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Jonah Hill Confronts a Giant 'Snake' in Palace Skateboards' U.S. Launch Film

Cult Store Is Opening in New York

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Apr 27, 2017

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Palace Skateboards, a cult London skateboarding store, caught our eye last year when it cast Jonah Hill in a funny parody commercial in which the Hollywood star (a fan in real life) unenthusiastically pitched the shop.

Now Palace is opening a branch in New York's SoHo, and to promote it, Hill reprises his role in another quirky spot by MPC Creative, this time confronting a giant snake on the mean streets of Brooklyn. That's a snake, as in the '80s Rubik's Cube-style game, not a real snake, mind you.

He sees the monster just as he's sounding off on the phone, presumably to his agent about how little he got paid for the first Palace commercial. "Give me a 'Fast and Furious,' I'll play f***ing Vin Diesel's car," he rants.

The film also features a cameo from Leo Fitzpatrick ("The Wire," "Kids," "Bully") and a cute chihuahua. Director Diarmid Harrison-Murray commented in a statement: "This film was right up my strasse. Creepy weird CGI, empty New York streets and plenty of humor to wash it all down. Working with Palace is like nothing else. I loved it. "

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Credits

Date
Apr 27, 2017
Agency:
MPC Creative
Client:
Palace Skateboards
Creative Director:
Stuart Tanju
Writer:
Stuart Tanju
Director:
Diarmid Harrison-Murray
Producer:
Richard Skinner
Producer:
Johnny Blick
Production Company:
MPC Creative
Director of Photography:
Ben Coughlan
Offline Editor:
Ben Cooke
Editorial Company:
Speade
Sound Design:
Ned Sisson
Sound Company:
Wave Studios
Track:
House Nation by 'The Housemaster Boyz'
VFX:
MPC
VFX Producer:
Tomek Zietkiewicz
Grade:
Richard Fearon
Grade:
MPC

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