We are less than two months away from Sam Mendes' SPECTRE, the 24th cinematic outing of Ian Fleming's James Bond, exploding on to screen in the UK - on 6 November.
In the run up to SPECTRE's release Sony have a little surprise for Bond fans and released a Bond inspired advert for their new Xperia Z5 smartphone and compact RX100 IV Cyber-shot camera. To create the advert they asked Danny Kleinman – the man behind many of the legendary Bond title sequences to direct and Miss Moneypenny herself - Naomie Harris to take the lead in the 60 Second advert highlighting the advanced functionality of both the Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone and compact RX100 IV Cyber-shot. All set to the iconic backdrop of Bond's home - London.
Sony's new campaign film from Sony features brand new technologies that have been ‘made for Bond’
Set against a backdrop of London’s South Bank, Moneypenny uses Sony’s RX100 IV camera to capture super-slow-motion surveillance as a drama unfolds with an intense chase to deliver Bond’s Xperia Z5 smartphone
Directed by Danny Kleinman – the man behind many of the legendary Bond title sequences
|Naomie Harris is Miss Moneypenny in the Made for Bond advert (ZOOM)|
Ahead of the release of the highly anticipated motion picture SPECTRE, Sony has unveiled its ‘Made for Bond’ advertising campaign, which stars Naomie Harris as Moneypenny. SPECTRE, from Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, will be released in the UK on October 26 and in the US on November 6.
Packing a powerful punch, the short film follows a tense chase across London’s South Bank as Moneypenny fights off mysterious villains to deliver Bond’s Xperia Z5 phone. Using state-of-the-art tools, including an advanced compact RX100 IV Cyber-shot camera, she captures surveillance in super-slow motion.
The campaign film truly captures the excitement of the chase, being on a mission and taking the viewer on the journey, all set against an iconic London backdrop.”
London provides the perfect setting for the campaign film. Ultimately, at the centre of Bond is Britishness, so it was really important that the ad was shot here. It is not your traditional commercial; it’s an action-packed mini movie in itself.”
Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Sony Corporation adds,
Sony has been a proud partner of the iconic Bond films since Casino Royale. While both the Xperia Z5 and RX100 IV are action-packed and full of features, they are also real, everyday-life gadgets. Whether being used by Moneypenny on undercover surveillance or a creative photographer who wants to take and share outstanding photography captured on social channels, they’re easy to use, pocketable and award-winning products for day-to-day and secret agent use alike.”
The campaign officially launches with the TV commercial, which will first air in the UK on 1st October 2015 and will run until 8th November. The media campaign led by MediaCom also encompasses print, retail, digital and OOH.
|Sony RX100 IV camera Made for Bond (ZOOM)|
|Sony Xperia Z5 Made for Bond (Zoom)|
Sony. Made for Bond.
And here is a little more about rising star Danny Kleinman:
Daniel “Danny” Kleinman is recognised as one of advertising’s most established directors. He has won the top awards for his advertising work at Cannes, D&AD, the New York One Show, British Arrows, Clio, Creative Circle, Midsummer Awards and many others. The Gunn Report acknowledged him as the Most Awarded Director in the world and he has received the President’s Award from Creative Circle and the Chairman’s Award at the British Arrows. He’s also topped the Campaign, Shots and Televisual’s lists of hottest directors and in Ad week, was voted US Commercial Director of the decade.
After Hornsey Art School, Daniel went on to work as an illustrator, also collaborating on storyboards with directors working in the emerging music video industry. This led to Daniel’s first music video in 1983, seeing him break in to the scene at its peak; just as the “MTV-Generation” was born.
Daniel pioneered the use of special effects in post-production over the course of directing more than 100 videos in the 80s, winning numerous awards for work with artists such as ZZ Top, Fleetwood Mac, Prince and Madonna. As one of first to use visual effects in music videos this allowed him to spread his wings in the commercial world.
The commercial work created by Daniel combines unequivocal humour, perfect-timing & familiar faces; such as Rowan Atkinson, James Franco, Jean Claude Van Damme, Johnny Vegas & Peter Kay.
Daniel has also directed TV drama and comedies, notably Harry Enfield and Paul Whitehouse’s “Smashie and Nicey – The End of an Era”, which was BAFTA nominated and won the rose at Montreaux.
Daniel’s interest in special effects has never waned; with him working alongside famed friends, Framestore, to create the ubiquitous resurrection of Audrey Hepburn for the 2014 Galaxy ‘Chauffeur’ commercial.
After Maurice Binder’s passing in 1991, Daniel directed a Bond-inspired promo for the theme song for Gladys Knight. This led to him becoming the much coveted director for the Bond title sequences, with greater emphasis being put upon modern technologies used in post-production. Since 1995’s GoldenEye, Daniel has taken over the mantel and produced 6 of the last 7 Bond title sequences.
In 2006 Daniel and fellow director Ringan Ledwidge founded Rattling Stick. Now home to fifteen directors and with an office in the US, Rattling Stick remains a small, spirited production company. To date Rattling Stick has won the Televisual Peer Poll 4 times, Production Company of the Year twice, Campaign Production Company of the year 3 times, The Gunn Reports Most Awarded UK Production Company twice and Production Company of the Year at The British Arrows 4 times.
Rattling Stick recently entered into partnership with Hartswood Films (Dr.Who, Sherlock) and Riley Productions (Steve Barron’s production company) to produce ‘Justice’ (working title for the project) a series drama based on an original idea by Daniel Kleinman, which is in development at the BBC.
A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organisation. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
SPECTRE is set for global release on November 6, 2015.
For more information on SPECTRE head over to the official James Bond website http://www.007.com/, FaceBook page https://www.facebook.com/JamesBond007 or the official 007 Twitter feed https://twitter.com/007
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