative Director: Peter Souter
* Directors of Photography: Ivan Bird, Don King (water), Lee Allison (aerial)
* Production Designer: Ben Myhill
* Editor: Sam Sneade, Sam Sneade Editing, London
* Sound Design / Music Production Company: Wave Studios, London
* Sound Designer: Johnny Burns
* VFX: The Computer Film Company, London
* VFX Designers: Dan Glass / Adrian de Wet / Paddy Eason / Tom Debenham
* VFX Artists: Gavin Toomey / Alex Payman / Joe Pavlo
* VFX 3D Supervisor: Dominic Parker

The advert was inspired by Walter Crane's 1893 painting "Neptune's Horses". The text also draws inspiration from Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick, including the line "Ahab says, 'I don't care who you are, here's to your dream.'" (which does not actually appear in the novel).

The music track in the advert was created by British band Leftfield and eventually this formed the basis of their track "Phat Planet" which appears on their 1999 album "Rhythm And Stealth".

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Monday, April 13, 2009

Optus: Whale Song

The Whale Song campaign [] was developed at M&C Saatchi, Sydney, by executive creative director/copywriter Ben Walsh, creative group head/art director Paul Carpenter, copywriter Andy Fleming, agency producers Jenny Lee-Archer, Rod James and Loren August.

Filming was shot by director David Denneen via Film Graphics, Sydney, with producer Anna Fawcett.

Music was composed by Noise creative director Bruce Heald.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Heineken: Warrior

Heineken Warrior;
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy;
Director: Stacy Wall;
Music: Artist - Twi the Humble Feather,
Album: Music for Spaceships and Forests,
Track - Higher Than the End

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dove: Amy

director Tim Piper, Ogilvy.
Music by Howie Beck, acoustic version created for this film at vapor music.

Friday, April 3, 2009

China Environment Protection Foundation: Shan Shui Environmental Art

Client: China Environment Protection Foundation
Agency: JWT Shanghai
Production Company: One Production
Director: Hailong Li
Executive Creative Director: Yang Yeo
Art Director: Lillie Zhong, Yang Yong Liang
Copywriter: Jacqueline Ye, Rafael Freire
Editor: Chun Huang, Jing Li
Agency Producer: Jane Zhang
Producer: Xue Wu, Yuncheng An
Music: Vision Unit Production
Artist: Yang Yong Liang
Composer: Jiangzhou Feng
Client Service: Betty Tsai

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

WWF: Earth Hour Candle

Client: WWF
Agency: Leo Burnett, Sydney
Production Company: Plaza Films
Director: Nick Robertson
DoP: Earle Dresner
Post production: Fuel
Creative Director: Andy DiLallo
Creative Director: Jay Benjamin
Creatives: Chris Round & Gary Dawson
Editor: Danny Tait @ The Tait Gallery
Producer: Kim Kirby
Country: Australia
Colourist: Ben Eagleton - Bean
Music: Elliot Wheeler at Turning Studios