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The Collector


The Mill and Y&R New York reunite long lost lovers in "The Collector" for Land Rover Evoque.

In this 60 second spot for Land Rover, a captain and his lady are separated at sea by storm only to be brought together hundreds of years later by man passionate about collecting. The car is the vessel that connects them in the end. 

The Mill NY team created the dramatic 3D ship as well as water simulation in the splashing sea. Battleship shots were enhanced and made more epic and explosions were composited as well. The team worked on the color grade extensively.

"We tried to avoid the usual glossy running footage look for the 'modern day' sequences and instead blended it in more with the historical look, while still keeping the car looking great," said Fergus McCall, Head of Telecine at The Mill NY.

Senior Compositor and Joint Head of 2D, Gavin Wellsman, added, "It was great to work with Simon again and really try and get as much in camera as possible. Simon gave us great images to work with as a base and was very collaborative when it came to designing our visual effects shots."




  • Agency: Y&R New York
  • Producer: Robert Beck
  • Creative Director: Nathalie Brown, Rob Rooney
  • Creatives: Andrew McKechnie, Marc Sobier


  • Production Company: Imperial Woodpecker
  • Director: Simon McQuoid
  • Executive Producer: Charlie Cocuzza
  • Producer: Mark Hyatt
  • Director of Photography: Robert Yeoman


  • Editing Company: Rock Paper Scissors
  • Editor: Ted Guard

Post-Production / VFX

  • Post-Production / VFX Company: The Mill NY
  • VFX Producer: Camila De Biaggi
  • Shoot Supervisor: Gavin Wellsman
  • Creative Director: Gavin Wellsman
  • 2D Artists: Jade Kim
  • 3D Artists: Ruben Vandebroek, Olivier Varteressian
  • Colourist: Fergus McCall
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