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Harold Einstein Directs Skittles' "Romance" For Super Bowl, adam&eveDDB

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Robert Goldrich
Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2017

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London agency adam&eveDDB created this Super Bowl ad which opens on a boy in front of a house in the middle of the night. He proceeds to throw Skittles at the window of his girlfriend’s room, hoping to get her attention, presumably to whisk her away for a little romance.

But this story of young love takes a comedic turn as we see a procession of people--and one furry animal--with their mouths open, welcoming each thrown Skittle.

Harold Einstein directed this spot titled “Romance” via production house Outsider, London. (He maintains his own production house, dummy, in the U.S.). VFX house was The Mill.

Credits

Client Mars Wrigley Confectionery/Skittles Agency adam&eveDDB, London Richard Brim, chief creative officer; Dan Fisher, Till Diestel, creative directors; Matt Craigie Atherton, head of integrated production; Cat Reynolds, producer. Production Outsider Harold Einstein, director; Richard Packer, exec producer; Eric Liney, producer; Glynn Speeckaert, DP. Editorial Work Editorial Mark Edinoff, editor. VFX/Design The Mill Alex Fitzgerald, exec producer/producer; Kirsty Ratcliffe, Tim Lyall, Anastasia von Rahl, producers; Tim Davies, shoot supervisor; Gareth Brannan, Gary Driver, 2D lead artists; Joseph Tang, Jeanette Eiternes, Brad Wood, 2D artists; David Wishart, George Rockliffe, online artists; Rajinder Davsi, Kwok Fung Lam, motion graphics; Daniel Levi, Megan Lee, data lab assistance; Seamus O’Kane, colorist; Brendan Buckingham, Jim Bracher, Thomas Mangham, color assist. Audio Post Factory Studios Jack Hallett, audio engineer.

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