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11 February 2020

Anarchy in the UK

by Syd Briscoe

Eurostar: “Punk” - 30s

We imagine it will become increasingly rare to see positive depictions of London from a European point of view in future, so this 30” commercial for Eurostar may serve as an affectionate send-off for the capital. It's fitting, then, that the brand's feathery spokes-ostrich attends an exhibition focused on London's punk heritage - celebrating a period of unparalleled creative rebellion.

The action unfolds with a knowingly affectionate tone here, as the exhibition itself is explored before MPC’s computer-generated bird takes on the punk spirit in the slightest way. It's also a charming look at how art can inspire the next generation, and we particularly enjoy the ostrich's determined expression as it refuses to (literally) toe the line.

Creative Agency: Engine Ⓟ Ⓦ
Creative Director: Leon Jaume
Creative: Richard Nott / David Dearlove
Agency Producer: Bradley Woodus / Georgina Moxey
Film Production: Gorgeous Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Patrick Daughters
Producer: Ben Roberts
Executive Producer: Rupert Smythe
Post Production: MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Alex Snookes (2D Supervisor) @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Jean-Clément Soret @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
3D VFX: Fabian Frank (Creature Supervisor) @ MPC Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Ben Leeves @ Jungle Ⓟ Ⓦ

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