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Neill Blomkamp Writes and Directs this Thrilling New BMW Film Starring Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning

'The Escape' is an homage to the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed original series 'The Hire'

Neill Blomkamp Writes and Directs this Thrilling New BMW Film Starring Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning

BMW Films presents “The Escape”.  From Academy Award nominated director Neill Blomkamp (“District 9,” “Elysium”), the action-packed short film features original BMW Films star and Oscar nominated actor Clive Owen (“Closer,” “Children of Men”) who reprises his role as The Driver, Dakota Fanning (“War of the Worlds,” “I am Sam”), Jon Bernthal (“The Punisher,” “Daredevil”) and Oscar nominee Vera Farmiga (“The Departed,” “Up in the Air”).  The all-new BMW 5 Series sedan serves as Owen’s vehicle of choice and co-star.

“The Escape” is an homage to the 15th anniversary of the critically acclaimed original series, “The Hire,” which included eight short films released in two seasons from 2001-2002.  Each of the original BMW Films were directed by some of Hollywood’s best and brightest talent and featured then rising-star Owen as the mysterious Driver hired to complete various missions.

“When we commissioned ‘The Escape,’ our only direction was that the story remain of utmost importance – and that it should live up to the standards set by ‘The Hire,’” said Hildegard Wortmann, Senior Vice President, Brand BMW.  “Neill, Clive and the entire cast did a tremendous job and we are confident that ‘The Escape’ not only meets that standard, but sets a new one.”

Along with Owen, BMW brought back Bruce Bildsten as Creative Director, Brian DiLorenzo as Executive Producer and David Carter, who in addition to serving as a creative consultant, co-wrote “The Escape” alongside Blomkamp. “The Escape” is also executive produced by the original BMW Films' creator, Anonymous Content.

Client

Advertiser: BMW

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Geisel Productions

Creative Director: Bruce Bildsten and David Carter

Producer: Patrick O’Brien

Executive Producer: Brian DiLorenzo

Integrated Producer: Adam Davis

Writer: Bruce Bildsten and David Carter

Production Company

Production Company: Anonymous Content

Executive Producer: Eric Stern, SueEllen Clair

Director: Neill Blomkamp

DOP: Manoel Ferreira

Producer: Aristides McGarry

Head of Production: Kerry Haynie

Production Manager: Sara D’Alessio

Production Designer: Gerald Sullivan

Offline

Edit Company: Rock Paper Scissors

Editor: Austyn Daines, Julian Clarke, Devin Maurer

Edit Assistant: Martin Hsieh

Producer: Dina Ciccotello

Executive Producer: Helena Lee/ Jennifer Sofio Hall

Post Production / VFX

Flame Artists: Dan Ellis

Colourist: Stefan Sonnenfeld

VFX Supervisor: Chris Harvey

Producer: Victoria Burkhart, Heather Johann

Executive Producer: Patrick Nugent

Visual Effects: Embassy and A52

Music

Sound Engineer: Mark Mangini

Artist: Kristopher Pooley

Sound Mix: Formosa Group Mix

Sound Design: David Whitehead

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: Digital , PR