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    Venus & Serena Williams’ Rivalry and Deep Bond on Display in New Nike Film

    By Bobby McGill - Sep 1, 2020
    Venus & Serena Williams’ Rivalry and Deep Bond on Display in New Nike Film

    With the U.S. Open Tennis Championships kicking off in Flushing Meadows, New York, Nike has launched a new campaign film celebrating legendary sisters Venus and Serena Williams.

    The simple yet powerful one-minute film, “You Can’t Stop Sisters,” was created by Nike’s creative partner Wieden + Kennedy and examines the sibling rivalry of two tennis greats.

    “Ever since we were little girls, you’ve compared us to each other,” the narration begins. “My game versus her game. My ranking versus her ranking. My titles versus her titles. My Grand Slams versus her Grand Slams. It’s funny. You saw two tennis players trying to win a game. We saw two sisters changing it.”

    “We were born sisters, but we’ve become each other’s biggest allies,” says Serena. “For us, being sisters is everything. On and off the court, we’re each other’s biggest competitors, but we’re also each other’s biggest advocates. We are where we are today because we did this together.”

    Credits

    You Can’t Stop Sisters

    Client: Nike

    VP, Global Brand Creative Gino Fisanotti
    Creative Director – Brand Defining Alex Lopez
    Sr. Director Andy Whiteside
    Director Bill Maginnis
    Director Bradley Firth
    Studio Manager – Brand Defining Janine Engel

    Agency: Wieden + Kennedy Portland

    Creative Directors Alberto Ponte, Ryan O’Rourke
    Copywriter Alex Romans
    Art Director Caitlin Alexander, Miguel Gonzalez

    Production
    Head of Production Matt Hunnicutt
    Executive Producer Jake Grand, Krystle Mortimore
    Producer Mauricio Granado
    Business Affairs Laura Caldwell, Maggie Harasyn
    Director of Business Affairs Amber Lavender

    Brand Management
    Group Brand Director Andre Gustavo
    Brand Director Kate Rutkowski
    Brand Manager Paanii Annan
    Brand Executive Jon Vaughan

    Strategy
    Group Strategy Director Paula Bloodworth
    Strategist AJ Blumenthal

    Media
    Group Media Director Daniel Sheniak, Reme DeBisschop
    Associate Media Director Emily Dalton
    Media Vivian Zhang, Graham Wallace, Kallie Tenzeldam, Claudia Iraheta

    Studio + Design
    Creative Operations Manager David Ramirez
    Integrated Traffic Managers Sabrina Reddy, Billy Mucha
    Executive Design Producer Alicia Kuna
    Design Producer Michael Frediani
    Designers Joan Comellas, Charlie Hilton

    Editorial: Joint
    Editor Tommy Harden
    Assistant Editor Andrea Seider
    Post Producer Patrick Lewis
    Executive Producer Leslie Carthy

    VFX: a52
    VFX Supervisor Patrick Murphy
    Lead Flame Artist Dan Ellis
    Online Editors Sam Kolber, John Valle
    VFX Producer Maura Murphy
    Head of Production Stacy Kessler-Aungst
    VFX Executive Producer Kim Christensen , Patrick Nugent
    Managing Director Jennifer Sofio Hall

    Color Studio: a52 Color
    Colorist Gregory Reese
    Color Assist Corey Martinez, Dylan Bursick
    Producer Jenny Bright
    Executive Producer Thatcher Peterson

    Animation Design Studio: Elastic
    Animator (s) Trix Taylor
    Producer Paul Makowski
    Associate Producer Megan Rodriguez
    Deputy Head of Production Zach Wakefield
    Head of Production Kate Berry
    Executive Producer Luke Colson
    Managing Director Jennifer Sofio Hall

    Mix Company: Lime
    Audio Mixer Rohan young
    Executive Producer Susie Boyajan

    Music Composition/Supervision: Walker
    Senior Executive Producer Sara Matarazzo
    Executive Producer Stephanie Pigott
    Producer Danielle Soury

     

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