Ben explains, "We had a lot of fun personifying the dirt in Steam Washer and the cold in Knights. For Steam Washer we used a giant 20 foot deep and 60 foot wide water tank. And the knights were recruited from a local larping group in Vancouver, they made the perfect medieval warriors!"
Udesh Chetty, Lead 2D Artist, expands, "Our creative challenge was to visualize the fantastical worlds inhabited by our equally fantastical characters. The settings are based on the interiors of a washing machine and fridge, but each alludes to a turbulent ocean and medieval castle respectively. It was key that we added specific details to find the right mood for both environments."
The "Be Amazing" campaign is designed to highlight the innovative features in Kenmore appliances. Read more about the campaign in Ad Age.
Agency: Havas Worldwide Chicago
Producers: JP McIntosh, Mary Ann Holecek
Creative Directors: Jon Eckman, John Nussbaum
Creatives: Jeff Polaschek, Caroline Aldrich
Production Company: Mill +
Director: Ben Smith
Executive Producer: Brian Smego
Producer: Nic Barnes
Editing Company: The Mill
Editor: Charlotte Carr
VFX & Design
VFX & Design: The Mill
Executive Producer: Krystina Wilson
Producer: Heino Henning
Shoot Supervisor: Udesh Chetty
Creative Director: Jay Bandlish
2D Lead Artist: Udesh Chetty
2D Artists: Paul Downes, Kshitij Khanna, Jeannie Huynh (Remedy)
3D Artists: Dan Moller, Timothy Sepulveda. Richard Tepavchevich