Brand: Asics
Client: Global Brand Manager – Running: Mike Brabant
Agency: 180 Amsterdam
President and Chief Creative Officer: Al Moseley
Creative Director: Dan Treichel, Dave Canning
Creatives: Joe Craig, Tony Bartolucci
Producers: Bethany Papenbrock, Jo Kelly
Account Director: Kim Waugh
Production Company: PostPanic
Director: Onur Senturk
Executive Producer: Annejes van Liempd
Music Composition & Sounddesign: Audionerve, Jochen
DoP: Hessel Waalewijn
Post Production: PostPanic
Produced by PostPanic, MetaRun is a futuristic take on the intensive testing facilities found at ASICS headquarters in Japan. Commissioned as an integrated product film by 180 Amsterdam, PostPanic stepped up determined to push the boundaries once again since their last award winning ASICS film, Running Expansions, back in 2010. This time Turkish director Onur Senturk took on the challenge from their side, chosen primarily for his highly aesthetic and future-facing graphic eye. 180 Amsterdam’s script appealed directly to Senturk’s aesthetic and allowed PostPanic to play to their strengths applying a mixed media approach combining live action with high-end VFX to communicate the intense testing process the MetaRun is put through. Filmed in Amsterdam with athletes, actors and product against green screen, the post-production then required extensive design and animation of bespoke training facility interiors and technology, combined with a seamless transition between real and CG elements.