Updated: Jul 16
Our team had a pleasure teaming up with the largest mortgage company in Canada! Dominion Lending Centres, we've got a mortgage for that! That was the central theme of this 5 day commercial campaign which extended for two weeks, filmed in both English and French in Los Angeles, CA. With such a robust cast and crew, finding bilingual talent was a key part in locking down talent for the multiple variations. This series featured legendary UFC announcer Bruce Buffer, who continued to make a surprise appearance with everyday home buyers. These scenes included a wrestling ring, an office, a yoga studio and several house setups, major props to our location scouts for pulling through.
Our clients and friends at DLC did such an amazing job collaborating with our creative teams, handling many of set design details and multiple script variations. We owe a big thank you to both Kate Brady and Lisa Amor, the executive marketing team at DLC, for contributing much needed input which led to the success of this project. Also to our Executive Producers Garrett Marchesano and Ashley Marchesano from MMA Surge for assembling 2 weeks of production logistics. This series was directed by Brandyn Bordeaux, comedy director based out of Hollywood, Los Angeles.
One of the more technical aspects of this shoot was working with bilingual actors, who also could deliver Canadian French accents. This was achieved through rehearsal and communication between both parties so that we could dial in performances on set. With minor differences in pronunciation, it was important that we best prepared our talent ahead of time for shoot day.
We also want to thank Black Magic Design for sponsoring this shoot! They were kind enough to let us get our hands on the Black Magic Ursa Mini Pro 12K's along with several extra reference monitors and another Black Magic Ursa G2 4.6K. We were extremely well equipped to handle the magnitude of file sizes that come with shooting High Res footage, all which were edited in Davinci Resolve. All in all this was one for the memory books as our teams pulled together for another massively successful commercial series. Thank you to Dominion Lending Centres for trusting in our expertise and vision, we can't wait for the next one!