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Cannes Lions

Nexus Wins Two Silver & a Bronze Lion for Honda 'Hands'

Company wins Visual Effects & Sound and Corporate Images Lions

Nexus Wins Two Silver & a Bronze Lion for Honda 'Hands'

Internationally renowned London-based animation and production studio, Nexus, won further international recognition last night as it picked up two Silver Lions for Visual Effects and Sound Design, and a Bronze Lion for Corporate Images at Cannes for Honda Hands.

Nexus directors and Academy Award nominees Smith & Foulkes were awarded the coveted Lions for Hands the latest Honda campaign, in the Visual Effects, Sound Design and Corporate Images categories.

Curiosity is at the heart of the Honda Hands campaign; the ad focuses on the curious spirit that has turned the engineering company into largest engine manufacturer and racing company in the world. The film sees an engineer’s inquisitive hands intricately transition between Honda’s greatest products and in the process, show viewers the story of Honda’s proudest achievements.


Smith and Foulkes, Directors, Nexus says: “There is a kind of folklore to Honda and they are held with great affection and justifiable pride.  We wanted to pay tribute to that by encapsulating some little touches within the film for the more knowledgeable eye that referred to these landmark moments in the company's history. Because of this we are glad that we have done their vision justice and are truly grateful to receive two Silver and a Bronze Lion for Hands which has been so well loved already in the industry. ”

Honda Hands film was made by Nexus Productions for Wieden & Kennedy London, the visual effects were created by Nexus and Analog Studio and the sound design was by Factory with composer Siren.

Chris O’Reilly, Co-Founder, Nexus Productions, says: “ Smith & Foulkes have directed an incredible body of work and have had  a great creative relationship with  W&K and the Honda brand. It’s very exciting that this innovative and eye-catching work been recognised in this way.

For Smith & Foulkes to be awarded two Silver Lions and a Bronze is absolute amazing and we are very proud of them, as well as all our crew and production staff at Nexus who continuously push the boundaries of creative excellence with humour, warmth, and expertise.”


Credits


Honda Hands credits:

 

Director: Smith & Foulkes

Production Company: Nexus

Executive Creative Director: Chris O Reilly

Producer: Tracey Cooper

Production Asst: Fernanda Garcia Lopez

Director of Photography: Clive Norman

Client: Honda UK

Agency: W+K LONDON

Creative Directors: Tony Davidson & Kim Papworth

Copywriter: Chris Lapham

Art Director: Aaron McGurk

Producer: James Guy

Account Team: Laura McGauran / Paulo Salomao

Executive Creative Directors: Tony Davidson & Kim Papworth

Editorial Company: Trim Editing

Editor: Paul Hardcastle/David Slade       

VFX Company: Nexus Productions & Analog

VFX Supervisor : Mike Merron

VFX Supervisor : David Walker

Senior 3d Artist: Simon Reeves

Senior 3d Artist: Tim Woods

3d Artist: Arvid Niklasson

3d Artist: Stuart Turnball

3d Artist: Todd Daniele

Animator: Stuart Doig

Animator: Chris Bacon

Animator: Sabrina Lecordier

Animator: Eoin Couglan

Animator: Dominic Griffiths

Rigger   Mark Tsang

Modeller: Wayne Kresil

Modeller: Dan Osbourne

Modeller: Alex Stratulat

Modeller: Jay Harwood

Modeller: Florent Rousseau

Compositing Supervisor: Fabio Zaveti

Senior Compositor: Jaume Arteman

Compositor: Nicole Hekel

Jr Compositor: Sabrina Rivolta

Jr Compositor: Andre Dias

VFX Editor: Pete Baxter

Grade: Gabriele Peloso

Effects TD: Matt Chandler

Technical Director: Anthony Arnoux

VFX Producer: Mike Turoff

Music+Sound Company: Factory & Siren

Sound Designer: Anthony Moore @ Factory

Producer: Sean Atherton

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