Cannes Lions

Not coming soon

FRED & FARID GROUP, New York / REMY MARTIN / 2016

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Description

AS A BRAND THAT TAKES A CENTURY AND 4 GENERATIONS OF CELLAR MASTERS TO CREATE ONE OF THE MOST LUXURIOUS COGNACS ON EARTH, WE WANTED TO REMIND EVERYBODY THE TRUE GENIUS OF TIME.

THE CENTERPIECE OF THIS PLATFORM IS AN EXCLUSIVE FEATURE FILM « 100 YEARS #NOTCOMINGSOON », WRITTEN BY AND STARRING JOHN MALKOVICH, SHOT BY ROBERT RODRIGUEZ. THE CONCEPT IS THAT THIS FILM WILL ONLY BE RELEASED 100 YEARS AFTER ITS MAKING, IN 2115. THE TIME IT REQUIRES TO MAKE LOUIS XIII.

IT’S A STRONG ARTISTIC PERFORMANCE THAT EXPLORES THE THRILLING ASPECT OF TIME, BY TEASING PEOPLE’S CURIOSITY AND PROVOKING REFLECTION BETWEEN THE PAST, THE PRESENT AND THE FUTURE.

#NOTCOMINGSOON IS A PLAYFULLY MYSTERIOUS AVANT GARDE PROJECT, THAT CREATES A NEW GENRE : DELAYED GRATIFICATION. IT CREATES MYSTERY IN AN UBER TRANSPARENT WORLD AND PROVOKES SOME VERY DEEP QUESTIONING ABOUT THE WORLD WE WANT TO GIVE TO FUTURE GENERATIONS.

Execution

WE ACTIVATED SOCIAL MEDIA WITH BACKSTAGE PHOTOS TO CREATE INTRIGUE AND FUEL CONVERSATIONS.

#NOTCOMINGSOON WAS LAUNCHED ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 18 WITH AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF THE FILM’S FEATURETTE AT THE GOLDSTEIN MANSION IN LOS ANGELES. JOHN MALKOVICH PLACED THE FILM REEL INTO A CUSTOM SAFE AND SET THE TIMER FOR THE OFFICIAL PREMIERE IN NOVEMBER 2115.

TO ENSURE THAT THE FILM IS HELD SECURE UNTIL ITS OFFICIAL PREMIERE, IN ONE HUNDRED YEARS, IT WAS PLACED IN A STATE-OF-THE-ART SAFE CREATED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FICHET-BAUCHE, A WORLD-LEADER IN SECURE STORAGE FACILITIES. THE CUSTOM-DESIGNED SAFE FEATURES BULLETPROOF GLASS AND A STATE-OF-THE-ART TIMER. THERE IS NO WAY OF OPENING IT UNTIL THE ONE HUNDRED YEAR COUNTDOWN IS COMPLETE ON NOVEMBER 18, 2115

ALL THE GUESTS AT THE EVENT RECEIVED A METAL CINEMA TICKET INVITING THEIR HEIRS TO AN EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF THE FILM IN 2115, AT THE LOUIS XIII PROPERTY IN COGNAC, FRANCE.

Outcome

WITHOUT SHOWING A SINGLE IMAGE OF THE ACTUAL FILM, WE GOT THE WORLD’S ATTENTION AS WELL AS HARDCORE FANS. WE RECEIVED OVER 1.8 MILLION VIEWS, MORE THAN 800 EARNED MEDIA PLACEMENTS ACROSS 130 COUNTRIES, FOR A TOTAL OF MORE THAN 150 MILLION IMPRESSIONS.

«100 YEARS» WAS CHOSEN BY LUXURYDAILY AS ONE OF THE TOP 10 MARKETING EFFORTS OF THE YEAR.

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