Flying Fish director Jason Bock has directed a new spot for Swiss luxury watch and clock manufacturer Jaeger-LeCoultre starring English actor Benedict Cumberbatch in collaboration with Stink Films and Stink Studios Paris.
Says Bock: “In a conversation I had with Benedict we explored the avenues of time, perception, mindfulness and the connection with nature.”
As the world was in the midst of historic lockdowns, New Zealand was only just preparing. Shot in late March as one of the last productions left standing, this collaboration with Stink Films and Stink Studios Paris required aptitude like never before.
Shot on Rakino Island in Auckland’s Hauraki Gulf, border closures and quarantine requirements called for Flying Fish’s French production partners and clients in Switzerland to channel in remotely.
The shoot consisted of three main units working in unison; Aqua, Terra and Air, all directed by Bock from one central off-set hub.
The work is a testament to the creativity, diligence and cooperation of Flying Fish’s team and partners.
Director: Jason Bock
Producer: Tulsi Bramley
Executive Producers: James Moore & Samantha Attenborough
DOP: Ziga Zupancic
Post Production: MANDY VFX
VFX: Anita Ward
NZ Audio Post Production: Liquid Studios
Editor: Joe Morris
Colourist: Matic Prusnik
Agency: Stink Studios Paris