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When Mazda sought to update their global brand, they turned to a director who knows how to throw flash cars around – the son of legendary New Zealand filmmaker Geoff Murphy, who made Utu and the original Goodbye Pork Pie.

Matt Murphy is part of the sizeable Kiwi contingent at Sydney’s Goodoil Films (a select group that includes Hamish Rothwell, Nathan Price, and Lorde’s musivid director Joel Kefali).

The ad may look like it was shot in NZ’s Southern Alps – but the reality is it’s an unidentified mountain range in southern Victoria.

You can thank Sydney’s Alt VFX for the zebra!

  • See the Mazda spot below


Client: Mazda
Title: Magic of Imagination
Agency: CHE Proximity Melbourne
Senior Broadcast Producer: Justine Kubale
Managing Director: Martin Griffin
Account Director: Ferne Archer
Creative Director: Rogan Briggs
Creative Director: Dom Megna
Production Company: Goodoil Films Sydney
Director: Matt Murphy
Executive Producer: Sam Long
Producer: Andrew McLean
DOP: Tim Tregoning
Production Design: Bruce Everard
Editor: Drew Thompson – ARC Edit
Post Production: Alt. VFX Sydney

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