Our Christmas campaign for Photobox was broadcast in the UK, Ireland, France, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Australia and New Zealand. Directed by Amanda Bluglass, with creative by Colin Melville, we shot over 4 days on the Riviera…the English Riviera that is; as well as a stunning locatio... read more
As an established and successful full service film production company covering all media and formats – TV/CINEMA, corporate, web/digital and interactive – embracing live action, animation, CGI and post, we’re well placed to facilitate your production in London, in the UK or anywhere in the world.
We have vast experience having worked together as the same team for over twenty years. We have the confidence and the knowledge to handle the less interesting bits while giving full reign to youth and new technology.
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read more09 OctHere’s another lovely commercial from our beauty director Richard Caesar, this time for L'Oréal Paris.
It was shot for McCann over two days with French actress Florence Mattei and lit by... read more23 Sep
Rob works as a Director/DOP. The way he sees it – particularly with food spots – is that directing and lighting are part and parcel of the same thing; nothing gets lost in translation and this symbiosis also smiles on the budget. As a meticulous planner in terms of storyline/content, ... read more05 May
Paul Henman is universally known for his more expansive work with clients such as BP, Bentley, Microsoft, Lexus and Coca-Cola, but he’s not adverse to purely studio shoots and liked the challenges offered by the Cetraben script.
Produced for agency Bray Leino, this one day shoo... read more29 Apr
While on holiday in Florida with my wife Liz and our two young boys, I had a go at ‘Gator’ wrestling.
It wasn't easy avoiding those massive jaws but Liz eventually agreed that I could have a go.
While on top of the Gator it occurred to me that this is actually a gre... read more03 MarRichard does beauty – beautifully. Despite his love of the technical possibilities of film making (these being merely the tools for the job), the main focus of Richard’s work is capturing tactile em... read more10 Feb
Matt Berndt is often pigeon-holed as a car director - with good reason when you see his exceptional work for Porsche, Mercedes, BMW and Toyota. However, as his car commercials often feature as much lifestyle as shiny metal, it’s not surprising that this beauty spot for Gucci perfectly de... read more03 Dec
2 day commercial shoot in Cape Town for £91k including all post, music, artists’ buyouts and agency travel & accommodation.2 day commercial shoot in Cape Town for £91k including all post, music, artists’ buyouts and agency travel & accommodation.... read more18 NovThe death of a loved one in the family is a hugely sensitive subject, but the script from Bray Leino in Bristol for Sun Life Direct naviga... read more02 May
With the World Cup just around the corner, we’re building ourselves into a fever pitch and are poised for kick off, ready to pitch for any football-related projects you have in the tunnel. Our previous commercials around earlier World Cups have included Umbro with the England team in a ... read more
We had been given our brief from a new and important client (Western Union), and as an Agency were incredibly conscious of the need to impress. We presented the script to Commercials Unlimited, and then the budget. This was going to be a tricky commercial to say the least – involving Caribbean acrobats and a hectic Brixton location. Within hours of my first meeting with Commercials Unlimited, my mind was at ease. They had not only fully understood the direction I wanted this production to go in, but had grabbed hold of it with passion and enthusiasm. They took all the worry of short timescales, tight budget and logistical traumas, and presented me with a solution that was over and above our expectations. The shoot went incredibly well, with the outstanding crew working together to create a finished product that all parties were over the moon with. The communication between Agency / Crew and Client was flawless, and with this in mind we are already planning our next commercial with the same client, which I am looking forward to discussing with Luke and the team.'
'From the onset I had a very clear vision of what we needed to achieve, so I was delighted when Commercials Unlimited proposed moving the shoot to Barcelona to overcome the problems of (potentially) poor light and cluttered environments. I was delighted too when they produced a real Atlantic cod for Red Vision to base their fish CGI on. The deadline was extremely tight, but having Graham Collier (the animator) along on the shoot was a great help in speeding up the subsequent CGI process. It was important too that the Big Fish appeared friendly whilst appearing authentic throughout and by virtue of what proved to be a real team effort, we achieved all our objectives and had a lot of fun besides.’
Client comment: “Commercials Unlimited teamed up with Baraka to produce this new campaign for Holland & Barrett. Over 70 commercials were crafted to combine live action – Kim Wilde sync to camera – with multiple product CGI’s, where the task was to seduce the viewer into believing that the products on the shelves were real before they burst into life. Each product develops into a quirky scenario; a pack with Beckham-like skills playing ‘keepy-uppy’ with a capsule, packs waltzing a slick ‘Fred ‘n’ Ginger’ routine, a strutting supermodel with attitude and many more besides. Without exception, all the spots have great quirk and charm whilst still retaining their essential core retail message. It was a big undertaking with time constraints too, so a huge slap on the back for everyone concerned.”
“Working with Commercials Unlimited on Salaam Insurance was a joy and a pleasure. The TVC delivered was a piece of work that everyone from client to creative was proud of. Suki directed with much gusto and enthusiasm, whilst taking the concept to a new level. Simon, Neil and Jo planned the production brilliantly throughout and the technical expertise of the CGI was flawless. Without doubt, a tricky brief was turned around with much professionalism and dedication.”