Go With The Flow: Jeff Bednarz Crosses Caribbean for McCann Worldgroup's "Hello World"


Last Updated: August 26, 2015 10:13 pm GMT
(August 26, 2015) Lucky 21 director Jeff Bednarz traveled to Trinidad and Tobago with McCann Worldgroup for a new spot that captures the spirit of the region served by telecomm company Flow. The commercial highlights the connectedness of technology and how Flow links people to entertainment, loved ones, and global exploration. Creative development on the spot was via McCann Port of Spain and TM in Dallas.

View it here: https://vimeo.com/136939051

Connecting with people is intrinsic to Jeff Bednarz’ craft. Gorgeously traversing the Trinidad landscape, the project immersed talent and crew in local communities to create authentic filmed moments surrounding technology’s ability to unite. Capturing the angst of young love, spirit of sport, work, and play, “Hello World” tells a vibrant story of how friends and family share their lives. As a director who fluidly moves between documentary and scripted work, Bednarz blurred the lines with a hybrid of cast actors and real people in vignettes celebrating life’s small but powerful moments.

“Everyone on the project was deeply committed to preserving what makes this a unique part of the world,” says the director. “Agency and crew immersed themselves into the communities we filmed. Shooting it just felt like living it.”

Agency: McCann Trinidad Kate Bradford, Producer Gabriel Francis, Associate Creative Director Stephen Look Tong, Director of Client Services & Strategic Planning

Production Company: Lucky 21 Director: Jeff Bednarz DP: Mark Thomas EP: John Gilliland


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