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27 August 2019

Who goes there?

by Andrew MacGregor

Royal Marines: “Pirates” - 60s

Just when insurgents, pirates, and other heavily-armed rogues thought they were safe, the Royal Marines return with another piece of work that suggests their expertise is borderline supernatural. The target this time is a pirate camp, where Engine and director Nicolai Fuglsig offer an intense take on spot the difference.

Fuglsig's camera roves around the outpost as the inhabitants stand guard and kick back. Once we reach the camp's edge, however, panic strikes - and the camera reveals a surgical trail of destruction on the way back.

Although it (carefully) treads the steps of past Royal Marines films, this latest jungle incursion still delivers a well-calibrated piece of stealth action. It just depends on whether casual viewers pick up on it.

Creative Agency: Engine Ⓟ Ⓦ
Creative Director: Orlando Warner
Creative: David Dearlove / Richard Nott
Agency Producer: Nosisa Majuqwana / Bradley Woodus
Film Production: MJZ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Nicolai Fuglsig Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Stephen Johnson
Production Designer: Andy Kelly
Editor: Rick Russell Ⓦ @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: nineteentwenty Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Sam Ashwell Ⓦ / Mike Bovill Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ

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