AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND SHOWREEL

Beyond Director: Hiroki Ono, DOP: Josh Flavell, Prod Company: Pyramid Film

This project was huge. One hundred extras in period costume, ten vintage hero cars and a full-sized crew, on a dry lake bed in the middle of the Australian desert. An enormous challenge for any team, but with the vision of Director Ono-san and the amazing help of the local indigenous and farming community, we made something that we are very proud of.

AQUARIUS All Day Long DIRECTOR: SHOHEI GOTO, DOP: JOSH FLAVELL, PROD COMPANY: MONSTER

Filmed all on location in Sydney with A-list Japanese talent, this dance-based spot was shot at the height of summer in the middle of downtown. With many moving parts, it required the choreographer, dance team and cinematographer to all hit the right spot at the right time. It was a hot and sweaty shoot, but the weather was lovely, and in the end, we knew we’d captured a rainbow full of great footage.

DAIWA HOUSE ONE SKY Director: Tsugihisa Tanaka, DOP: Peter Eastgate, Prod Company: TFC

Filmed in both Japan and Australia, this spot plays on the rivalry between two incredible swimmers. We were delighted to be reunited with Director Tanaka-san for this project (he first shot with Filmreaktor Budapest in 2011) and worked hard to fulfil his vision of unique underwater photography. DOP Peter Eastgate and his lighting crews in Brisbane and Osaka achieved a stunning result.

Denso Crafting the Core Director: K.Ikeda, DOP: A.McLiskey, Prod Company: Robot

Shot in New Zealand, this ambitious project spent a lot of time scouting for the perfect locations. Using the grand scale of the South Island and the dramatic coastline of the North Island, the highly skilled cast and crew combined with the post production team to enable an epic journey, to come to life.

Toyota Vellfire Golden Eyes Director: K.Kakimoto, DOP: L.Milne, Prod Company: Tohokushinsha Film

An incredible experience in an iconic part of the Australian outback, including one of the Southern Hemisphere’s longest stretches of straight road. We really only shot at dawn and dusk, and used the middle of the days to change locations.

Kirin Green Label Waterfall Director: K.Iguchi, DOP: T.Kumada, Prod Company: Robot

Working above 2500m altitude can be tiring. Standing in a glacial river can be cold. Running a location that has ‘Helicopter Only’ access can be stressful. But the incredible mountaineering skills and experience of our local Queenstown crew made sure that we thoroughly enjoyed our trip into the mountain. The highlight might have been the flying toilet, which arrived, like everything, by helicopter.

Toyota Vitz Walk Director: H.Tanaka, DOP: R.Maire, Prod Company: PICT

A very high level of dancing cast was required to realise the buoyant vision of Tanaka-san and the creative team. All dancing scenes and their background plates were shot in Sydney, and with the grip team from Mad Max: Fury Road on set, we were able to achieve a high level of precision on location to enable clean post production work. This multi-location job was very challenging to shoot in such a short timeframe, but the weather was mostly co-operative and we got it done, dancing.

Kirin Green Label Mountain Director: K.Iguchi, DOP: T.Kumada, Prod Company: Robot

New Zealand’s Southern Alpine range has been host to the Lord of the Rings trilogy of features, and at times in the three day helicopter recce/shoot, it felt like we really were searching for ‘one Mountain to rule them all’. In the end, we did find our ‘precious’ and the fabulous team at altvfx did the rest.

4 Degrees Director: H.Takada, DOP: H.Takada, Prod Company: Dance Not Act

Downtown Sydney was transformed into a romantic New York-ish street scene with the help of some clever costuming, props, vfx, and the addition of a couple of Yellow Cab cars on our set. The rare skills of Director/DOP Takada were in full force and his enthusiasm for detail made this job rewarding.

Suntory Premium Malts Director: Y.Sano, DOP: T.Hanzawa, Prod Company: Sun-AD

Western Australia has a very stable and predictable weather pattern, and with the brief to ‘find the sunshine’, we decided that Perth would be the best place to stage this abstract, live-action piece. With major talent on location, and our big blue stage all ready, the sun did indeed shine on all of us.

Branz Director: O.Mizukami, DOP: J.Flavell, Prod Company: Taiyo Kikaku

The brief called for elegant natural beauty, and with the help of the indigenous land owners, we were able to shoot on a fantastic set of sand dunes only 2 hours from Sydney. Working in sand always has it’s challenges, and this was no exception, but the hardworking crew were able to overcome each obstacle with diligence and sunscreen. 

Asahi The Dream Director: Oguri-San, DOP: Peter Eastgate, Prod Company: TFC

Filmed in Australia and France, this was a technically challenging shoot on many levels. Logo in the barley field was achieved 100% in camera with the use of GPS technology and special surveying equipment and cutting tools custom designed for the project. This procedure took several weeks to perfect. The aerial team then set about capturing the action from the best angles. With main cast in Marseilles, the team then relocated to a studio there and post production did the rest. A wonderfully enjoyable job.

Nomura Proud Director: Y.Takahashi, DOP: S.Ishihara, Prod Company: TBS

This sponsor shoots at World Heritage sites only, and so the difficult brief required a lot of behind the scenes maneuvering to ensure that we could legally achieve our goals. On location, it’s just blue sky, clear ocean, and the amazing beauty that the natural world can offer. We did use that rare piece of equipment, the camera boat, but the shoot was smooth, and by lunchtime, even the client was swimming.

Subaru Forester Director: M.Yamamoto, DOP: D.Ardilley, Prod company: AOI Pro

Shooting in the Australian outback, this spot required large scale, rugged locations to showcase the genuine 4WD credentials of the vehicle. Eventually, we shot at the  ‘Mad Max II' clay pan in Broken Hill, and in an area of the Flinders Ranges that is so remote, it doesn’t even have a name.

Subaru PV Director: P.Eastgate, DOP: P.Eastgate, Prod Company: Win’s Moment

We don’t often use local directors, but this visually demanding story was well told by one of our long-time collaborators, Peter Eastgate, and he used a classic visual storytelling style in these two promotional videos for Subaru. Shot in and around Melbourne, the beautiful tracking shots and excellent B-Camera work are testimony to the teamwork of the cast and crew.

Bourbon Chocolate Director: J.Kojima, DOP: N.Noda

Shot on 16mm in Tasmania, Australia. Thanks to the fabulous director Junpei, this job was a very exciting chance to return to traditional film making techniques. Small crew, careful use of everyone’s time, big talent in a small town and the result was a gently gorgeous film.

 

EUROPE SHOWREEL

HONDA N-BOX City Rain DIRECTOR: EIJI TANIGAWA, DOP: JO EKEN TORP, PROD COMPANY: TFC

February in Budapest is always best to have a night shoot, and so it was. With spectacular lighting effects from the Bladerunner 2049 gaffer Krisztian Paluch, an incredible Norwegian DOP JO Eken Torp and a longtime friend of ours Mr Tanigawa at the helm, we spent many hours perfecting the light, smoke, wind and camera car movements to create just the right effect. We think the result is pretty special.

Fischer Price Prod Company: Impressionista Films, Director: Zack Resnicoff, DOP: Igor Martinovic

We’re usually advised to avoid working with small or furry subjects entirely. They’re renowned scene-stealers, don’t respond well to long hours and they can be distraught one minute, and overjoyed the next. Shooting with children and animals surely isn’t easy. But, it’s certainly memorable - not to mention a lot of fun.

Fischer Price Prod Company: Impressionista Films, Director: Zack Resnicoff, DOP: Igor Martinovic

Ask any producers who has filmed small or furry subjects, and they will confirm the wisdom of the old WC Fields saying, ‘Never work with children or animals.’ Your plans will be hijacked and you’ll miss your deadline. In our latest Fischer Price TVC, with careful prep and flexible responses to the unexpected incidents, we beat the odds.

YAMAHA Director: KAZUAKI ONO, Dop: GABOR GARAI Agency: DAIKO, Prod Company: VIEWFINDER, Hochiminh city

Aimed at female riders in their twenties, Filmreaktor and ViewFinder filmed this tv advert to showcase a beautiful ride in downtown Budapest.

TOYOTA VITZ Prod Company: TFC, tokyo, Director: HIDEYUKI TANAKA, DOP: EKKEHART POLLACK, 

This ‘Sliding Doors’ concept was based on two creatives ironically discussing a car commercial. Using local cast, a skilful stunt team who trained extensively to achieve the required action sequences, and the usual array of tracking vehicles, this spot was realised almost wholly in-camera, and shot on the gorgeous boulevards and warehouse areas of Budapest.

lexus LX Agency: DELPHYS, Prod Company: KNOCKONWOOD, Director/Dop: MANJOT BEDI

The TV spot, entitled “New Paradigm of Perfection” begins with the most dreamy and aerial shot of the Austrian Alps before taking the Lexus’ LX on a ride along the most enchanting streets of Budapest. While the film feels charming in its simple luxury, don’t be fooled by this effortless facade, as the technical lead describes the spot as by far the most difficult job we have ever done.

kirin go go tea Agency: DAIKO, Prod Company: VIEWFINDER, Director: YUI KOBAYASHI, DOP: Kazunari Tajima

Having to rush, a young woman (Mariya Nishiuchi) emerges and runs to make an appearance to one of the most important moment of her life. But not, of course, until she has taken a healthy swig of Kirin.

kirin go go tea Director: YUI KOBAYASHI, Dop: KAZUNArI TAJIMA, Agency: TFC,

This Japanese tv ad looks to promote Kirin’s Go Go Tea as a natural refreshment and demonstrate how drinking the product gives you happiness, confidence and vitality.

HONDA CONNECT FUNTEC Director: IZUMI DAISUKE, Dop: MARCELL REV, Production House: BIS, Agency: DENTSU, tokyo

Featuring Honda, this tv commercial is a part of a humorous periodic drama comedy series lining up a king, a queen and their servants. The spot aims to embody Honda's new suite of driver assistive-technologies that can help you sense things you might miss while driving.

HONDA SOURON FUNTEC Director: IZUMI DAISUKE, Dop: MARCELL REV, Production House: BIS, Agency: DENTSU, tokyo

Featuring Honda, one of the finest car on the road today, watch this advert now to find out what the Royals and their servants are up to on the streets of Budapest.

TOYOTA HH (SIDE a) Director: KOSAI SEKINE, DOP: EKKEHART POLLACK, Production house: TFC, Agency: TUGBOAT/DELPHYS

With one of the most prominent agencies in Japan, Tugboat, and with award winning director Kosai Sekine, this commercial is a unique, two-sided audio-visual experience. Side A and side B can be watched and appreciated separately, although experiencing them at the same time is the real aim of this piece. TVC has won ACC Gold and a Lighting Craft Award.

L'OREAL Director/Dop: SHIMADA DAISUKE, Prod Company: TOKYO LAB, Agency: HAKUHODO, TOKYO

The architecture and scenic setting on the banks of the Danube have earned Budapest the epithet ‘Paris of the East.’  Watch this new lipstick tv commercial by L'Oreal Japan, and discover the Parisienne Budapest.

SCENIC TOURS Director: JUSTIN MCMILLAN, Dop: SZECSANOV MARTIN, Agency: RABBIT SIDNEY

This truly challenging international production was shot at a variety of locations including Austria, Germany and Hungary. During the shooting we not only crossed borders several times but established new professional connections in Europe.

TOYOTA HH (SIDE B) Director: KOSAI SEKINE, DOP: EKKEHART POLLACK, Production house: TFC, Agency: TUGBOAT/DELPHYS

With one of the most prominent agencies in Japan, Tugboat, and with award winning director Kosai Sekine, this commercial is a unique, two-sided audio-visual experience. Side A and side B can be watched and appreciated separately, although experiencing them at the same time is the real aim of this piece. TVC has won ACC Gold and a Lighting Craft Award.

AHLAM Director: ANGY JAMMAL, Dop: SAMIR KARAM, Executive Producer: YELLOW CORE, Lebanon

Starring Queen Ahlam, a well-known Arabic singer, this music video was produced in partnership with Yellow Core,  Beirut. It takes you on tour of the stunning building of Nyugati Railway Station, which has also been the set for Spy Game and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol.

The Reformed Church of Hungary Director: TAMAS GACS, DOP: DAVID LUKACS

This film was shot in order to accomplish a social campaign for the Reformed Church of Hungary. The shooting location was an old, unused power station which is a protected national monument.

subaru Director/Dop: PETER EASTGATE, Production house: WIN'S MOMENT, Agency: ADK

This project was part of a multi-country project, with the key creatives shooting two other commercials in Australia. The Hungarian leg of the job resulted in two stand-alone commercials, and was filmed on several romantic, wild and untouched landscapes, as well as showcasing the beauty of Budapest at Night.

INTUIT Director: DAEL OATES, Dop: PETER EASTGATE, Production house: RABBIT NYC, Agency: RPA

Key creative staff from New York came to Budapest to take advantage of the excellent and efficient production design available in Hungary. With the help of a giant crane, and a custom designed 50ft platform, the project was able to achieve amazing shots in camera as the actors moved seamlessly through each of the four highly interactive sets. 

Pond's Director: JUAN DELCAN, Dop: JOHN ALFIREVICH, Production house: CARBON FILMS, Agency: OGILVY & MATHER SG, Client: UNILEVER

This Pond's commercial shot for Unilever is a truly unique beauty spot revealing high quality styling, lighting and cinematography. 

LAMB Director: VANDAD KASHEFI, DOP: MARK GYoRI

Music video co-produced with The Anormal Sessions for the legendary electronic music duo Lamb. The plot leads us through a metaphysical journey from the desert of a decaying industrial landscape to the embrace of the sea.

TWININGS Director: TSUGIHISA TANAKA, DOP: RYUTO KONDO, Production house: LIFT CM/DYNAMITE PRODUCTIONS, Agency: OGILVYONE JP

Twinings was a big challenge in terms of casting. All of the talents had to show a wide range of ethnic variety and had to be good singers.