REMEDY
REMEDY

BOJANGLES

CREDITS:

Client
agency
Prod. Company
exec producer
prod. coord.
director
dp
1st ac
gaffer
key grip
special fx
sound
prod. design
art assist
art assist
stylist
hmu assist
wardrobe
food stylist
food assist
pa
...
...
bojangles
ep+co
remedy
austin simmons
catherine schramm
josh sliffe
allen baker
brian french
brian decontreras
jim mahorney
barry davis
josh duncan
ashley hutchinson
birdie tobias
caroline morrow
ashley watts
megan deputy
dear hearts
chris valanne
taylor gill
jeffery pollina
kevin muenzer
kirk gunton

Remedy partnered with Ep+Co and Bojangles’ for their latest holiday campaign featuring the super-huge “Bo Box” dropping in on the scene.

The campaign was made up of 3 spots; Holiday Staff Party, Football Watch-Party, and Late Night Snack. For starters, we first heard about it only 10 days before filming would need to happen. We were also tasked to film all 3 spots over just 2 days at the same location. Speaking of location, it’d need to be near the Bojangles headquarters in SC but not too far away from the agency in Charlotte. Luckily, we found a house that kinda sorta worked for all three spots that was right in the middle of them both.

With just a short time to prep, we quickly honed in the creative, hired crew, found/purchased/hand-sewed one of a kind props (we’d need a couple in a conjoined sweater to realistically rip apart from each other for multiple takes and a box of food to fall through the ceiling each time), auditioned actors, and finalized a plan. We were ready.

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION!

For the Staff Holiday Party, we had quite a few things boxes we had to work within. First, there were quite a few “un-movables” to work around or avoid; piano, furniture, columns, etc. Second, the set for another one of the three spots was in the room just next to us in full view and because of the short timeline, we had to prop+light all three rooms from the get-go. So that means no looking in that direction. Third, we didn’t have much budget for actors, so we had to mostly fill the party with extras who couldn’t be “featured”. All of that and more was going to be heavily limiting our camera placement and blocking to where we basically had to block everything out for all three spots the second we walked in to fit our featured actors, main set pieces,and bo box action all into a dynamic variety of angles and sequences and be committed to that plan throughout the two days. And we did it!

THE DROP SHOT - For each of the three spots, our featured action would be the Bo Box falling through the ceiling down onto a table in front of our actors. This would obviously need to happen multiple times including time for rigging as well as clean-up after each take with an already tight timeline. We went with an riggable trigger with an overhead “diaper” full of a ceiling debris cocktail to sell the effect in a repeatable way that we could hone in more and more over the course of each take. This proved to be a huge time-saver and a way to make the box drop+debris look just the way everyone wanted.