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23 Oct 2020

Sky reveals VFX-heavy campaign for Sky Q

Jake Bickerton - Broadcast
The series of five films has been created by in-house agency, Sky Creative Agency

Framestore and Industrial Light and Magic are among a long list of companies that worked in lockdown to create what Sky says is its biggest campaign of the year, for Sky Q. The first of five films that makes up the campaign – Harris & the Robots – created by its in-house agency, Sky Creative Agency (SCA), is airing now.

SCA began work on the project at the beginning of the year, with the campaign split into a series of five stories, to be aired over the coming months. Each of the stories represents a section of Sky’s customer base, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

The first story in the series, Harris & the Robots, follows a robot-obsessed 12-year-old, Harris (who it’s revealed at the end of the spot has a prosthetic limb), as he “collects his favourite entertainment” – from Disney+ (Ironman & BB8), YouTube (a robotic dog from Boston Dynamics) and Sky Cinema (Megatron from Transformers) – to put on Sky Q.

Harris & The Robots was shot entirely during lockdown, with Sky Creative Agency’s in-house production and Sky’s marketing team overseeing the shoot in Barcelona from Sky’s West London campus. The remaining four stories are being shot in London.

All five stories in the series are directed by Dan DiFelice and produced by Biscuit Filmworks.

Robin Garton, SCA executive creative director, said: “Sky is the biggest advertiser in the UK and this is Sky Creative Agency’s biggest ever advertising campaign. It’s the excellent result of the right sort of process and journey. A strong insight leading to a great idea that we’ve tailored to suit a vast range of media.”

Sky Q All of You credits

Client: Sunny Bhurji, Bekah Huggett, Steff Grimer, Tom Oriel

Executive Creative Director: Robin Garton

Creative Director/s: Aaron Willmer

Head of Production: Paul Mortimore

Producer: Lucy Powell, Ciaran Bennett

Assistant Producer: Mikey Richards, Emily Gill

Account Director: Chloe Kitter

Account Manager: Natasha Holmes

Head of Planning & Strategy: Kate Nettleton

Senior Strategist: Fiona Mukherjee

Media agency: MediaCom

Production Company: Biscuit

Director: Dan DiFelice

Producer: Kwok Yau

MD/ EP: Rupert Reynolds-Maclean

Production Manager: Mike Carr & Sol Jonas Mackinlay

Production Coordinator: Gabija Lauce

Director of Photography: Kaname Onoyama

Production Designer: Pablo Tregebov

Editor: Trim, Paul Hardcastle

Post-production: Framestore, ILM

Audio post-production: String and Tins

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