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Nike ‘The last game’

Nike ‘The last game’

  • Visual development
  • Previs + Postvis
  • VFX Design


Production Company

Passion Pictures


Wieden + Kennedy


Jon Saunders

Production Design

Dan May


Rafael Martin + Justin Hutchinson-Chatburn


Nike ‘The Last Game’ not only targets football fanatics – through its imaginative script and stunning visuals, it attracts lovers of animation and seekers of good stories. From the footy-mad favelas of Rio to the Temple of Football itself, our concept art and 3D work kicked off this campaign, culminating in a video viewed 167 million times on YouTube.

Nike ‘The last game’

Nike 'The last game'

Visual Development

This advert marked the first time we provided full art department services for an animation project, and thus presented an opportunity to showcase our range of skills. We began with layout sketches and thumbnails, before visualising the different sets our footballers relocate to: the fishing harbor, the calm windmill desert, the quirky hairdresser and the festive stadium where our heroes beat the perfect clones.


Working with Painting Practice on Nike: The Last Game was a great experience for me as a director. The team is thorough in their research, highly collaborative and have the talent to give a broad range of execution styles. They are a big reason why The Last Game was so well received. The art direction that they brought to the table gave the film its unique character and really helped set the tone for the piece.

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