Blacksmith colourist Mikey Pehanich has been recognised at this year’s AICP Post Awards, winning ‘Best Colour Grade :60-90’ for his work on Smirnoff’s exhilarating ‘Infamous Since 1864’ spot.
The cinematic ad from 72andSunny NY, MJZ, and Rupert Sanders follows one unlikely bottle of alcohol transported around the world in the hands of several globe-trotting spies. Mikey worked closely with cinematographer Jess Hall for the spot, establishing the look and feel of each time period by exploring various Kodak film stocks.
Mikey Pehanich comments: “It is truly such an honour to have won for Colour Grade :60-:90. To be acknowledged amongst the best talent in the industry is an incredible feeling. None of this would be possible without the Blacksmith team, and it means so much to me to have won this award in the company of the incredibly talented and dedicated people. Huge shout out to Rupert Sanders, Jess Hall, Hugo & Dean and every single person involved in the campaign.”
Mikey joined Blacksmith a year ago and has already worked on a number of celebrated campaigns including Miller Lites’ ‘Followers’, Footlocker’s ‘No Matter What’ and Fisher-Price’s ‘Let’s Be Kids’ - an incredible feat for his first year in New York.