Journey is a TV commercial for Citizen watches starring one of Japan's most famous actors, Takeshi Kaneshiro (Chungking Express, House of Flying Daggers, Red Cliff).
The film was shot in Iceland a few days before the summer solstice, providing 24 hours of sunlight per day and allowing us to shoot several of the film’s ‘day shots’ after midnight.
Because of Takeshi’s schedule on a feature film, we had to shoot him separately in a studio in Malaysia and composite him into the background plates shot in Iceland.
Producer: Kate Downie
Cinematographer: Magni Ágústsson
Editor: Jeffrey Ho
Visual Effects: Alt.vfx
Agency: Ogilvy & Mather