Lukaku and Suárez Unlock the Power of Gaming in Thrilling Spot for Puma

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Creative agency Knas teams with Sehsucht director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss on star-studded spot
Lukaku and Suárez Unlock the Power of Gaming in Thrilling Spot for Puma

Puma recently teamed up with creative agency Knas and Sehsucht director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss on its latest campaign 'Unlock New Levels', announcing the launch of its SS19 designs for Puma One and Future football boots.

Inspired by the competitive and tactical world of gaming, Unlock New Levels stars Luis Suárez, Sergio Agüero, Antoine Griezmann, Marco Reus and Romelu Lukaku. As characters in a video game, the footballers need to unlock new levels, by defeating their opponents and overcome deadly challenges using their weapon of choice; Future and Puma One. 

The animated games were designed for each player to face their personal nemesis and unleash their true potential. Griezmann’s 'Giant Goalkeeper' is inspired by the classic final end boss of an epic adventure game; Reus’ game is a first person shooter game, picking up on his speed and shooting accuracy; Suárez is the wild gunslinger, as he is known for his deadly shots and explosive temper; Agüero is a skilled dribbler and scorer, beating one record after another, so he was challenged with a jump’n’run scenario; and Romelu Lukaku is a player driven by sheer determination and willpower, always needing to prove himself against the doubters and haters, so he was placed in a Street Fighter-like /beat’em-up-challenge against some zombie-defenders.

Director Hans-Christoph Schultheiss says: “I couldn’t have been more passionate about this project, both football and video games have been a huge part of my life throughout my childhood and teen years - in fact they still are today. So it was great to work with the players on set and create this campaign for Puma, cementing their position as one of the leading sports brands in the current market.” 

The production, design, VFX and animation was created by production studio Sehsucht Hamburg.

The campaign launched this month and can be found on Puma’s social channels globally.

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Post Production / VFX

Compositing Lead: Florian Zachau

Compositor: Alexander von der Lippe, Melissa Panek Grading

Production Company

3D Artist: Max Zachner, Jannes Kreyenberg, Heinrich Löwe, Fabian Heller, Frank Spalteholz, Florian Renner, Franz Ferdinand Kubin, Daniel Büttner, Chris Hempel

3D Lead: Timo von Wittken

Designer: Axel Brötje, Julius Brockelmann, Caroline Goehner, Andre Ljosaj, Ramon Springer

Director: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss

DOP: Morten Forsberg

Motion Designer: Arjen van der Wal, Mitra Navab-Pour

Producer: Frauke Fudickar, Stephan Reinsch

Production Company: Sehsucht

Sound Design: musicmusic, Meik de Swan

Production Service

Production Service Company: Falca

Offline

Editor: Andreas Bardet

Creative Agency

Client Service Director: Pierre Byman

Creative Agency: KNAS Limited

Creative Director: Eduardo Marques, Maximiliano Chanan

Producer: Hülya Corty

Client

Advertiser: Puma SE

Genres: Animation, Visual VFX, People, Action

Categories: Clothing and Fashion, Sportswear

Sehsucht, 1 year ago