NANDO’S ‘Soy PERi-PERi’
It never gets old. Well, at least for me. I LOVE to shoot food. It’s my calling. But I eat to live. Go figure. The 3rd Food Porn ad for Nando’s & still going strong. This time, working with Agency Fishermen Integrated & Passion Plus, we carved out a humorous yet tantalizing board that focuses on a very Asian ingredient, the Soya Sauce. There was a lot of talk on what bottles to use, & in the end, we went with the iconic & most recognizable shaped Kikkoman bottle. As per my requirements, we had some camera locked rigs & some creative angles to make the soya sauce & PERi-PERi ingredients look as delicious & sexy as possible. Some of the more challenging scenes required some rigging of fire for elements, & for live bursts of larger fires, & also for the grill. The humour portion came from our 3 aunties of different races, each playing a part in conveying the notion of abundance in their own languages. This was a real treat to shoot, as they all had their own different mannerisms & executions. Our Nandoca was none other than Amos, who reprised his role for the 3rd time in a Nando’s film. Shot over 2 days with 4 different interchangeable sets, & 2 setups running concurrently, it was definitely an arduous task, but the team was just incredible. We had DOP Kenz Koh, using the Freefly Wave Camera & Sony A7Siii, Art department was Kok Ming with some help from Harris, Food Stylist Yong, with EP Aaron & Producer Felicia from Passion Plus. Full post-production was completed at Meccanica EFX with colorist Jing & Online Artist Xian Gen, produced by Sofea.