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Nexus Studios’ Director Mischa Rozema Conducts an Orchestra of Chaos for Garena Free Fire

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Mischa delivers an action packed narrative with explosive stunts that transports viewers into the lives of a squad of Free Fire teens across the world

Nexus Studios’ Director Mischa Rozema Conducts an Orchestra of Chaos for Garena Free Fire

Mischa Rozema’s ‘BEATz Go Boom’ music video for the theme song featured in the battle royale game, Garena Free Fire, delivers an action packed narrative and explosive stunts. Viewers are transported into the lives of a squad of Free Fire teens across the world at the moment they transform into their ‘in game’ characters and fight off mean mercenaries while perfecting their dance moves.

From the master of ambitious mixed-media storytelling, responsible for the iconic Liberty Global, ‘A Report of Connected Events’, and Playstation Now’s ‘The Fall’, Mischa continues to tell big yet also tiny emotional stories presented in his signature cinematic experience. This four minute promo for Garena Free Fire is a perfect demonstration of his ability to pluck fantastical worlds and sketchbook ideas from his imagination and turn into reality; this time recreating New Delhi, a Brazilian rooftop and Tokyo sets in a Mexican shoot using local crew, ex-military stuntmen, real explosions and even a monster truck. The team captured the action sequences in-camera as much as possible, shooting live action motorbike chase sequences, which were then enhanced by the Post Panic team in Amsterdam. 

In a considered move, Mischa purposefully emphasised the uplifting aspect of gaming and the value of connecting with friends globally. By making each of the characters superheroes, they’re able to combat both the many facets of the game and their real life insecurities.

The disruptive campaign released a new suite of skins for the game, Squad BEATz and invited players from around the world to embody the Free Fire characters; Alvaro, Notora, Shiro and Kapella. In addition to the launch of the music video online, the theme song, 'Se Joga no BOOM!' was released on all major streaming platforms along with a new set of choreographies across TikTok encouraging fans to dance together.

“There was a lot of creative freedom in this project. I kept coming up with ideas to add to the narrative and no one was telling me to stop. It created an environment where I could push ideas really far. Thanks to the talented team, and small miracles, we were able to shoot an epic film in Mexico in December, and deliver it at the beginning of February... It was a wild ride.” - Mischa Rozema, director, Nexus Studios

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Client

Client: Garena

Creative Director: Rodrigo Aben-Athar

Studio Lead: Marco Aurélio

Project Manager: Alexey Flores

Producer: Ana Paula Bertoni

Audio Producer: Felipe Junqueira, Sérgio Abdalla

Lead Writer: Felipe Castihlo

Art Team: Alexandre Koyama, Raquel Fukuda

Marketing Team: Felipe Marino, Stefany Angeli

Production

Production Company: Nexus Studios

Executive Producer: Laura Breaden

Producer: Alan Traquair

Director: Mischa Rozema

Production Manager: Janine Carter

Director of Photography: Adolpho Veloso

Post Production

Post Production Company: Post Panic

Executive Producer: Jules Tervoort

Head of Post-Production: Ivor Goldberg

Senior VFX Producer: Kristian Stoykov

VFX Supervisor: Guido Ekker

CG Supervisor: Jeroen Aerts

Comp Supervisor: Chris Staves

VFX

VFX: Juice

VFX Supervisor: Piotr Koczan

Producer: Olga Rabiecka

Asset Lead: Mieszko Łaciński

Animation Lead: Tomasz Woroniak

Lighting & Rendering Lead: Andrzej Sykut

Compositing Lead: Selim Sykut

Location Production

Location Production: The Lift Mexico

Line Producer: Helena Medina

Production Manager: Pavel Rodriguez

Production Coordinator: Andrea Araiz

Unit Manager: Rene Zorrilla

1st AD: Sandra Mayerstien

2nd AD: Vala Cardenas

1st AC: German Betancourt

Script Supervisor: Manuela Rosas

Gaffer: Andy González

Production Designer: Luciano Lasca

Costume Designer: Paola Alfaro

Make up: Chela Olea

Stunts: Pablo Vinos

Special FX: Daniel Cordero “Chovy”

Edit

Edit: Ten Three Editing

Editor: Stephen Dunne

Edit Assistant: Dave Robinson

Edit Producer: Julian Marshall

Sound

Sound Studio: 750 MPH

Sound Mix: Sam Ashwell, Mark Hellaby

Sound Post Producer: Martin Critchley, Olivia Ray

Grade

Grade facility: Company 3, LA

Colourist: Tyler Roth

Producer: Nadia Dabibi

Assistant Production Manager: Kent Bueno

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Nexus Studios, Wed, 18 May 2022 11:37:53 GMT