Mathieu Flamini & Mesut Özil Call for Unity With New Brand Launch
The two professional footballers have launched a skincare and well-being brand which aims to help the planet as well as peoples' skin.
Football stars Mathieu Flamini and Mesut Özil have unveiled a new company and have partnered with Nike’s Breaking2 creative director Rapha Campos to create this release film.
Called Unity, the skincare and well-being brand is designed to put people’s health and our planet on the right path to a sustainable future. To accompany the launch Unity has also released a film, produced by Tracy Stokes at Like Minded Individuals and directed by Rattling Stick’s Ivan Bird.
“Unity came from a passion to prove that we can do good for ourselves, while also doing good for our planet."
Called It's Half Time for the Planet, the film opens on a distressing image of a plastic- and debris-strewn sea as we hear Flamini ask for support to stop any further destruction. The film, intercut with stunning images from around the world, follows Flamini and Özil walking along a beautiful beach discussing the future of the planet and calling for change.
“This was an incredible and refreshing project to work on," said Bird. "Clients that are driven by their passion to change things, make a difference. It was an absolute pleasure working with Mathieu, Mesut and Rapha. [I am] looking forward to seeing their company and beliefs grow [and] I feel very happy to be a part of it.”
"She’s the master of crafting every detail of a project; from sound design to grading and music composition, nothing goes untouched.”
“Unity came from a passion to prove that we can do good for ourselves, while also doing good for our planet," said Flamini and Özil. "The damage that has already been done is irreversible, but we can take charge of what happens next by making better choices. Everybody should have equal access to affordable, natural products that aren’t harmful to the sustainability of our planet and our bodies. Unity is founded on the belief that progress and improvement only happens when we work together, so we’re hoping we can start to tackle these major global issues as a collective and that our efforts will start to inspire others to follow suit.”
“Ivan Bird was the perfect director to join us," added Campos. "His vision and agile execution being the key to deliver a powerful film beyond advertising - a true piece of representation and a rally for kindness to each other and the planet, which is what we all need right now! It is also an incredible honour to work with Tracy Stokes again. She’s the master of crafting every detail of a project; from sound design to grading and music composition, nothing goes untouched.”
- Agency Like Minded Individuals, London
- Production Rattling Stick
- Post Production Nineteentwenty, London
- Editing Company Work Editorial
- Sound Design Wave Studios
- Colourist Kai Van Beers
- Sound Designer Dugal Macdiarmid, Parv Thind
- Agency Producer Tracy Stokes
- Creative Director Raphael Campos
- Director Ivan Bird
- Producer Polly Du Plessis
- Director of Photography Ivan Bird
- Editor Rachael Spann
- Landscape/Wildlife imagery JC Pieri
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