This is a self-initiated spec spot for the burgeoning Canadian distillery, Maverick (maverickdistillery.com/), who create the insanely great TAG Vodka.
It was made as a side project, directing, shooting, editing, animating and compositing it entirely on my own. This was shot on location in High Park, Toronto, Canada, all on a Canon D70 DSLR during one rainy afternoon.
Sound Design: Robert E. Garfinkle
Music: Hannah's Theme, by the Chemical Brothers (buy it here: amzn.to/nS2uWT)
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In a lush northern Ontario forest, it's about to rain. A flash of lightning illuminates a curious fish in a babbling-brook. The fish has a distinctive black-and-white colouring. For the first time, this 'little maverick' sees lightning above it, and is inspired to do something no fish has ever done. It leaps out of the water and begins its search for the unknown. Its flight through the forest underbrush leads it toward the sky and into the storm clouds where it discovers the product of its inspiration, TAG No.5 Vodka.