Collaborating with Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam and Director Daniel Wolfe out of Somesuch, The Mill helped to create a series of films which highlight the unbreakable determination of three athletes from Russia. The piece above features Aleksandr Maltsev, the first and only professional synchronized swimmer in Russia.
The films are part of the ‘Never Ask’ campaign in Russia and showcase the highs and lows of sports. Whilst the sports journey of these individual athletes varies, their stories share the inspirational belief that nothing can hold back from achieving personal goals.
Mill Creative Director Dan Williams explains, 'Daniel (Director) was a revelation as always on set. Somesuch’s approach to filming is next level, and it’s always a pleasure to play my part in such a creative and productive environment.'
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam Producer: Javier Perroud Creative Directosr: Evgeniy Primachenko, Craig Williams Creative: Alexandr Dobrokotov Account Director: Amber Martin Senior Brand Communication: Philip Jacobson
Production Company: Somesuch Director: Daniel Wolfe Executive Producer: Seth Wilson Producer: Lee Groombridge Director of Photography: Monika Lenczewska
Editorial: Trim Editing Editor: Tom Lindsay Edit Assist: Dave Davis
VFX: The Mill Producer: Clare Melia Shoot Supervisor: Dan Williams, Phil Maddock
VFX: The Mill 2D Lead Artist: Dan Williams 3D Lead Artist: Philip Maddock 2D Artist: Carl Norton, Fergal Hendrick, Rebecca Clay, Jose Caballero, Alfie Vaughan, Georgina Ford, John Thornton 3D Artist: Vaclav Cizkovsky, Andrew Bartholomew, Edward Hicks, Sergio Xisto, Kate Gabrielova, Peter Agg, Maria Carriedo, Alain Thay, Carlo Carfora, Luis Cancio, Will Burdett, James Hansell