Palace Skateboards, adidas 'Squash Man'



MPC Creative and Palace Skateboards strike again for adidas collaboration

MPC Creative follow up their recent internet-breaking success of the Jonah Hill / Reebok film for Palace Skateboards, this time for Palace’s sportswear collaboration with adidas.

Written and directed by Lev Tanju, Stuart Hamond and Stuart Bentley, ‘Squashman’ is released on Sunday 6th November, preceded by teasers on 4th and 5th November. 

‘Squashman’ is inspired by old-school German sportswear ads. The film plays out on a mysteriously atmospheric and smoke filled squash court as one man plays with himself.

Oh, and in typical Palace fashion it includes a hilarious voiceover.

Richard Skinner, MPC Creative’s Head of Creative Development, says: ‘The opportunity to work on projects like this is why we get into film making in the first place. Working directly with a client who is also the writer and director allows for a seamless and collaborative process – and leads to a brilliant creative product’.

Slick, funny (and very German) the ad is set to be another hit – and it’s not over yet. More work between MPC Creative and Palace is in the pipeline, so watch this space. 

The range launches at Palace Skateboards on 12th November.

Credits

Production Company

MPC Creative

Directors and Writers

Lev Tanju & Stuart Hammond

Producers

Richard Skinner & Johnny Blick

DoP

Stuart Bentley

Offline Editor

Ben Crook @ Speade

Sound Design

Ed Downham @ Wave Studios

Music Composition

Major Tom

VFX

MPC

Shoot Supervisor

Iain Murray

VFX Supervisor 2D

Franck Lambertz

VFX Producer

Edwin Elkington

VFX Team

Eric Lemains, James McIver, Kalle Kohlstrom, Srikanth Salla, Sreejimol CP, Naresh & Maheswar Konda

Grade

MPC

Colourist

Eva Pomposo

Track

‘We Can Upgrade You’ by Alexey Leonov & Friederich James Sebastian