Burberry: Open Spaces commercial

Category: Commercials; Entrant: Riff Raff Films

Burberry Open Spaces 2

Burberry’s Open Spaces film begins simply enough, with a group of friends getting out their car to take a walk through the British countryside. From here, events take an unexpected turn, and the film begins to blur reality and fantasy.

The friends are shown bounding weightlessly over fields, defying gravity as they take flight. New visual perspectives are explored as they jump and twist through towering forests and float across a lake.

At the end of this hyperreal dreamscape, the four characters come together magnetically, becoming one entity flying through the sky.

The film was created by Burberry creative director Riccardo Tisci in collaboration with the French directing team Megaforce, who have also received an Honourable Mention in Directing in this year’s Annual for Open Spaces.

Production Company: Riff Raff Films
Creative/Director: Megaforce
Executive Producer: Matthew Fone
Producer: Cathy Hood
Production Manager: Laura Duffy
Production Assistants: Laura Heilanen, Michelle Cheung
Choreographer: (La) Horde
Casting Director: Kharmel Cochrane
Casting Talent: Charlotte Samaroo, Ben Loader, Joshua James Smith, Xiaoyi Lui
Stylist: Ana Steiner
Director of Photography: Justin Brown
Locations: Carl Fairall, Salt Films
1st Ad: Benji Edwards
Gaffer: Craig Davis
Makeup: Gemma Smith-Edhouse
Hair: Hiroshi Matshushita
Client: Burberry
Chief Creative Officer: Riccardo Tisci VP
Creative: Rachel Crowther
Senior Art Director: Al Watts
Assistant Art Directors: Louis Gabriel, Harry Brady
Lead Producer: Will Preston-George
Senior Producer: Asha Joneja
Production Coordinator: Katie Wright
Production Assistant: Geneva Stalker
Director of Styling: James Campbell
Stylist Assistants: Donnika Anderson, Amy Louise Ryall
Junior Stylist: Thomas Ramshaw
Styling Assistant: Devonute Williams-Dyer
Edit House: Final Cut London
Post House: Moving Picture Company
Editor: Joe Guest
2D Creative Director: Alex Lovejoy
Post Producer: Ryan Hancocks
Colourist: Emiliano Serantoni
Sound Design: Sam Ashwell