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23 January 2020

Kes 2.

by Andrew MacGregor

Volvo: “The Birdman” - 7 mins 57s

Volvo’s latest collaboration with Sky Atlantic focuses on Professor Carl G. Jones - conservation biologist, Welshman, and saviour of the Mauritius kestrel, among others. He is, for lack of a better name, the Birdman.

Directing duo D.A.R.Y.L.’s eight-minute film relives Jones’s first trip to Mauritius during the 1970s, as he tries to save the aforementioned bird of prey from extinction. Despite significant gains, there are casualties along the way.

It makes Jones’s’ eventual success all the more appreciable, however, and his belief that there is “tremendous hope for the future” is compounded by some beautiful photography and location work. You can tell Volvo sorely want their name praised to the hilt by environmental groups, too.

Creative Agency: Grey London Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Andy Lockley
Film Production: Pulse Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: DARYL Ⓟ Ⓦ
Production Services: Twentyfour-Seven Ⓟ Ⓦ
Cinematographer: Ben Fordesman
Editor: Eve Ashwell ♀ Ⓟ Ⓦ @ The Assembly Rooms Ⓟ Ⓦ

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