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Football Crews Come Together for Dynamic EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Campaign

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French footballer Kylian Mbappé narrates adam&eveDDB's celebration of collaboration in Terence Neale directed spot

Football Crews Come Together for Dynamic EA SPORTS FIFA 21 Campaign

adam&eveDDB has launched a new campaign for the release of FIFA 21. The film, ‘Win as One’, is directed by Terence Neale of Park Pictures, in partnership with VFX and design studio Black Kite.

Narrated by and featuring French footballer Kylian Mbappé, the ad follows football crews around the world as they get together to play FIFA 21. 

To launch the game, the creative agency moved away from the competitive ‘winner takes all’ attitude and tapped into the spirit of collaboration that defines the next generation of creative football fans. 

The TV spot showcases unique teams around the world: From street footballers who play to stand out, to teams united by fashion. It proves that nothing beats the feeling of winning with your squad by your side, whether you’re a superstar like Mbappé or simply the biggest team in your neighbourhood.

Terence Neale directed the action remotely, with D.O.P. Kaname Onoyama shooting exclusively on iPhone. All footage was captured under strict Covid restrictions in London, Paris, Berlin, Los Angeles, New York, and South Korea. 

‘Win as One’ focuses on the spirit and power of the team: a reminder that football is much more than just a game. It has the power to unite us. 

Paul Marr, senior director, head of Marcom creative at EA SPORTS said: “Football is fuelled by the families, crews, collectives, and small clubs around the world who come together to compete or collaborate. The crews like Nivelcrack in Seoul, Romance FC in London, FC Harlem in New York… we are celebrating these collectives in and out of the game in hopes of inspiring FIFA fans to Win as One. The game also reflects the social nature of the campaign as we add more ways to play against and with your friends in Volta and FIFA Ultimate Team.”  

Mat Goff, joint CEO at adam&eveDDB said: “Teamwork makes the dream work, or so the old saying goes. In a world that often celebrates the star player as the be all and end all, it’s great to shine a light on the power and joy of teamwork for once. The world could sure use a lot more of that right now.”

Terence Neale, director from Park Pictures said: “Unique is a pretty overused word when it comes to shoots, but the experience of making this film is that. We shot in a new country almost every day with small dedicated teams, who pulled through in ways I could never imagine. I won’t say that remote shooting wasn’t a huge challenge at times, but when those moments of magic did happen - the payoff was unbeatable."

Adam Crocker, head of VFX at Black Kite said: “We worked closely with Park Pictures to design and develop a proprietary self-capture shooting workflow from very early stages of the pre-production process. Our teams identified, tested, and developed the various technology hardware and software applications that enabled the seamless remote on-set collaboration between the director, crew, and talent, whilst also ensuring the capture technology was optimised to provide the highest quality imagery possible. One of the most creatively ambitious projects to have been produced during lockdown, the result is an extraordinary piece of work we can all be proud of.”

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VP Brand: David Jackson 

Head of Marcom Creative: Paul Marr 

Associate Creative Director: Alex Elms 

Global Marketing Strategy Lead: Ben Prout 

Group Senior Producer: Anthony Doyle 

Producer: Andrew Gillooley 

Producer: Natasha Shepherd 


Agency: adam&eveDDB

Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim 

Creative Director/s: Genevieve Gransden & Selma Ahmed

Copywriter: Selma Ahmed

Art director: Genevieve Gransden

Head of Film: Ben Sharpe

Agency producer/s: Hannah Needham

Chief Strategy Officer: Martin Beverley

Planner/s: David Mortimer

Joint CEO: Mat Goff

Account Director/s: George Fox

Account Manager/s: Jake Gidley

Designer/Typographer: Alex Fairman

Media agency: m/SIX Global


Production Company: Park Pictures 

Executive Producer: Stephen Brierley / Sophie Hubble

Producer: Rozanne Rocha Grey

Director: Terence Neale

Cinematographer: Kaname Onoyama

Cinematographer: (Paris unit)

Art Director: Will Boyes

Post Production

Editing Company: Trim 

Editor: Paul Hardcastle

Post Production: Black Kite 

Post Producer: Amy Richardson

VFX Supervisor: Adam Crocker

2D Artist: Adam Crocker, George Brunt, Christopher Fraser, Lucie Brant

Colourist: George Kyriacou

Music and Sound 

Music Supervisor: Raphaella Lima [EA]

Soundtrack Name and Composer: ‘She Di King’, by The N3w N3w

Audio Post Production: Factory 

Sound Design & Mix: Anthony Moore & Dan Beckwith

Audio Producer: Lucy Spong

Genres: People, Action, Dialogue

Categories: Gaming, Sports and Leisure

adam&eveDDB, Fri, 02 Oct 2020 15:40:38 GMT