Channel One: Dogfight

Channel One’s new show ‘The Pacific’ is all about the battles fought between America, Japan and pacific nations during WWII. To coincide with the premiere of the show we recreated an impressive aerial dogfight using pyrotechnics, two Japanese planes and a New Zealand Kittyhawk. The stunt was a major hit. Thousands of people flocked to the beach to watch it, stopping traffic in the process, and it appeared in the national news several times.

Advertising Agency: Colenso BBDO, Auckland, New Zealand
Executive Creative Director: Nick Worthington
Copywriters: Kimberley Ragan, Rebecca Johnson-Pond
Advertiser's Supervisors: Tim Aitken, Charlotte Findlay
Planner: James Hurman
Account Executives: Hannah Watson, Sarah Devonport
Group Account Director: Lou Kuegler
Account Director: Celeste Pulman
Producer: Gabrielle Buckle
Art Buyer: Plane Banner: Sam Champion
Art Directors: Rebecca Johnson-Pond, Kimberley Ragan
Photographer: Stephen Langdon
Typographer: Dop/Cinematographer: Rajiv Raj
Plane Co-Ordinator: Peter Houghton @ Nz Warbirds/Pyrotechnics: Martin Van Tiel

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j2mango
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money
money
money

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Galo
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When ideas meet money. Or when a client has budget and know-how enough to trust in it's Ad Agency creative work, wich is even rare! Congratulations to both Colenso BBDO and Channel One.

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Guest

An award rather for Channel nine...Someone making your idea expensive wins you the award. Could say, they literally bought the award home.

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Libor Oubrecht
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orgasmic idea and unbelievable performance..

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