VFX Supervisor/Lead Compositor Sean Devereaux of Asylum creates the CG for a thrilling, yet humorous :60 spot titled Demon Carts, directed by Geordie Stephens of Tool of North America. It’s Stephen King’s Christine revisited with a twist, as the spot opens on several “evil” shopping carts with minds of their own.
The rogue carts meander a parking lot amongst their slain victims; over-turned smoking cars powerless to their unfaltering assailants. The slick maneuvering of the Mini Cooper, however, is unrivaled by the carts as they are unable to strike their nemesis.
Asylum is a premier visual effects and design company, handling high-profile features, commercials, music videos, and emerging media content for web and mobile platforms. Asylum created the visual effects for such films as Master And Commander: The Far Side Of The World (Academy Award and BAFTA nominated), Moulin Rouge, Minority Report, Phantom Of The Opera, Pirates Of The Caribbean ll & lll, Mel Gibsons’s Apocalypto, Tony Scott’s Deja Vu, Man on Fire & Domino and Ridley Scott’s Black Hawk Down. Asylum has done spot work for brands such as Nike, Sony Playstation, Coke, BMW, Gatorade and Visa.
In addition, Asylum Design has created award winning title and graphic design work for such films as Tim Burton’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, X-Men I & II, The Island, Bad Boys II and XXX.
Client: Mini Cooper
Spot Title: Demon Carts :60
Air Date: September 2008
Agency: Butler, Shine Stern & Partners
Executive CD: John Butler
Associate CD: Steve Mapp
EP: Adrienne Cummins
Sr. Producer(s): Kat Friis
Prod Company: Tool of North America
Director: Geordie Stephens
DP: Richard Henkels
EP(s): Jennifer Siegel, Brian Latt
Producer: Joby Ochsner
Production Supervisor: Brendan Kling
Production Coordinator: Brian Armstrong
1st AD: Mike Curtis
2nd AD: Joe Gray
VFX Supervisor/Lead Compositor: Sean Devereaux
Inferno Artist: James Allen
EP: Michael Pardee
Producer: Darcie Muangman
Bidding Producer: Michael Hanley
Coordinator: Jennie Burnett
Editorial: Cosmo Street
Editor: Christian Jordan
Telecine: Complete Post
Audio Post: Lime Studios
Music Company: Beacon Street Studios