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3 October 2019

Now's the time.

by Andrew MacGregor


PlayStation: “The Drop” - 60s

It's raining men, mammoths, and Mortal Kombatants in this entertaining ad for Sony's cloud gaming service, PlayStation Now. Scored by The Platters' 'Twilight Time', director Mischa Rozema's aerial bombardment features some of the PS4's most iconic protagonists as they fall (or row) to earth.

Amongst the heavyweight cast are Scorpion ('Mortal Kombat'), Nathan Drake ('Uncharted'), and father-son duo Kratos and Atreus ('God of War'), who are all summoned to earth through the power of streaming.

It's a thrill to see the platform's big guns form this part live-action, part CG display team, with Rozema's camera deftly gliding through the action. Given the brand's ongoing support of International Women's Day, however, it's disappointing not to see any female protagonists or gamers make an appearance.


Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB Ⓟ Ⓦ
CCO: Richard Brim
ECD: Antony Nelson / Mike Sutherland
Creative: Jon Farley / Alex Lucas / Matt Osborne
Agency Producer: Rebecca Holt
Film Production: Nexus Studios Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Mischa Rozema Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Alan Traquair
Head of Production: Luke Youngman
Production M'ger: Janine Carter
Executive Producer: Ollie Allgrove / Judy Hill
Cinematographer: Steve Annis Ⓦ (Lux Artists Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Editor: Stephen Dunne Ⓦ @ tenthree Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Kirsty Ratcliffe / Alex Fitzgerald / Mike Chapman @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
VFX: Peter Hodsman (2D Lead) / Alan Williamson (3D Lead) @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: James Bamford @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ

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