Savanna Jean: Birds

In the fight against over garnished Gin drinks, Savanna decided to bring out their offer to combat the frou-frou of craft Gin. Savanna Jean.

The cute little Cape White Eye birds are drawn to our gin drinker’s garnish on his oversized glass, which he soon regrets ordering. Shot in a pre-Covid world, Greg Gray and Helena Woodfine from Romance films approached Chocolate Tribe to create all the CGI birds in post.

Please click here to view the behind the scenes.

Our VFX Supervisor, Rob van den Bragt was on-set to guide the shoot for all the VFX requirements and in just 6 weeks from shoot, we modelled, textured, rigged, animated and composited in the hungry, playful birds. Well done to everyone for bringing these cheeky little birds to life and delivering a very humorous and fun filled advert.

Agency: Grey / WPP Liquid
Chief Creative Officer: Fran Luckin
Executive Creative Director: Felix Kessel
Creative Director: Steph van Niekerk
Art Director: Sifiso Nkabinde
Copywriter: Thokozani Khumalo
Head of Production: Linda Hauser
Business Director: Jacqui Howard-Tripp
Account Manager: Lubba Ngonzo
Client Representative: Maija-Liina Hansen-Chipps, Eugene Lenford, Irmie Marman

Production Company: Romance Films
Director: Greg Gray
Executive Producer: Helena Woodfine
DOP: Adam Bentel
Creative Research: MJ van Dorssen

Editor:Ricky Boyd
Sound Engineer:Steven Webster
Colourist:Craig Simonetti

Visual Effects / Post Production:Chocolate Tribe
VFX Supervisor/ On-Set Supervision:Rob van den Bragt
Lead Technical Director:Tiaan Franken
VFX Producer:Corlia Ohlson de Fine
Lead Compositor:Jean du Plessis
Compositor:Johan Wentzel, Jannes Hendrikz
3D Artists:Sam Visser, Jesse Sumares, Orlando Camina, Roche Staats, Jandre van Heerden, Wesley Matthews
Legal and Business Affairs Manager: Nosipho Maketo van den Bragt