Johnny Kelly: Back to the Start


Chipotle? Yes, Chipotle. In an effort to raise awareness concerning food issues and promote sustainable food systems, they’ve commissioned Back to the Start, a short film by Johnny Kelly, scored by Willie Nelson’s rendition of Coldplay’s “The Scientist.” In Kelly’s signature style, we follow a farmer’s life as his family farm turns into an industrial animal factory, and what follows from there.

Production photos from Johnny’s Flickr and a behind the scenes video after the jump.

Credits

Client: Chipotle
Agency: CAA and Chipotle
Title: Back To The Start
Length: 2:20

Production Company: Nexus
Nexus Director: Johnny Kelly
Nexus Exec Producer: Cedric Gairard , Chris O’Reilly Charlotte Bavasso
Nexus Producer: Liz Chan
Nexus Production Managers: Claire Thompson, Alistair Pratten

Director of Photography: Matt Day
Camera Assistant: Max Halstead
Model Assistant: Joe James
Electrician: Aldo Camileri
Model Rigger: Gary Faulkner
Character Animator: Gary Cureton
Set Animator: Matthew Cooper
Compositors: Alasdair Brotherston, John Taylor
Production Designer: Graham Staughton
Art Department: Gordon Allen, Ben Côté, Joe Kirton
Studio Manager: Elizabeth Day
Models: Bob @ Artem

Music Supervision: David Leinhart at Duotone Audio
Music Producers: Justin Stanley and Doyle Bramhall
Content Manager: Liz Graves
Artist: Willie Nelson
Sound Design: Barnaby Templer @ Fonic

10 Comments

Li'l Lil

gooorrrjus. nice post, higa.

matthew kupon

That’s magic. Aceness

Anonymous

absolutely, stunningly beautiful.  what an inspirational piece.

Anonymous

absolutely, stunningly beautiful.  what an inspirational piece.

Rafael Macho

This is f****** brilliant!! I love the design and concept.

Marck Al

I took me a while to notice it wasn’t 3D.

Marck Al

I took me a while to notice it wasn’t 3D.

twins are weird

Love the treatment of the world changing from farm to factory and back again.  

higapod

yea, i love how the farmer, his wife, and son age too :)

Tillman Staffen

Saumäßig liebevolle Animation!

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