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Don Fardon – I’m Alive

I’m Alive is a song first recorded in 1969 by Don Fardon. The recent remix by Ashley Beedle is the soundtrack to the Dodo commercial for 5 Alive, a brand of Coca Cola, who decided to make a full music video out of it.

Directed by Tom Kingsley and produced by Tamsin Glasson at Blimp. Director of photography: Denzil Armour-Brown.

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The fashion film has been directed by Elisha Smith-Leverock and produced by Mary Fostiropoulos at Stamp Films. Fashion design: Fred Butler with Rosy Nicholas.

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Persil: Roboboy

The touching story of a sad-eyed little robot who gradually transforms into a real living, breathing and playing boy as he kicks up the dry leaves, feels the grass under his feet, picks up a worm, catches raindrops on his tongue and sloshes about in a very muddy puddle.

The spot was directed by Philippe Andre and produced at Bikini Films. Creative agency: BBH.

Post produced at The Mill. Editor: Richard Orrick at Work.

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Behind the Scenes of Roboboy

Behind the Scenes of Roboboy, the commercial for Persil directed by Philippe Andre with visual effects by The Mill.

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Barclays: Fake

Investment banking

Credits and Info

“Rich with visual trickery, this spot conveys the uneasiness we’ve all been feeling for the past year and a half or so [...] in this very precarious financial climate.”
Reminds of Abre los ojos (or more precisely, Vanilla Sky) with a touch of Truman Show. Or vice versa.
Directed by Nicolai Fuglsig and produced [...]

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ASTEROKID – Galactic Mail

Space age delivery men from FedEx and UPS embark on an interplanetary space race (SLASH American football match) to deliver a special package.
A short film directed by Asterokid (AKA Douglas Lassance) and produced by Stephen Venning at The Mill.
Design, animation, life, the universe and everything by Douglas Lassance and Motraboy (AKA Jonathan Vuillemin).
Music by Resonate [...]

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The Dead Pirates: Wood

Warning: nudity.

The animated band members embark in a surreal musical journey, with heart stopping surprises.
The Dead Pirates is the band of Matthieu Bessudo AKA McBess, also animator director at The Mill.
McBess and Simon Landrein directed the video. Additional animation: Mooe. Rigs: Douglas Lassance AKA Asterokid. Visual effects and sound effects by Guillaume Cassuto.
I membri del [...]

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JC Penney: Aviator

No need to be afraid.

It’s the time to fulfill the ultimate childhood fantasy: visiting Santa at the North Pole.
The spot has been directed by Fredrik Bond and produced at MJZ. Executive producer: Lisa Margulis.
Director of Photography: Alwin Kuchler. Editor: Russell Icke at The Whitehouse.
Sound Design: Judson Crane. Sound mix: Sound Lounge. The song is Real [...]

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The Making of Cloud Factory

The Mill provided this look behind the scenes of the Clouds spot for General Electrics.
The Mill ci offre uno sguardo dietro le quinte dello spot Clouds realizzato per General Electrics.

DOWNLOAD (HI RES): Scarica The Making of Cloud Factory.[Format: MPEG-4 - Size: 32 MB - Running Time: 3 min.]
DOWNLOAD (BTS + SPOT): Scarica The Making [...]

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Guinness: Tornado

E poi c’era la marmotta…

You have probably wondered why in the world are there people who chases storms. Well, now you know.
Spot directed by Martin Krejci and produced by Blake Powell and Fraser Lawson at Stink Films.
Creative agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, London. Creative directors: Tim Hearn and Anton Crone. Copywriter: Alice Gnodde. Art direction: Larissa [...]

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Vodafone: Cartwheel (Turning Time)

Make the most of now.

Were you listening to me, folks? Or were you looking at the woman in the red dress?
The spot has been directed by Ringan Ledwidge and produced by Sally Humphries at Rattling Stick.
Creative agency: BBH, London. Creative Director: Nick Gill. Agency Producer: Davud Karbassioun.
Director of Photography was Franz Lustig. Edited by Richard [...]

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Rock Band 2: Hello There

Would you like to do a number with me?

“Building on their previous success working with Passion Pictures’ director Pete Candeland, Harmonix invited him to helm the trailer for Rock Band 2“.
Writers: Pete Candeland, Lee Gingold, Giles Dill. Produced: Anna Lord. Head of Computer Graphics: Jason Nicholas.
Motion capture: Audiomotion Studios Ltd. Facial capture: Image Metrics. Telecine: [...]

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Orange: Rewind

What if…

Time changes its rules thanks to people of good will. Must add that the first time I saw the commercial, I was disappointed to find out what it actually was for.
The spot was directed by Ringan Ledwidge and produced by Sally Humphries at Rattling Stick and by Nancy Gabriel at Wanda.
Creative agency: Publicis, [...]

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Edge: Wrong Direction

Are you pushing your kids in the wrong direction?

As a bad student and a bad driver who have had bad teachers, I can relate so much with this commercial.
The spot was directed by Fredrik Bond and produced at Sonny London. Creative agency: MCBD.
Post produced at The Mill. Editor was Tim Thornton-Allan at Marshall Street.
Come cattivo [...]

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Mars Planets – Siren Bots

A spot directed by Bertrand Bey and Pierre Ducos. You’ll recognize the setup from their student film True Color.
Produced by Gin Godden and Kat Hara at Not to Scale. Models and Lighting: Joan Ponds. Rigging: Damien Ferrire.
Animatics: Charles Blanchard, Eve Chauvet, Mehdi, Clement Richard, Damien Ferrire. Compositor: Adam Janezek.
Creative agency: AMV BBDO, London. [...]

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