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There's Nothing to See in Old Spice's Two-Hour 'Invisible Movie'

Fans Were Cast in Roles Via Twitter, But You'll Only Hear Their Voices

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Aug 25, 2017

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Following its casting calls issued earlier this month, Old Spice has revealed what kind of movie it was making. It's an invisible movie (yes, really -- you can't see it.)

To promote its Invisible Spray, the Procter & Gamble brand and Wieden & Kennedy Portland created "Invisible World," a full-length (147-minute) online movie in which you see absolutely nothing except a blank screen, although you can listen to the soundtrack complete with roles played by the Old Spice fans who were cast via Twitter auditions. The story is an action thriller based around a boy who opens up a gateway to an invisible dimension; Old Spice also boasts of its "mind-blowing invisible VFX."

While it's a great gimmick for Invisible Spray (and fans who took part are busily tweeting away about their roles), we have to admit, we didn't sit through the whole 147 minutes -- and indeed, the whole campaign centers on Old Spice urging you "not" to watch it.

Take the YouTube description: "Imagine that a deodorant brand were brave enough, crazy enough, to run with an idea as irresponsible and foolhardy as financing a full-length invisible movie that you can't actually see. Now imagine what that would look like. Now stop imagining, because it's happening. Wait, sorry, keep imagining, because there's nothing to see."

Whatever else, it proves that Old Spice and W&K still have the capacity to surprise us.

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Date
Aug 25, 2017
Agency:
Wieden & Kennedy Portland
Client:
Old Spice
Marketing Director:
Janine Miletic
Assistant Brand Manager:
Eugenia Chacon
Creative Director:
Ashley Davis-Marshall
Creative Director:
Matt Sorrell
Copywriter:
Bertie Scrase
Art Director:
Christen Brestrup
Producer:
Evelyn Loomis
Integrated Production Director:
Endy Hedman
Account Team:
Ghada Soufan
Account Team:
Katie Schaller
Account Team:
Phil Williams
Media & Communications Planning:
Melissa Meier
Media & Communications Planning:
AJ Blumenthal
Media & Communications Planning:
Kimberly Van
Media & Communications Planning:
Cherish Lee
Media & Communications Planning:
Graham Wallace
Business Affairs Manager:
Kevin Moyer
Business Affairs Manager:
Dusty Slowik
Strategic Planning:
Drew Phillips
Strategic Planning:
Gian Colombo
Strategic Planning:
Andrew Clayton
Studio:
Patrick Cahalan
Studio:
Ken Berg
Production Company:
Digital One
Audio Post Producer:
Laura Ocean
Client Services:
Chelsea Smith
Sound Designer:
Reed Harvey
Sound Designer:
Chip Sloan
Sound Designer:
Josh Millman
Sound Designer:
Eric Stolberg
Re-Recording Mixer:
Reed Harvey
Dialogue Recordist:
Eric Stolberg
Production Company:
Brewster Parsons
Senior Executive Producer:
Sue Troyan
Executive Creative Director:
Tim Davies
2D Lead:
Tim Davies
CG Lead:
Mike Dalzell
Production Manager:
Zoe Hoeltzel
Production:
Jeredon O'Connor
Vocal Arranger:
Walker
Executive Producer:
Sara Matarazzo
Vocal Producer:
Jacob Piontek
Vocalist:
Matt Wilcox
Head of Print Production:
Stacie Balzer
Fabrication Artist:
Kevin Shaw

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