Director: Jamie Hewlett
Co-director: Nicos Livesey
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Producer: Georgina Fillmore
Gorillaz are managed by Eleven Management.
Production Company: Blinkink
Production Company: Eddy
Executive Producers - Eddy: Emilie Walmsley, Lars Wagner Production
Coordinator: Maria Kolandawel
Production Manager - Eddy: Stella Ramsden
Line Producer: Fabien Cellier
Production Assistants: Lina Houari, Agathe Derosier
Director of Photography: Max Halstead 1st Camera Assistant: Toby Goodyear Editor: Paul Moth
Animation by: Brunch
Lead Animator: Romain Barriaux
Storyboard and Layout: Julien Perron
Animation: Romain Barriaux, Julien Perron, Leo Schweitzer, Martin Richard, Paul Nivet, Magali Garnier, Léonard Bismuth, Simon Duong van Huyen, Mathilde Loubes, Victor Chagniot (work experience)
Animation Clean-up: Mathilde Loubes, Antoine Carré
Colour and Shadow animation: Meton Joffily d'Alençar, Rohit Kelkar, Antoine Carré, Constance Bertoux
Compositing: Vincent Ewald
Compositing assistant: Ekin Koca
3D Animators: Erik Ferguson, Oliver Latta, Marco Mori
Made in collaboration with BBC Creative, ‘The Tapestry’ is the launch film for the BBC’s 2018 FIFA World cup marketing campaign. Working with The London Embroidery Studio, the team have modernised a traditional tapestry technique by creating a dynamic film in which every single frame has been individually embroidered, creating over 600 unique tapestries.
Blending embroidery expertise and digitising skills, the film vibrantly showcases a wealth of colour palettes and gradients, alternating thread textures and unique stitch patterns. This intricately animated work looks to the past and future, journeying through World Cup history, and previewing the most exciting talent coming up at this year’s finals.
‘History Will Be Made’...
Nicos brings his high energy, squelchy psychedelia to this ‘Juicy Intermission’ from Maynards Bassetts. His tactile, otherworldly aesthetic fits perfectly with the playful theme of the advert, drawing you in and immersing you totally in his strange neon universe, then spitting you back out, all over the course of 20 seconds. Woosh.