Crossroads’ recently signed director Stuart Rideout helms a terrifying tale of Armageddon for the PS3’s Resistance 2 game via Deutsch, LA.
The spine-chilling :60 cuts to menacing prophets from various periods in time including: the desert prophet, the oracle, the young Buddhist monk, the blind man, and the voodoo lady; their sensory accounts anecdotally tell the story of impending doom.
Resistance 2 begins by profiling an eerie old blind man in a hospital recanting a horrifying nightmare. Suddenly, we cut to a man shrouded in a cloak aimlessly wondering the desert babbling of the humming noises he has heard from above.
Interspersed scenes from the game mix with supposed reality. Another quick cut takes us to an angelic woman circling a large white rock, a scary voodoo lady, then to a young monk boy lying on a table telling how “they” are coming in large numbers.
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Client: Sony (Playstation 3)
Spot Title: Resistance 2
Air Date: January 2009
Agency: Deutsch, LA
CD: Jason Elm, Michael Bryce
Art Director: Brandt Lewis
Copywriter: Josh Fell
Producer: Marisa Wasser
Prod Company: Rascal Films
Director: Stuart Rideout (Now @ Crossroads)
DP: Bill Pope
Executive Producer (UK): Scott Horan
Executive Producer (Rascal Films, Ltd.): Jim Golden, Pete Christy
Editorial: The Whitehouse, LA
Editor: Lisa Gunning
Assistant Editor: Justin Beere
Producer: Justin Kumpata
Colorist: Mark Gethin
Flame: John Shirley
CG/3D Artist(s): Matt Rosenfeld, Scott Rosekrans
Compositing: Sean Apple
Sound Design: Lime
Sound Designer: Loren Silber
Shoot Location: Blue Cloud Ranch – Saugus, Ca.