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6 January 2020

Life's a beach.

by Syd Briscoe


Haven Holidays: “Beach Boy” - 60s

The triumph of a truly inspiring local vacation fuels this dreamy commercial for Haven Holidays that draws from ‘Chariots of Fire’ and ‘Ben Hur’. A lad rides a Roman chariot through crashing surf, hair and cape billowing in the breeze as he embraces the freedom of his imagination and charges into a world of his own.

Things are brought back down to earth when his mum reminds him not to charge-slash-run too far away, of course, but that doesn't dampen his enthusiasm one bit. With Tenpole Tudor's raucous 'Swords of a Thousand Men' serving as a pleasantly contrasting soundtrack, this ad ably suggests that a satisfying getaway doesn't have to mean getting away from our own chilly shores.


Creative Agency: Iris London Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: David Prideaux
Creative Director: Eli Vasiliou / Simon Mannion
Creative: Mike Pantelis / Andy Stavrou
Agency Producer: Adam Reid / Hannah Wood
Film Production: Academy Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Vince Squibb Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Tom Cartwright
Production M'ger: Meghan Young
Cinematographer: Daniel Voldheim
Editor: Jonnie Scarlett Ⓦ @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Offline Producer: Jenn Sanders
Post Production: Electric Theatre Collective Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Robson Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music Licensing: theodore Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music: Tenpole Tudor - Swords of a Thousand Men

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