Orangina Shakes up a Pastel World in a Gorgeous, Quirky U.K. Ad

Autumn de Wilde Directs First Work From Grey London

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Aug 26, 2015

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Gorgeous design and a quirky spirit are the hallmarks of this stylish new film from soft drink Orangina, its first U.K. campaign from Grey London.

The work, which aims to reposition Orangina for the premium adult market, is directed by Somesuch & Co's Autumn de Wilde, a director best known for fashion films such as the surreal short film series "The Postman Dreams" for Prada and album covers for artists such as Elliot Smith The White Stripes.

It begins in a beautifully-colored world, opening on a set of orange and blue beach huts before a little boy runs down a white hotel corridor and pushes his way through a pair of older gents in dapper pastel suits, to wait for an elevator.

When the doors open they are confronted with a girl in an orange and white striped dress hula-hooping with a bottle of Orangina and singing a sultry French song -- a nod to the brand's French heritage. The spot ends with the words "Life is flat unless you shake it" and the slogan "Cest Shook" -- both refer to the fact that you need to shake Orangina before you drink it. Watch out for some great little quirks, including elevator music, surreal noises, and the two gents slowly holding hands.

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Aug 26, 2015
Grey London
Creative Director:
Darren Wright
Stevie Rowing-Parker
Art Director:
Emily Churches
Account Team:
Eleni Sarla
Account Team:
Agi Varanyi
Account Team:
Albert Ponnelle
Account Team:
Isaac Hickinbottom
Account Team:
Sophia Thomas
Agency Producer:
Harriet Larder
Agency Assistant Producer:
Joe Arojojoye
Content Strategy:
Alex Wrigley
Creative Producer:
Gemma Hose
Creative Producer:
Serena Hodgson
Matt Tanter
Natasha Sales
Media Agency:
Media Planner:
David Munt
Media Planner:
Sarah Borland
Production Company:
Somesuch & Co
Production Company:
Anonymous Content
Autumn De Wilde
Chris Massey
Jaime Feliu Torres
Darren Baldwin
Stuart Leung
Moving Picture Company
Soundtrack Composer:
Alexis Kacimi
Track Title:
J'adore ce Flic
Track Artist:
The Rebels of Tijuana
Audio Post-Production Company:

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