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17 May 2021

Leaf entertainment.

by Andrew MacGregor


Kathmandu: “We're Out There” - 60s

Strict border controls mean Australia and New Zealand are set for an insulated winter in more ways than one. Thus, clothing retailer Kathmandu stress the physical, mental, and social benefits of outdoor life in this spirited 60" commercial.

"Out there, there are lots and lots of leaves," says a laidback voiceover, and 2021 is the time to enjoy them once again. Not a fan of foliage? Then cold water swimming, high-altitude inflatables, and al fresco raves are also available. Even sensible clothing pops thanks to director Stefan Hunt.

Yet as well as the important winter trading period, the ad coincides with calls for the brand to repay NZD$20m in government grants and wage subsidies. Perhaps a trio of CG dolphins will prove enough of a distraction.


Director: Stefan Hunt Ⓦ (OB Management Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Sam Chiplin

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