Facebook: Skate Nation Ghana commercial

Category: VFX; Entrant: The Mill

Created for Facebook to coincide with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which eventually took place in the summer of 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this film looks at the rise of skate culture in Ghana and features the country’s first ever skate crew, Skate Nation Ghana.

The film tells the story of how the crew came together and how, through social media, they were able to show off their exploits to the wider world.

The Mill’s VFX team used a wide range of effects to make a standout piece of work that felt unexpected and fresh, including traditional 2D animation, time-slice, drone, hand-held, mixed formats and transitions.

Agency: Droga5 New York
Senior Producer: Leah Donnenberg
Creative Director: Thom Glover
Creative: Nico Baumann
Art Director: Inna Kofman
Producer: Imani Dixon
Editorial: The Quarry, Cut + Run
Editors: Paul Watts, Scot Crane
Edit Assist: Eli Beck-Gifford
Edit Producer: Marcia Wigley
Production Company: Love Song
Directors: Bafic, Elliott Power, Justyna Obasi
Executive Producer: Daniel Wolfe
Producer: Jewel Estephanos
Directors of Photography: Deepa Keshvala, Robbie Ryan
VFX: The Mill
Creative Director: Dan Williams
VFX Supervisor: Carl Norton
Executive Producer: Clare Melia
Producer: Matt Squires
Shoot Supervisor: Dan Williams
2D Lead Artist: Carl Norton
2D Artists: Declan Andrews, Gustavo Ribeiro, Laique Khan Quraishi, Mangesh Vasant Borkar, Mayur Amrutkar, Rohan Sarkar, Dipika Salunke, Noti Malakondareddy, Makarand Patel, Putta Mahesh, Jijo Joseph, Priyank Singh Chauhan
3D Artist: Indrajeet Kumar
Finish Artists: Adam Maynard, David Wishart, James Pratt, Matthew (Wispy) Clarke
Designers: Kwok Lam, Chris Shone
Production Assistants: Chee Yen Wang, Agrata Idnani