SKY TV New Zealand is running “Come With Us”, a television and cinema commercial featuring a smart ape, flying pigs and flaky superheroes. The spot encourages viewers to not just watch SKY, but join in, to be a part of it, be right in the thick of it. Cinematic images are combined with emotive poetry exploring our quest to ride the thrills and disappointments of our sporting endeavours, to laugh with the funny, cry with the tragic, and search out both the dark corners and the bright spots of our human story.
The Come With Us campaign was developed at DDB Group New Zealand by executive creative director Andy Fackrell, creative director Chris Schofield, senior art director Gavin Siakimotu, senior copywriter Natalie Knight, senior account director James Blair, account manager Georgia Newton, agency producer Tania Jeram and executive producer Judy Thompson, working with SKY Television marketing director Mike Watson and brand manager Maurine Talpin.
Post production was done by editor Stewart Reeves at Rock Paper Scissors, colorist Vincent Taylor. Visual effects were produced at The Mill, New York. VFX and online work was done at Blockhead by VFX Supervisor Stefan Coory.