These three Lexus ads for New Zealand 2012 were written and directed by Matt and shot on location in Japan by Mark Pugh. Produced by Loren Bradley and Jane Oak at Saatchi & Saatchi Auckland. Edited by Nathan Pickles. All post production by Stef Coory at Blockhead in Auckland. Production in Japan by Twenty First Century Inc.
Matt created, wrote and directed these animated adventures for Barclays Banks online trading platform "BARX" as their international online advertising. The films were created as banners and pre-rolls - they're designed to be viewed mostly without sound because Traders (the primary audience) do not typically have the sound on their computers. The campaign, a series of six films in total won best campaign, best in show, and best execution (this one) at the US Financial Advertising Awards in NYC 2009.