L'Equipe - Shadows

We are those who see…

The French newspaper L'Equipe was launching a series of articles dedicated to extraordinary para-athletes. To attract interest and demonstrate just how incredible these athletes are, they asked us to create a film based on the athletes.

We choose to work with the blind soccer team AS Cécifoot Saint-Mandé, one of the oldest clubs in France. Most of Saint-Mandé players are in the national blind soccer team and had won silver at the 2012 London Paralympics.

The skill of these players was so incredible that we wanted to find a way that lets the viewer truly project himself and understand just how special they are. So we organized a game between them and a normal team. The only little detail? It all took place in the dark.

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The film has not yet been sent to festival competitions.

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Agency: DDB Paris
Client: L'Equipe

Executive Creative Director: Alexandre Hervé
Creative Director: Alexander Kalchev
Copywriter: Arnaud Viallaneix
Art Director: Jenna Haugmard
Account Director: Mathieu Roux, Olivier Massanella
Producer: Sophie Megrous, Anais Ouchene

Director: Alexander Kalchev
DOP: Mathieu Plainfossé
Editor: Alexander Kalchev
Production company: Carnibird
Executive producer: Juliette Desmarescaux
Producer: Thomas Le Peutrec
Music & Sound Design: Mark Sayfritz