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Idris Elba's Charisma Oozes All Over This New Ad for Oude Meester Brandy

'Mandela' Actor Brings Sultry Performance to South African Spot

Published on Apr 16, 2014

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And we thought Idris Elba couldn't get any hotter. 140 BBDO taps the "Mandela" and "The Wire" actor for its new campaign for Oude Meester brandy. This stylish ad directed by Kim Geldenhuys stars Mr. Elba as a master who imparts all sorts of advice to an up and comer -- but ultimately, the tables are turned when it comes to speaking the South African Xhosa language. The commercial features all the conventions of today's typical liquor advertising--plenty of style, sexy lighting, gorgeous extras--but Mr. Elba's charismatic performance elevates it to a truly watchable experience. Jamie Foxx also stars in an accompanying spot, which you can view here.

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Credits

Date
Apr 03, 2014
Agency:
140 BBDO Cape Town
Client:
Oude Meester Brandy
Director:
Kim Geldenhuys
Director of Photography:
Paul Gilpin
ECD/Production:
Ivan Johnson
Creative Team:
Alexis Beckett
Creative Team:
Mike Pearson
Editor:
Ricky Boyd
Sound Director:
Arnold
Effects:
Black Ginger
Music:
Graham Reynolds
Production:
Egg Films
Producer:
John Ronbeck
Producer:
Lee-Anne Jacobz
Producer:
Sarah Southey

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