GALLERY 02: Nike - Rucker Park

Ever since Vince Carter jumped over a 7'2" French dude to dunk an amazing basket at the Olympics, creatives at W+K have brainstormed how to use such action to create a funky spot for Nike. The result is 'Rucker Park', where an actual stage set was built from scratch in Toronto to capture the ambience of downtown 1970s New York. The film was shot in one day with two cameras (and 16mm reversal film), which helps get the mood and feel, as do the 800 extras glued to the on-court action.

Product/client: Nike

Agency: Wieden & Kennedy

224 Northwest 13th Avenue

Portland OR 97209


T: +1 503 937 7000

F: +1 503 937 8000

Creative Director: Hal Curtis

Agency Producer: H Lu

Art Director: Andy Fackrell

Writer: Jimmy Smith

Production company: Oil Factory Films

1655 N. Cherokee

Ste 300

Hollywood CA 90028



T: +1 323 466 7306

F: +1 213 466 1517

Director: The Hughes Brothers

Producer: Julia Robertson

Director of Photography: Lance Accord

Post-production company: Method

1546 South Street

Santa Monica CA 90401



T: +1 310 899 6500

F: +1 310 899 6509

Editor: Adam Pertofsky; Rock Paper Scissors

Music: Bootsy Collins

Sound Design: 740 sound design

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