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  • Building weird and wonderful worlds for Sprint Telecom—80 scenes shot in four days!

    In February I had the pleasure of directing a film for Sprint Telecom. This highly ambitious and entertaining project was the vision of Doug Kessler and Jim Harrison at Velocity Partners. It's always a pleasure to build intriquing and intelligent worlds within a photographic or film environment. The brief from Doug and his team was simple—to produce a three minute product focused film—quirky and engaging from start to finish, not an easy task! The fantastic script instantly presented a fun and surreal world where nothing would be quite as it would seem. This odd world was masterfully created by eep studios and the highly talented Emily Pugh. Her team worked relentlessly to build anything from a wheeled radio controlled iPad to a gigantic magic yellow box. The schedule was crazy 80 scenes shot in four filming days, ouch! The final result a fun and memorable online film that doesn't take itself too seriously, incredibly refreshing for business to business communications.

    I would particularly like to give a special thank you to the following key people without their incredible talent this project would never have happened.

    Bernd Ahle —Sprint Telecom USA

    Velocity Partners—Agency
    Doug Kessler—Creative Director
    Jim Harrison—Design Director
    Jessie tracy—Account Director

    Set Design—Emily Pugh

    Production—Citizen Films
    Gretchen Shoring—Producer
    Dawn Malham—Assistant Producer & Wardrobe
    Rina Yang—Director of Photography
    Andrew Vanneck—1st Assistant director
    Adam Biskupski—Editor
    Joseph Bicknell—Colourist

    I would also like to say a big thank you to everyone that worked on this project because I know everyone on the list below went above and beyond the call of duty to make this happen, from the very first treatment to the final delivery in a month! With an amazing team of talented people behind you it's truly remarkable what you can achieve within such a short time frame.

    Karl Hui—Focus Puller
    Kate Molins—Camera Assistant
    Llewellyn Harrison—Grip
    Sol Saihati—Gaffer
    Genki McClure—Lighting Technician
    Greg Whitbrook—Lighting Technician
    Steve Daly—Master Rigger
    Josceline O'Sullivan—Set Stylist’s 1st Assistant
    Kei Yoshino—Set Stylist’s 2nd Assistant
    Bean Mhi—Set Stylist’s 3rd Assistant
    John Good—Art Dept Carpenter
    Charlotte—Art Department Runner
    Alex Parkinson—DIT
    Ellie Tobin—Make Up Artist
    Alice Barlow—Production Runner
    Jackie Rowberry—Animal Handler

    TALENT

    Stephen Fawkes—Hero Office Man
    Chris Hines—Sprint IT Man 1
    Peter Stojanovic—Pizza Delivery Man
    Daniel Oliver—Office Worker
    Nadine Wright—Office Worker
    Jessye Bloomfield—Office Worker
    Richard Davies—Office Worker
    Kayko—Hands 1
    Phoenix—Hands 2
    Steve—Hands 3