We made this.
This was a dream script from Human, clever and to the point but with an incredibly tight turnaround. We had just nine days to design and build the moving set, transforming the couple's station wagon to their living room, to a hire car and back to the (now-repaired) station wagon again. The story begins in a really uncomfortable environment, at night and rainy in city traffic – the last place you want to be when you're in an accident with a baby in the car – to make the most of the transition to the warmth of the loungeroom at home.
Rear-projection was just one of a number of approaches we ended up using, including forced-perspective set builds, printed flats, miniatures and real props. All-in-all it required nine stagehands to make it work and the production designer and the team at Studio Kite did an amazing job to pull it together in the time we had, especially given we needed to buy and cut apart two working vehicles to begin with. Apparently there are a lot of pieces that go into cars these days that we didn't know about…
We were determined to get the spot as a one-take on a Supertechno crane to make the most of the effortless idea. We needed to rehearse, and rehearse, and rehearse some more. All-in-all I think we did about 35 takes of the action, of which we only really felt two were good enough for the cut.
Production Company: Photoplay Films
Executive Producer: Oliver Lawrance
Producer: Florence Tourbier
Director: Scott Otto Anderson
Agency: Human, Sydney
Creative Director: Adam Lance
Art Director: Adam Whitehead
Business Director: Dimity Atkins
Producer: Mandy Payne
Production Designer: Aaron Crothers
Styling: Angelika Nilsson
Set Build: Studio Kite
Edit: Andrew Soo
Colourist: Christine Trodd
Music: Nylon Studios
Loading more stuff…
Hmm…it looks like things are taking a while to load. Try again?