Tropicana: Billboard powered by oranges



We created a billboard that harnesses the energy from oranges to illuminate a neon sign that reads "Natural Energy" & the Tropicana logo. Through several thousand spikes of copper and zink, a lot of wiring and 3 months of testing we managed to make a giant multi-cell battery powerful enough to light up a billboard. The custom build was produced by Unit9 in collaboration with director Johnny Hardstaff who created the accompanying 90second film.

Advertising Agency: DDB, France
Executive Creative Director: Alexandre Hervé

Creative Directors: Siavosh Zabeti, Alexander Kalchev
Art Directors: Alexander Kalchev, Siavosh Zabeti

Copywriters: Siavosh Zabeti, Alexander Kalchev

Director: Johnny Hardstaff

Account Director: Julie Régis

Agency Producers: Guillaume Cossou, Florence Gabet

Production Company: Unit9

Executive Producer: Piero Frescobaldi

Producer: Michelle Craig

Production Design: Alex Marden

Installation / Special Build: Artem UK
Sound Production Company: THE

Editing Company: Final Cut

Editor: Ed Cheesman

Grading: MPC
Photographer: Clemens Ascher