‘Greatness Awaits’ in BBH’s Grand Launch Spot for the PlayStation 4

Taylor Handley is spoiling for a fight

While most gamers were focused this week on learning what the new Sony PlayStation 4 will look like and how much it will cost ($399), ad geeks were treated to their own big reveal: the console's new marketing campaign. "Greatness Awaits" will be the launch tagline for the PS4, and the campaign rolled out this week with a suitably epic 90-second anthem spot from BBH New York. The agency won the PlayStation account earlier this year, succeeding longtime creative lead Deutsch/LA, whose ads featuring fictional PlayStation vp Kevin Butler were roundly beloved until ending awkwardly with a lawsuit against the star talent. The new guard's inaugural work for the PS4 features actor Taylor Handley (from CBS's recently canceled series Vegas) delivering a long-take soliloquy on embracing your greatness. Speckled with cameos by game characters and self-destructing set designs, the ad ends with the actor diving into the fray to break some pirate legs and clothesline a few clowns. If those are both part of the same game, I'd be willing to pre-order a PS4 today. Credits below.

CREDITS
Client: Sony PlayStation 4

Agency: BBH New York
Chief Creative Officer: John Patroulis
Executive Creative Director: Ari Weiss
Creative Director: Nate Able
Copywriter: Rick Herrera
Head of Integrated Production: Justin Booth-Clibborn
Senior Producer: Jennifer Moore Bell
Production Assistant: AJ Gutierrez
Head of Account Management: Armando Turco
Account Director: Melissa Hill
Account Manager: Georgie Gooley
Account Coordinator: Marshal Kerns

Production Company: MJZ
Director: Rupert Sanders
Director of Photography: Greig Fraser
President: David Zander
Executive Producer: Kate Leahy
Producer: Laurie Boccaccio
Production Supervisor: Adriana Cebada Mora
Production Designer: Dominic Watkins
Costume Designer: Mayes Rubeo

Local Production Company: Kinema Films de Mexico
Local Production Co. Producer: Jose Ludlow

Editorial: Work Post NY
Executive Producer: Erica Thompson
Editor: Neil Smith
Assistant Editor: Healy Snow

VFX & Finishing: The Mill NY
Exec Producer: Jo Arghiris
Senior VFX Producer: Charlotte Arnold
VFX Supervisor: Iwan Zwarts
VFX Supervisor: Rob Petrie
Assistant Producer: Juan Handal
Colour Producer: Heath Raymond
Colourist: Fergus McCall
2D Lead Compositor: Iwan Zwarts
2D Compositing Artists: Kyle Cody, Dan DiFelice,
Additional: Danny Morris, John Mangia, Ilia Mokhtareizadeh, Greg Spencer, Dan Giraldo
2D Conforms and Cut-downs: Jade Kim
3D Lead Artists: Rob Petrie and Joji Tsuruga
3D Lead Lighter: Olivier Mitonneau
3D Animators: Jeff Lopez, Alex Allain, Tyler Hurd
3D Artists: Olivier Varteressian, Per Bergsten, Ivan Luque Cueller, Billy Dangyoon Jang, Boris Ustaev, Hassan Taimur, Ruben Vandebroek, Tim Kim
3D MASSIVE: Wyattt Savarese, Ed Hicks, Hassan Tuimir
3D FX: Nick Couret, Ian Baxter, Phil Mayer, Cedrick Grousse
Matte Painting: Can Y. Sanalan
Title Design: Mario Stipinovich, Tetsuro Mise, Eugene Kolb

Additional:
LIDAR services provided by Scanable: Travis Reinke
Rotoscoping provided by: Trace VFX
Sound Designer: Brian Emrich at Trinitite
Music: Woodwork Music
Music Producer: Andrew Oswarek
Composer: Phil Kay
Mix: Sound Lounge
Mixer: Tom Jucarone