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Polaroid’s ‘Forever Now’ Captures the Moments that Make us Human

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Polaroid partners with Ridley Scott Creative Group for the latest campaign

Polaroid’s ‘Forever Now’ Captures the Moments that Make us Human

Polaroid collaborated with Ridley Scott Creative Group’s European office on a multi-film campaign to mark the next chapter in its brand story. The campaign celebrates the magic of capturing human experiences on a tangible Polaroid photo in the digital age.

“We were delighted to be contacted by Polaroid—the level of collaboration and trust has been profound. From strategy to creative ideation and execution, there has been a shared sense of purpose. We’re super excited about the campaign we’ve created and our next steps together as partners,” said Ross Plummer, Europe MD for Ridley Scott Creative Group.

With creative through the Ridley Scott Creative Group, and production through RSA Films Amsterdam, the Forever Now film series, launching with film Real Connection, looks to celebrate the little moments. Now more than ever it is easy to get lost in a world of digital distractions. The essence of Polaroid is an appreciation for what we have here and now. It’s the magic of capturing those simple moments and making them meaningful. With the world slowly reemerging, the values in this film have only crystallised, making it even more important to celebrate our human connections.

Directed by RSA Films’ John Filipe, the campaign asks what it takes to capture this moment, drawing a parallel between human chemistry and the Polaroid film chemistry that occurs after each shot—and the magic that happens at the intersection of art and science.

“Shooting on a polaroid camera in the digital era is pure poetry: The process creates a connection between the shooter and the subject. We wanted the campaign to draw a parallel between this human connection and the Polaroid camera chemistry. The resulting films dramatise the simple act of taking a picture, celebrating the subtlety that occurs in capturing a moment: it becomes meaningful, and the Polaroid picture becomes an emotional artifact.” John Filipe, director, RSA Films.

“As the world continues to change around us, we’re still drawn to the experiences that make us human. It’s in our DNA. The extremely complex chemistry in our factories all leads to the simplicity of a photo magically developing in the palm of our hands. Celebrating these two worlds of real and human chemistry is what we sought out to do with this film, and we love the result. RSA were a pleasure to work with - we aligned on the shared mission early on and worked towards the goal of telling this story” Oskar Smolokowski, CEO of Polaroid.

The full ‘Forever Now’ film is available to view in long form (running for 108 seconds) here, or it can be seen in three shortened versions, which are titled ‘Real Connection’, ‘Real Chemistry’ and ‘Real Lifestyle’.

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Client : Polaroid

CEO : Oskar Smolokowski

Global Creative Director : Ignasi Tudela

Chief Design Officer : Ignacio Germade

Global Brand Director : Ozlem Birkalan

Copywriters : Kirsty Bennet, Sean Vij

Photographers : Harriet Browse, Jessica Lopez

Logo Animation Design : Woodwork

Sr. Creative Producer : Sonja Prins

Title Campaign : Forever Now


Concept : Ridley Scott Creative Group, Europe

Managing Director : Ross Plummer

Creative Director : John Filipe

Copywriter : Thomas Walton

Executive Producer : Pavel Ananich

Film Production

Film Production : RSA Films Amsterdam

Executive Producer : Pavel Ananich

Producer : Yvonne Knook

Director : John Filipe

DP : Maxime Desmet, Arthur Couvat

Offline : Splash Studiios

Editor : Rigel Kilston


Animation & VFX : Smoke & Mirrors / Ridley Scott Creative Group

Post Production 

Post Production : Smoke & Mirrors

Global Creative Director : Kenn MacRae

Producer : Lonneke Bertens / Phil Delaney


Flame Artist : James Mortner

VFX Supervision : Kristaan Cain

CG Look Development : Dimitar Kralev

Grading : Mark Horrobin, Remi Lindenhovius


Music Company : Ben Lukas Boysen, Erased Tapes Music

Track : Chemistry

Composer / Sound Designer Ben Lukas Boysen

Music Producer : Julie Blake

Voice Over : Stephen Herchen

Cast Lead : Lauren Visser, Arthur Couvat

RSA Films, Wed, 27 May 2020 15:33:51 GMT