Just wrapped on a very unique Hyundai Elantra shoot.
The elements that stood out and made it special were both scary and exciting.
A Hyundai Elantra hidden inside a giant glowing lotus, floats on a hand-made longboat, heading towards a lakeside palace where a stunning Princess awaits. What could go wrong? haha
We had a very tough deadline so CG was not a real option, which made the production designer tremble.
Designer - “Jon you seriously want me to build a boat with a giant lotus and hide a car inside?”
Jon - “What’s wrong mate, scared of a challenge?”
And together we laughed nervously. We both knew that to pull this off was going to take all our combined experiences.
Anyway a few weeks later and many thousands of kilometers on the recce, we arrived at our location, a stunning Rajasthan palace. As the shadows gave way to dawn, the beautiful light revealed a stunning hand-built boat carrying the Elantra hidden inside a giant lotus.
I wish someone had a camera at that moment as I can honestly say you could not punch the smile off my face.
From here we had a massive emotive story to tell. This was in no way your run-of-the-mill car shoot. I am very happy to say that when you mix a giant lotus with a stunning Princess and a Rajasthan place together, the outcome can be quite magical! Well done to all involved, thanks for the trust and thanks for the effort.