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Every Man is Legendary in Heineken ‘The Odyssey’

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Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam & MJZ's Tom Kuntz cast non-actors to play protagonists

Every Man is Legendary in Heineken ‘The Odyssey’

Heineken has today unveiled its latest global ad campaign, ‘The Odyssey’, celebrating the premise that every man is legendary at something. For the first time in its history, the premium beer brand has cast non-actors in its TVC to play the central protagonists.

The advert, created by HEINEKEN with Wieden + Kennedy Amsterdam, follows its recent ‘Legends’ platform, which saw a series of ‘Men of the World’ who are pushed to discover their limits and overcome them. However, this is the first time that non-actors have been used in the campaign and given a stage, proving that every man has the ability to become legendary.


Premiering across the world from 29th January, the ad follows the main character’s adventures aboard a cruise ship as he uses his wit, charm and skills to impress his fellow passengers. Covering everything from a limbo contest, to diving perfectly into a swimming pool, to dancing the perfect conga, the advert gives real men a stage on which they can perform their skills.

The advert features 20 non-actors, who were cast in an open casting, where their legendary skills were put to the test. The final 20 were picked for being masters at the skills needed for the TVC, for example diving, conga dancing and sliding down banisters. 

Sandrine Huijgen, Global Communications Director HEINEKEN, commented, “Our Legends campaign is an entertaining homage to our drinkers and their legendary behaviours. We are convinced that many of our drinkers out there have at least one legendary talent. They just need a chance to show it to the world. This is why we decided to offer our next film, The Odyssey, as an opportunity for 20 young men to show us what they’ve got. And they are all legendary.” 

The advert will live on a variety of platforms across broadcast and digital. At 90 seconds long, it can be viewed from 29th January at http://youtu.be/-51adxDx83I.


Credits


Client: HEINEKEN

Global Brand Director Gianluca di Tondo

Global Communications Director Sandrine Huijgen

Global Digital Director Paul Smailes

Global Communications Manager Josefien Olij

Global Digital Manager Dario Gargiulo


Agency: WIEDEN+KENNEDY AMSTERDAM

Executive Creative Directors Mark Bernath & Eric Quennoy

Creative Directors Thierry Albert & Faustin Claverie

Art Director Henrik Edelbring

Copywriter Toby Moore

Head of Broadcast Production Erik Verheijen

Broadcast Producer Elissa Singstock

Strategic Planner Nick Docherty

Communications Planner Richard Oldfield

Group Account Director Jordi Pont

Account Director Clare Pickens

Account Manager Jorge Fesser

Account Executive Elianne Vermeulen

Head of Studio Sharon Kwiatkowski

Studio Artist Anthony Fabre

Project Manager Jackie Barbour/ Stacey Prudden

Business Affairs Emilie Douque


PRODUCTION COMPANY MJZ Films

Director Tom Kuntz

Director of Photography Tim Maurice Jones

Producer Suza Horvat

Executive Producer Debbie Turner


EDITING COMPANY WHITEHOUSE POST LONDON

Editor Russell Icke

Producer Lisa Kenrick

Assistant Editor James Forbse Robertson


AUDIO POST GRAND CENTRAL SOUND STUDIOS

Sound Designer/Mixer Raja Sehgal


MUSIC

Artist / Title 16 Toneladas – by Noriel Vilela

Music Company Publishers: Warner Chappel Music, Inc. / Chester Music Ltd

Master Owner: EMI Music Netherlands B.V.

Music Supervisors Mad planet – Sam Morris

Amp Amsterdam 


POST PRODUCTION THE MILL

Flame Jay Bandlish

3D Dave Fleet

Producer Rachel Stones

Telecine Company 3

Stefan Sonnenfeld


PRINT PRODUCTION

Photographer Erik Ian


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