GALLERY 11: Canal+ - Black Stripes

Cannes Gold Lion winning director, Baker Smith, is joined by Gladiator's DP, John Mathieson, to bring us a leftfield feature-style spot for Canal+.

The channel specialises in cinema and sports coverage but aims to always have a point of difference. It wanted this to be reflected in its advertising campaign.

Taking us behind the scenes on a film set, this dramatic spot absurdly reveals the answers to simple questions asked about film. Great casting and direction.

Product/client: Canal+

Agency: Euro RSCG BETC

Passage du Desir

85/87 Rue du Fbg St Martin

75010 Paris


T: +33 1 56 41 35 00

F: +33 1 41 34 45 67


Creative Director: Stephane Xiberras

Creative Teams: Marc Rosier, Jean-Marc Tramoni

Production company: Premiere Heure

23 av Bernard Palissy

92210 Saint Cloud


T: +33 1 41 12 30 00

F: +33 1 41 12 30 39


Production company: Harvest Films

150 Green St

Ste 305

San Francisco CA 94111California


T: +1 415 392 1000

F: +1 415 392 1002

Director: Baker Smith

Producer: John Lucas

Director of Photography: John Mathieson

Post-production company: Premiere Heure

Music: "Cinderella"; Rossini

Sound Design: Jean-Pierre Lelong

Roland Katz; Le Son

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