On set with Honda in Kiev

We've already blogged about out latest work for Honda but please indulge us as we share some imagery from the making of 'Ignition'. 

Our team had an unforgettable experience working with our friends at Honda. 

We set up home in the Ukraine for a fortnight, shooting on the Podolsko-Voskresenskiy bridge in Kiev. 

These shots, captured by our very own Honda GAD, Nick Owen, depict the action from 'behind the scenes'.



The bridge of dreams:


Jenson looks focused as he prepares for lift off:


Soichiro Honda’s famous quote emblazoned on a helmet – ‘Without racing there is no Honda’:


Anti-gravity effect to the max: 


We built a custom studio on the bridge to shoot each night:


Scott, James, Nick and ASIMO relax between shots:

4 guys

We teamed up with Somesuch and Radioaktive to produce the spot, directed by the lovely Aoife McArdle:


And here are some portraits from the shoot… 





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W+K’s week in wonderful Wales

W+K's Team Wales is this morning back in the office after our latest adventure to shoot in, err, Wales. We sped around 6 locations, over 5 days, experiencing all 4 seasons. We felt the true warmth of the Welsh welcome from Holyhead to Abergwesyn, Brecon to Cardiff, Laugharne to Saundersfoot and Narberth. Thanks to everyone we met, who featured and who helped us on the way.

There were many highlights to the trip; here are just three…
The sunset at South Stack:

The view from the top of Pen-Y-Fan in the Brecon Beacons (from l-r our lovely client Sam, Ali, Michelle, Alex and Benny):

And the brilliant sunshine by St Brides spa:

It was a poignant time to be in Wales as the search continued for Machynlleth's April Jones. Now we're all safely back in our homes, we hope to hear news that the same will soon be true of little April as well.

Watch the blog for updates on the new spots due out in early 2013.

NESTEA shoot in New Zealand

It’s always busy on the NESTEA account: we've made 3 major TV ads in just over a year and last week, Rob, Lolly, Adam and Andrew were in New Zealand shooting the third instalment. It’s an ad about a blossoming romance between a girl, an unusual guy and, of course, a bottle of Nestea. 

 During the intensive shoot days, inbetween exciting dramatic set ups, we've still found time to invent new games and generally keep our creative juices flowing.  


We've had the ‘throw the bottle into the chair cup holder’ game, then the more traditional ‘left-handed catch game with a punctured tennis ball’, a classic if ever there was one, then a game more rooted in nature, that, much to Lolly's annoyance, Rob surpassed himself in, called 'throw the acorn in the bin from 10 metres game'. A blinder.

 We also found time to entertain our client AJ to a game of tennis. (Only the best for our clients, eh?)

Taught by AJ: the invaluable skill of making bird-mating noises using fresh acorns


And Lolly caught his first ever fish, with AJ getting the prize for the biggest whopper (naturally).

While Adam illegally rode around the most powerful Honda scooter known to man. 

Rob and Loll bought some new shoes

All in all, a great shoot in a beautiful country, lots of hard work but lots of fun.

It's always sunny in a NESTEA world.