ODC “The Light at the Start of Everything”

Director Kim Geldenhuys and Cape Town VFX shop Wicked Pixels take on the challenge of how to capture the essence and beauty of one of the largest and rarest blue diamonds ever discovered, the Okavango Blue.

Produced by 0307 Films thru TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg, the film’s visuals act as a powerful interpretation of a poem by South African author Iain S. Thomas commissioned for the project.

Gavin Coetzee, creative director at Wicked Pixels in Cape Town: “A lot of experimentation when into creating the opening sequence of the film where we tried to strike a balance of abstract and literal for the journey and formation of the diamond.”

Watch the VFX breakdown:

Agency: TBWA Hunt Lascaris Johannesburg
ECD: Pete Khoury
Creative Group Head/Art Director: Coenie Grebe
CD/Writer: Steph van Niekerk
Producer: Sandra Gomes

Production: 0307 Films
Director: Kim Geldenhuys
Executive Producer: Jo Barber
DOP: Fabian Vettiger
AD: Annelize Frost
Editor: Xander van der Westhuizen

Post Production: Wicked Pixels
Creative Director: Gavin Coetzee
Post producer: Gabriella Harris
Colorist: Kyle Stroebel

Audio Engineer: Lorens Person
Composer: Nic van Reenan | Field Audio