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21 November 2017

KFC: Bucket twist.

by Andrew MacGregor


KFC: “Bucket Dance” - 60s

First DMX, now Sam Cooke - KFC’s 2017 playlist is certainly eclectic. The fast food restaurant cover Cooke’s 1964 track ‘Good Times’ in this harmonised Christmas ad. With a gymnasium as their stage, this step dance troupe provide soulful vibes with an unusual beat. At least we know who ate all the chicken...

Eschewing fake snow and garish props, a string of fairy lights provides ample decoration. Shot in one flowing take, the group and their buckets take centre-stage. The conceit evokes Heinz’s ‘Can Song’ - an ad memorably censured by the ASA. We’re sure KFC's softer edges will avoid such a fate.


Creative Agency: Mother Ⓦ
Film Production: Park Pictures Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Jake Schreier
Producer: Nick Goldsmith
Head of Production: Sophie Hubble
Executive Producer: Stephen Brierley
Cinematography: Thimios Bakatakis
VFX: MPC Ⓦ
VFX Shoot S'visor: Marcus Dryden
Colourist: George Kyriacou @ MPC Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Robson @ 750MPH
Music Supervision: Adelphoi
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