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Gramercy Park Studios Serves Up Stop-Motion Sequel Launching Sipsmith’s Tennis Takeover

Soho Studio completes grade, online and audio in Mr Swan’s return to the screen

Gramercy Park Studios Serves Up Stop-Motion Sequel Launching Sipsmith’s Tennis Takeover

Gramercy Park Studios have partnered with Ogilvy UK and Biscuit Films as Sipsmith promote their inaugural year as Official Gin Partner of The Championships, Wimbledon. 

Following the success of Mr Swan’s debut appearance in 2019, the irreverent, yet loveable, spokesswan (voiced by Julian Barrett) returns to the screen, only to ruffle feathers by mistakenly announcing Wimbledon as the Official Tennis of Sipsmith Gin, and subsequently laying claim to some of the club’s famous iconography and paraphernalia.  


The campaign was directed by Jeff Low and is once again shot in stop-motion to reflect the craft of Sipsmith’s distillation process and Wimbledon’s famous meticulousness and high standards.

Sound designer Zak Kurtha said: “Knowing that the craft of the filmmaking process itself is used as a tool to mirror Sipsmith’s own, it was important to me to ensure that we brought that same level of attention to detail and creativity to the sound. Working with the creative team and Julian Barrett to bring the scenes and characters to life was a treat.”

Colourist Ben Rogers added: “We’re no strangers to working on the biggest sporting events and with iconic brands and their mascots, but it was something special to be able to work on this unique combination of character, event, and stop-motion animation.”

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POST PRODUCTION

POST PRODUCTION: Gramercy Park Studio

POST PRODUCER: Roger Lairisa

HEAD OF 2D: Mark Beardall

VFX: Mark Beardall, Jamie Russell, Stephanie Mill,s Owen Maiden, Loredana Gangemi

AUDIO POST

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION: Gramercy Park Studio

SENIOR SOUND DESIGNER: Zak Kartha

AGENCY

AGENCY: Ogilvy

HEAD OF ACCOUNT MANAGEMENT: Victoria Day

BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Kerry Capps

ACCOUNT MANAGER: Marissa Jade Whittle

CLIENT

CLIENT NAME: Shelley Macintyre

CLIENT JOB TITLE: Senior Global Brand Director, Gin – Beam Suntory

GLOBAL MARKETING DIRECTOR, SIPSMITH: Annabel Keech

HEAD OF DIGITAL, CONTENT & DESIGN, SIPSMITH: James Mills

HEAD OF UK MARKETING, SIPSMITH: Joel Hughes

INTERNATIONAL MARKETING MANAGER: Fleur Maguet

CHIEF EXECUTIVE CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Jules Chalkley

CHIEF CREATIVE OFFICER: Andre (Dede) Laurentino

SENIOR ART DIRECTOR: Tom Webber

SENIOR COPYWRITER: Nick Sheppard

HEAD OF STRATEGY: Sandie Dilger

SENIOR STRATEGIST: Emma Banks

DEPUTY ECD OF DESIGN: Luke Ridgeway

HEAD OF MOVING IMAGE: James Brook-Partridge

TV PRODUCER: Christopher Eeles

MEDIA

MEDIA AGENCY: Zenith

BUSINESS DIRECTOR: Ingrid Leddin

PLANNING DIRECTOR: Alice Hadley

GROUP STRATEGY DIRECTOR: James Marlowe

INVESTMENT MANAGER: Andy Oldham

PRODUCTION

PRODUCTION COMPANY: Biscuit Films

DIRECTOR: Jeff Low

PRODUCER: Kowk Yau

MANAGING DIRECTOR: Rupert Reynolds-Maclean

EXEC PRODUCER: Hanna Bayatti

PRODUCTION MANAGER: Adam Oyejobi

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Michael Scanlon

ANIMATOR: Andy Biddle

DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: Matthew Day

PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Gordon Allen

MODEL MAKER: Sarah Crombie

EDITOR: Saam Hodivala

Category: Alcoholic Beverages , Spirits

Genre: Animation