David Knight - 13th Jan 2010

A trailer for the new BBC Radio 4 series A History of the World in 100 Objects appeared on BBC1 last Sunday straight after the exquisitely-shot Wallander - and was even more cinematic and mesmerizing than the show that preceded it.

What's going on It's WIZ. He made this stunning film, Horse, narrated by actor Michael Fassbender. He's directed two in fact. The other is the arguably even more amazing Bull, narrated by Yasmina Dickens. Together they may well be the best programme trailers ever made.

When WIZ was asked in Shots last year why he has never made commercials before he laid out a challenge for agency creative teams give him something that would inspire him to make something special. Sam Walker and Joe De Souza at Fallon UK have clearly risen to that challenge.

Both films were shot in Spain, outside Madrid, and WIZ also worked with some regular collaborators, including DoP Dan Landin and editor Tom Lindsay. Looks like his commercials career is off and running at last.

Watch 'A History of the World in 100 Objects: two films by WIZ' here

Credits

Production CompanyRed Bee Media
Director's RepresentationFallon UK
Director of PhotographyDaniel Landin
EditorTom Lindsay
OnlineWes & Adam
ColouristSeamus
CommissionerBBC

David Knight - 13th Jan 2010

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