- Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015
Amber Music (www.ambermusic.com) has produced the score for Part Two of Johnnie Walker Blue Label’s “The Gentlemen’s Wager II,” starring Jude Law, Giancarlo Giannini and Zhao Wei. The film was released on YouTube and the Johnny Walker website over Halloween weekend.
Directed by RSA’s Jake Scott, edited by Andrea MacArthur at NO6, and scored by Amber Music, this new 10-minute film follows the original “Gentlemen’s Wager” storyline released last year. It was created by Chief Creative Officer Mike Byrne and Creative Director Mark Sarosi at Anomaly New York, with Winslow Dennis producing for the agency.
To view the film, click here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzME9i03PpI.
The short tells the story of Law’s journey through Italy and France (ending in Monaco) in a vintage race car he wants to win as the result of a bet he made with Giannini. Accordingly, the music is all loosely based on 1960s film scores, with that humorous feel typical of Italian movies from that time.
“We were looking for a score that acted as another character in the film,” explained Byrne, “music that lived in the narrative and helped bring the different emotions to life.”
To that end, Amber created seven minutes of original music, composed by Mark Tewarson and produced by Michelle Curran, assisted by Mike Perri. The track also includes music by Plastic Bertrand, with contributions from Eclectic. Amber mastered the tracks on quarter-inch tape to aid in creating an authentic 1960s sound, Curran explained.
“It’s pretty rare to work on such an amazing piece of creativity with such a famous cast,” said Curran, while also noting that the agency and production teams were equally formidable. “I think we’ve created a fun music score that reflects how genuinely exciting this project was for us to do.”
Other recent work from Amber includes music for Panera Bread (also for Anomaly), Mercedes-Benz (Merkley + Partners), Persil (TBWA\Chiat\Day) and Citigroup (Publicis).
About Amber Music
Founded in London in 1993 by Creative Director Michelle Curran, Amber (http://ambermusic.com) is located in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. Amber has been awarded multiple Gold Lions at Cannes, a D&AD Black Pencil, and an Emmy®. It offers original music composition, sound design, and licensing from third-party publishers and record labels, as well as from its own back catalogue. Amber is a certified Woman-Owned business.