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Egg Films’ Robin Adams Shoots For Distell

Working closely with Cape Town-based Singh&Sons for Distell, Robin Adams from Egg Films has directed ‘Perfect Blend’ to raise the profile of Viceroy in Kenya.

Viceroy Global Brand Manager, Renato Santana, explained the brand’s positioning: “As the world constantly changes, so do our habits, and the way we connect with each other. That’s why Viceroy, which has a rich heritage and celebrates over a century of tradition, prides itself in still remaining relevant across the generations.” With this in mind, Adams created a punchy, diamond-infused film that appeals directly to a more youthful, yet still sophisticated and proudly Kenyan market.

“Inspired by the diamond-patterned ‘cage’ encasing the bottle, we wanted this ad to celebrate the kaleidoscope of forces – natural, cultural, social – that influence and shape Kenya today,” said Adams.

“With so many visual elements at play, it meant the hard work was all in the post production. Buying into our vision, the post-production team of Stephen Du Plessis (2+3 Post Productions), Blake Prinsloo (Static Black) and Nic Apostoli (Comfort & Fame) put in an outstanding effort. Each shot had to be meticulously designed and choreographed to work in the diamond template so that, although busy, the uniform structure and sequence holds the viewer’s attention without becoming overwhelming,” he said.

“It’s also important to mention the excellent craftsmanship of both Kezia Eales (Art Director) and Fabian Vettiger (Director of Photography), and to thank the team at Singh&Sons …for having us dreaming in diamonds for weeks!”


Client:                                       Distell

Agency:                                    Singh&Sons

Creative Director:                      Roger Paulse

Creative Director:                      PJ Kensley

Senior Copywriter:                     Liora Friedland

Senior Art Director:                    Annie Klintworth

Account Director:                      Kate Bailey

Agency Producer:                     Julie Gardiner

Production House:                    Egg Films

Director:                                   Robin Adams

Director Photography:               Fabian Vettiger

Production Art Director:             Kezia Eales

Production Producer:                Kerry Hosford

Executive Producer:                  Colin Howard

Editing Company:                     2+3 Post Production

Editor:                                      Stephen Du Plessis

VFX Post Production                Static Black – Blake Prinsloo

Post Production:                       Comfort & Fame – Nic Apostoli

Original Composition:                Say Thank You – Simon Ringrose

Original Artwork:                        WiseTwo

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