New Pepsi Max TVC

created on Feb-28-2009

Here’s a new ad I shot in November last year.

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I play the security guard at the beginning, and although it’s a small part of the whole, the shoot was a tremendous amount fun.
It’s an incredibly stunt-heavy commercial and it was a ton of fun hanging out with the stunties and the precision driver Danie Malan, who very kindly didn’t run me over take after take.

Danie Ramps Off Artscape Steps

Danie Ramps Off Artscape Steps

It took 3 nights to shoot and even though I was wrapped by about 2am on the third night I stuck around until around 4 to watch Danie drive that Renault 5 down the steps outside the Artscape (incidentally those steps are where I shot Elmo Gonif’s empassioned megaphone speech in ST3: Marauder).

My friend Digby snapped this shot of the stunt

My friend Digby snapped this shot of the stunt

What was also a thrill was to have my good friend and ex-DOP, Digby Young come and visit me on set. While I sat around waiting for the photo-shoot on the last night, he gave me a concise, but complete history of film cameras. Starting with black/white cameras, all the way through tricolour, 3D, Imax to HD. If you’re not a cinephile that may sound a little boring, but I assure you it was riveting conversation.
The evening finished with Digs and I having coffee at around 8am before finally heading home to sleep.

Pepsi Max

created on Feb-28-2009
Product: Pepsi Max
Title: “Hatchback”
Director: Frederik Callinggard
DOP: Vicci Turpin

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