Nedbank - "Take Money Seriously"

An instalment of 5 thought provoking commercials from Nedbank with the accomplished line-up of Joe Public, Director Greg Gray from Romance FilmsAdam Bentel (DOP) from Joe Public and Chocolate Tribe. Nedbank asks whether you want a bank that takes your money through the latest sneakers, phone, perfume, car, and expensive drink or a bank that takes your money seriously? The ads were shot in various parts of Cape Town. For VFX and Animation, Chocolate Tribe did a lot of set enhancements and extensions.

We created the massive sandstorm that is looming towards the status car, the underwater world that threatens to engulf the lady of leisure, the jellyfish in the bar of illusions and holograms.  We crafted the phone animations that were mesmerizing, created the basketball, hoop and the fire that sets them all alight. Chocolate Tribe was in its element in creating the various worlds and illusions. Thoroughly enjoyed working on this.

Agency: Joe Public Johannesburg
Group Chief Creative Officer: Pepe Marais
Chief Creative Officer: Xolisa Dyeshana
Creative Director: Martin Schlumpf
Senior Art Director: Wesley Wolf
Senior Copywriter: Michelle Mckenna
Managing Director: Khuthala Gala Holten
Business Unit Director: Phindile Ndzekeli
Account Director: Nomsa Sidu
Account Manager: Lebogang Sebola
Head of TV and Radio: Di Cole

Production Company: Romance Films
Director: Greg Gray
Exec Producer: Helena Woodfine
Director of Photography: Adam Bentel

Editor & Company: Kobus Loots | Deliverance

Visual Effects / Post Production: Chocolate Tribe
VFX Supervisor: Rob van den Bragt
Lead Technical Director: Tiaan Franken
VFX Producer: Corlia Ohlson de Fine
Lead Compositor: Jean du Plessis
Compositors: Johan Wentzel, Jannes Hendriks
3D Artists: Jesse Sumares, Movaine Govender, Roche Staats, Thezi Ndhlazi, Maya Kahanovitz, Ida Nambassi, Novak Miler
Concept Artist: Michael Howard
IT Support: : Jandre van Heerden, Ramaano Mulaudzi
Junior Project & Systems Organizer: : Nivasha Doorsamy
Legal and Business Manager: Nosipho Maketo – van den Bragt

Colourist: Nic Apostoli | Strangelove

Sound Company: The Workroom
Sound Engineer: Stephen Webster
Sound Design: Kobus Loots + Stephen Webster
Musical Direction: Kobus Loots