Ciclope Festival of Craft spans Asia-Pacific with Company of the Year winners Curious + ALT.vfx

Tokyo6.jpgIn November 2014, ALT.vfx's Colin Renshaw, and Curious' Peter Grasse were invited as special guests to the Ciclope International Festival of Craft in Berlin. They left carrying awards for Post Production and Production Company of the Year.  

So when Curious Film and ALT.vfx received a second invitation to tour with the world's only film festival dedicated to promoting, advancing and applauding the best crafted advertising, they knew it was an opportunity to craft the world's best advertising events.
Tokyo7.jpgSays Grasse: "The idea was obvious. We take great pride in everything we produce and Ciclope is an inspired organisation showcasing the best production our industry has to offer. Collaborating on a crafted event was a golden opportunity for us all."

Event no.1 was in Auckland, where Alt and Curious collaborated with Tokyo5.jpgMonkey Shoulder 'Triple Malt' Scotch to create a craft cocktail called "Ol' One Eye" in honour of  Ciclope's Cyclops Monster.

The dynamic duo also invited NZ's Super Villians, Eno & Dirty, both major contributors to Curious' Ciclope win with the production of the famed ad-rap, Giganaire, for Saatchi & Saatchi NZ and Telecom.

Tokyo10.jpgEvent no.2 was in Tokyo, where Curious and Alt.vfx got to plan the end of the world's most prestigious film craft tour aboard Japan's largest yakatabune on Tokyo Bay, featuring local hip-hop hero, Zen La Rock performing to the who's who of Japanese advertising seated on tatami mats, sipping highballs.

Was this event the tour highlight?

Tokyo12.jpgSays Ciclope: "Last Wednesday, May 27th, about 120 of the most influential producers, creatives and directors in Japan took part of Ciclope Tokyo, the last stop of the international tour that Ciclope Festival carried out to showcase the most inspiring works and discuss the future of storytelling all around the world.

Supported by Curious Film and Alt.vfx the event was held in Harumiya Yakatabune Cruising, an old-style Japanese boat that offered a wonderful view of the Tokyo bay area. The night started with the screening of Ciclope Festival's last year's winners and continued with guest speakers Masato Mitsudera (head of creative at Geometry Global) and Seiichi Saito (artist and director at Rhizomatiks), who explained their creative processes and discussed the challenges of being innovative in the digital age. Meanwhile, attendants enjoyed a traditional dinner and met colleagues while sharing drinks and watching Zen La Rock's wild live performance.

With its high energy and enthusiastic crowd, Ciclope Tokyo was a perfect ending for the first Ciclope Festival World Tour, which ends as a huge success. Thank you, Japan! See you next year!"


Max said:

Dynamic Duo? Batman & Robin or Kath & Kim?

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