“Johnnie Walker – Human” by Ariola

  • ©Dante Ariola  The Mill



    Johnnie Walker - Human


Company / Institution / Agency:

  • The Mill


    The latest 60-second film for Johnnie Walker brings to life the brand’s philosophy of personal progress and provides an antidote to the prevailing view that the future will be dominated by technology and run by machines.

    The commercial focuses on the musings of a highly intelligent and powerful Android and his desire to have the innate human drive and creativity that cannot be manufactured. He would exchange infinite life for the ability to do “one great thing.” The creative team felt that the idea of “progress” was an opportunity to celebrate the human spirit.

    Director Dante Ariola and designer Christopher Glass created “Human” with the help of The Mill’s 3D and 2D teams. The biggest challenge for The Mill was striking the delicate balance required to create the perfect human-android combination. The whole process took four months and was one of the most unusual commercial post-production jobs that The Mill have ever tackled.

Additional Contributors:

    Agency: BBH

    Creatives: Steve Robertson, Justin Moore

    Producer: Kristin Armstrong

    Production Company: MJZ

    Director: Dante Ariola

    Producer: Debbie Turner

    Editing Company: Peepshow

    Editor: Andrea McArther

    Post Production: The Mill

    Producer: Helen Hughes

    Lead Flame Artist: Chris Knight

    Flame Artists: Richard Roberts, Coory Brown, Dave Birkhill

    Flame Assistants: Mark Payne, Stirling Archibald, Sheldon Gardener

    3D Producer: Gil James

    Lead 3D Supervisor: Russell Tickner

    3D: Chris Rabbet, Eva Kuehlmann, Aidan Gibbons, Daniel Hope, Vincent Baertsoen

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