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IT'S ROMAIN CHASSAING AT ACADEMY FILMS.
1 May 2022

Academy Films have added Romain Chassaing to a roster which they accurately describe as brimming "with emerging talent and established names". The Frenchman joins Academy as the complete package, with a string of well-received commercials and music videos to his name.

Among Chassaing's recent highlights is a Schweppes ad that targets teetotal viewers through humour and high production values. A CG-heavy vignette is a particular standout, as an astronaut under fire discovers that 'chilled beverage' means something very different in space.


Chassaing's cinematic verve is also clear for all to see in this trail for 'Humankind'—a turn-based strategy game that allows players to reshape history. Thus, protagonist Lucy Adams crafts her own tale of how society came to be, with rock 'n' roll royal coups, samurai/pirate armies, and great cities sacked by vegetarians.


If Chassaing's love of movies wasn't clear already, check out this kinetic Replay commercial starring Neymar and Emily Ratajkowski, which sees the unlikely duo battle a horde of ravenous—and sartorially challenged—zombies. Unlike the ghouls found in George A Romero's 'Night of the Living Dead' series, Chassaing's monsters are cursed with rigid denim as well as rotten flesh.


You can watch even more of Romain Chassaing's work here. To get the ball rolling, call George Floyd on 020 7395 4155 or email george@academyfilms.com.

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