PNJ “You are Precious” TVC
Director: Regan Hall
Production & Post: The CREATV Company
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Does your script require exotic locations, breathtaking sceneries, unexploited world marvels? Are you tired of shooting in Thailand, Spain or South Africa? Or does your story simply take place in Vietnam but never thought you could shoot here?
Think CREATV Company, your production partner in S.E. Asia.
In March, the CREATV Company line produced a TVC in a magical location way up north of Vietnam, at the actual border with China. You don’t get to the Ban Gioc Waterfalls by chance. You need to deserve them. And the 10 hour ride from Hanoi is the price your body pays to be allowed to discover this astounding location. Listen to my advice, don’t take the Lang Son path as the punishment will be horrific. This road remembered by the French as Route Coloniale 4, the RC4 became the grave of thousands of men in 1950, four years before the debacle of Dien Bien Phu. I recommend you take the Highway through Thai Nguyen province then up the steep winding road all the way North, pass Cao Bang city until the car cannot go further. Across the Quay Son river, you hit China. The Ban Gioc Waterfalls are actually a set of two falls. On the first one – to the left when you arrive onsite, water drops 30 meters from wild vegetation, while the second falls… which are shared with China are much wider and water drops the height difference in stages. On our scout and shoot, the power outflow was not at it’s maximum as March is still in the dry season. Come June and you can see all the might of that real world marvel. If you enjoy rock climbing, you will be able to reach the first level of the water system and enjoy the panorama overlooking the site and our northern bordering neighbours. The shoot was mainly marine and involved a fleet of barges as it needed to accommodate a multi-camera shoot of and Epic and a Phantom for all the High speed shots … a Jimmy Jib that came by truck from Ho Chi Minh City, a close to 2000 km / 5 days road trip… and 15 production crew and agency clients from Mumbai … including their lovely and nonetheless very courageous model. The result shows, it was well worth the trip!
Saigon, April 2015
From time to time, the Creatv Company embarks on a journey that reaches the depths of our soul, and with Dateline (SBS Australia), the Creatv Company did just that! Beginning in Ho Chi Minh City our investigative travels took us to Bien Hoa and Nha Trang where Joe Le searched for a father who only lived in his imagination. More than twenty years later, the journey took Joe to places he only heard or dreamt about, to meet a family he’s only seen photos of, and to a home, only his heart knew just how much it yearned for.
With great support from our friends at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the lovely locals who guided and aided Joe in his search, and the wonderfully patient Director/DP Catherine Scott, Dateline changed Joe forever, with this once in a lifetime experience!
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An Epic commercial for Saigon Beer, the pride of Vietnam. The journey takes us through the modernisation of the Nation from its roots: the rice paddies of the Mekong Delta, the mountains of the North and their noble ethnic minorities & the beautiful beaches and their valiant fishermen … to the modern world it is today.
Product: Saigon Beer
Agency: Lowe Vietnam
Production House: The CREATV Company
Post: CREATV Post
Follow the Alpenliebe Fresh candy as it travels all around Vietnam bringing joy to people from Hanoi, Hochiminh City, the Mekong Delta, the Mountains of Dalat and back to the Northern Capital.
A fun and bubbly job created by the Lowe Vietnam team and produced in collaboration with Oriental films, Montevideo, Uruguay and the CREATV Company in Saigon.
Client: Alpenliebe VN
Agency: Lowe Vietnam
ECD: Carlos Camacho Martinez
EP: Vanessa Hurst
Production: Oriental Uruguay – The Creatv Company Vietnam
Had a hell of a lot of fun directing this cinema ad for Beetalk, Vietnam recently. A kind of VN Indie Pop, David & Goliath fable with phone apps! This is the directors edit so it features the antiauthoritarian gag which was “softened” for the official broadcast version. Also great to work with the very talented young performer Thảo Nhi – the runner up in last year’s The Voice – our narrative is a cheeky play on her real life outcome of being a genuine audience fave and missing out on the big prize.
Brendan Young, Director