Smith and Foulkes “Take On History” for Wimbledon

Tour through 150 years of Wimbledon tennis, from 19th century farmer’s field to modern sport spectacle, with Nexus directors Alan Smith and Adam Foulkes swapping seamlessly between animation styles along the way.

From Nexus: “The film shows follows a continuous tennis rally, beginning in 1877 with Spencer Gore through the ages right up to the stars of the present day.

“As each new era begins, the illustrative style evolves with it, capturing the era and historic details such as radically changing fashions, pony rollers used to keep the courts in prime condition, tv broadcasts, and even the switch to yellow balls.”
 
Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Nexus Wimbledon 150 years Smith & Foulkes animation | STASH MAGAZINE

Client: Wimbledon

Agency: McCann
ECDs: Rob Doubal, Laurence Thomson
CSO: Theo Izzard Brown
Head of Integrated Production: Sergio Lopez
Creative Director: Alexei Berwitz, Rob Webster
Creative: James Crosby, Will Cottam
Executive Producer: Clare Sullivan
Producer: Claire Hopkins, Anna Cartwright
Managing Partner: James Latham

Production: Nexus Studios
Director: Smith & Foulkes
ECD: Chris O’Reilly
Executive Producer: Tracey Cooper
Production Manager: Annika Bauer
 
 

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