ICONS – Award Winning Video Highlights Culture For The Sunday Times

ICONS video sunday magazine

A little one minute promo (and the making of) from the London directing duo of Chris Barrett & Luke Taylor. Created for the culture section of the UK’s Sunday Times, I never saw this nice match cut sequence, so perhaps you didn’t either.

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Chris and Luke of Us films say “This is all about those iconic cultural images that we pin to our walls and stick in our minds. We all have our favorites. Heisenberg, Kraftwerk, and Banksy’s kissing coppers all featured in early scripts, but we wanted to take a snapshot of what’s making the headlines in 2014. Daft Punk winning big at the Grammy’s, The final series of Mad Men, and Tarantino are all over the media right now. These people and their work have left an indelible mark and we’ll probably still be talking about them in ten, twenty maybe even a hundred years years time. The TV spot is a respectful nod to it all.”

ICONS, the one minute short film:

ICONS, The Making Of:

Behind The Scenes Stills, GIFS & More can be found here

Awards and honors:
Cannes Lions – Best Publication/Media Film (Bronze Winner)
Cannes Lions – Best Direction (Shortlist)
Cannes Lions – Best Cinematography (Shortlist)
Cannes Lions – Best Social Video
Making of (Shortlist)?- YDA
Best European Broadcast Commercial (Winner)
Saatchi & Saatchi New Directors’ Showcase

Directors – Us
Production Company – Academy Films?
Executive Producer – Lizie Gower
Producer – Juliette Harris
DOP – Ben Fordesman
A&R Operator – Simon Wood
Art Director – Alison Dominitz
Hair & MakeUp – Lu Hinton
Stylist – Rebecca Hale
Casting – Hammond & Cox
Editor – Dave Stevens @ Assembly Rooms
Post – Electric Theatre Collective
Grade – Aubrey Woodiwiss
Audio post production – String & Tins
Musical Composition – Tom Player
Lead Actor – Gary Milner
Agency – Grey?Executive Creative Director – Nils Leonard?Creative Director – Dave Monk?Creatives – Jonathan Rands & Johan Leandersson?Agency Producer – Debbie Impett