Elastic Creates A Visual Collision of Luxury and Violence for “The Night Manager” Titles
To set the mood for the sultry spy series, executive producer Simon Cornwell worked with creative director Patrick Clair (Marvel’s Daredevil, The Man in the High Castle) on creating the main title sequence. To create it, Cornwell and Clair’s team worked on combining “two themes—the conspicuous beauty of luxury and the destructive threat of weaponry—into a single, beautiful sequence that would draw the audience into the world that we were creating,” says Cornwell.
And the combination of seductive and destructive (diamonds and champagne bubbles become interchangeable with bombs and bullets), paired with a haunting score by Victor Reyes, definitely brings to mind some of the iconic James Bond title sequences.
Creative CreditsProject: The Night Manager Main Titles
Creative and Production Company: Elastic
Director: Patrick Clair
Designers: Paul Kim, Jeff Han, Kevin Heo, Felix Soletic
Lead Animator: Raoul Marks
Animators: Yongsub Song, Lucy Kim
Producer: Zach Wakefield
Pitch Producer: Carol Collins
Coordinator: Danny Hirsch
Head of Production: Kim Christensen
Executive Producer: Jennifer Sofio Hall