KENZO World The New Fragrance

Film director Spike Jonze and choreographer Ryan Heffington have worked with actress and dancer Margaret Qualley (Jill Garvey in HBO series The Leftovers) to produce a bizarre playful commercial, “Kenzo World”. Set to “Mutant Brain”, a track by Sam Spiegel (Spike’s brother) and Ape Drums, the KENZO World commercial shows Margaret leaving a deadly boring black tie awards presentation to let loose in the lobby of Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles. Margaret’s quirky dance moves include shooting laser beams from her fingers and an interaction with a sculpture, culminating in a dive through the KENZO World iconic petaled eye. Spike’s Fat Boy Slim Weapon of Choice music video featuring Christopher Walken meets Ryan Heffington’s music video for Sia’s Chandelier featuring Maddie Ziegler.

KENZO World commercial featuring Margaret Qualley

KENZO World Credits

KENZO World was written and directed by Spike Jonze with KENZO executive producers Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, MJZ producers Natalie Farrey and Vincent Landay, president David Zander, executive producer Eriks Krumins, co-producer Amanda Adelson, director of photography Hoyte van Hoytema, production designer KK Barrett, choreographer Ryan Heffington, and costume designer Heidi Bivens.

Editor was Eric Zumbrunnen at Exile with executive producer Carol Lynn Weaver, assistant editor Dusten Zimmerman, producer Brittany Carson.

Visual effects were produced at Digital Domain, led by VFX supervisor Janelle Croshaw.

Music is “Mutant Brain (feat. Assassin)” by Sam Spiegel and Ape Drums.