Drag Wrestlers, Bear Tamers and More Star in Kinetic Finlandia Vodka Ad

W&K and Director Siri Bunford Explore '1000 Years of Wisdom'

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Finnish vodka brand Finlandia assembles an amazing cast of characters in this kinetic spot celebrating "1000 years of wisdom." It splices together vibrant scenes of a bear tamer, a drag wrestler, a kinetic sculptor, a reindeer racer, a murderball team and a funeral dancer, as well as some better-known faces such as Icelandic strongman and "Game of Thrones" actor Hafthor Julius Bjornsson. Some, but not all, are geting on in years, and together, their ages add up to 1000.

Created by Wieden & Kennedy London and directed by Siri Bunford at Knucklehead (known for her Channel 4 work), it was shot in locations from New Orleans to Finland and carries the tagline "to the life less ordinary."

Alongside the film, which will be released online, portraits of the 14 characters, taken by photographer Todd Antony, will appear on social media, press and outdoor sites, while a cocktail recipe inspired by each character and created by Finlandia mixologists will be published on the brand's Facebook channel.

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Credits
Date
Jun 11, 2015
Agency:
Wieden + Kennedy London
Client:
Finlandia
Creative Director:
Scott Dungate
Creative Director:
Graeme Douglas
Copywriter:
Paddy Treacy
Art Director:
Mark Shanley
Executive Creative Director:
Tony Davidson
Executive Creative Director:
Iain Tait
Executive Producer:
Danielle Stewart
Group Account Director:
Paulo Salomao
Account Director:
Matt Owen
Account Manager:
Sophie Lake
Head of Planning:
Beth Bentley
Planning Director:
Martin Beverley
TV Producer:
Michelle Brough
Production Company:
Knucklehead
Director:
Siri Bunford
Executive Producer:
Matthew Brown
Director of Photography:
Ben Smithard
Editorial Company:
Lucky Cat / Whitehouse Post
Editor:
Xavier Perkins (Lucky Cat)
Editor:
Adam Marshall (Whitehouse Post)
Post Producer:
Anandi Peiris
VFX Company:
MPC
VFX Supervisor:
Bill McNamara
Flame Artist:
Bill McNamara
VFX Producer:
Anandi Peiris
Grade:
MPC
Colourist:
Matthieu Toullet
Titles/Graphics:
Ryan Teixeira
Music + Sound Company:
Factory
Sound Designer:
Anthony Moore
Sound Designer:
Phil Bollard
Song:
"Undeniable" by Richie Sosa
Interactive Producer:
Dom Felton
Creative Producer:
Amy Leach
Creative Community Manager:
Anna-Claire Clendon
Creative Artworker:
Dan Smith
Photographer:
Todd Antony
Photographer:
Peer Lindgreen
Photographer:
Nico Englebrecht
Agent:
Wyatt Clarke & Jones
Art Buyer:
Amy Leach
Director of Relations:
Marta Bobic
PR Manager:
Charlotte Corbett

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