It is never easy to convince an alligator to play the position of goalie on a team of wild animals, especially with humans as the opposing team so it was necessary to create these creatures in full CGI!

Longtime collaborator THIERRY POIRAUD envisioned a soccer match between these creatures and the challenge here was to integrate these sports playing animals into the filmed plates of competing human players while maintaining a sense of what we like to call “plausible unreality” – an impossible situation that seems photo real and authentic. This spot won “Visual Effects” at the 2010 London International Awards.

Client: Optus
Title: Secret Training Camp
Agency: M&C Saatchi, Sydney
Director: Thierry Poiraud
Production Company: Paranoid US / The Feds, Australia
Executive Creative Director: Ben We
Copywriter: Andy Flemming
Art Director: Paul Carpenter
Producer: Loren August
Planners: Colin Jowell and Hally Starr
Group Account Director: Nick Russo
Account Director: Tara Goh
Executive Producer Paranoid US: Claude Letessier & Cathleen O’Conor
Executive Producer The Feds: Karen Watson
Producer: Alex Richardot
DP: Andrew Lesnie
Editor: Richard Learoyd

Post Production: BUF
Music and Sound Design: Claude Letessier & Michael Baird, Noise
Digital Account Supervisor: Karlee Weatherstone

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