Directing duo NOVEMBA deliver short film for leading Scotch whiskey brand Ballantine’s, “Black Coffee’s Human Orchestra,” is a musical experiment involving the eponymous DJ and Producer, and a 40-strong group of vocalists from all over Africa. Graded by Simona Harrison.

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Electronic music and vocal techniques collide in ‘Black Coffee’s Human Orchestra’, a unique film which sees inspiring South African DJ and Producer Black Coffee lead a 40-strong group of African vocalists to create a stunning voice-only recreation of his most famous electronic track, ‘Rock My World’.

Africa’s leading DJ, Black Coffee, features in the film, which will appear in a major South African mixed media advertising campaign, implemented to communicate Ballantine’s global brand mantra, ‘Stay True, Leave An Impression’

The film also explores his backstory and his beliefs on life, music, and creation as the Human Orchestra deconstructs and faithfully recreates his track “Rock My World,” only using vocals. This unique project does well to embody Ballantine’s “Stay True” spirit.

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Client:  Ballantine’s
Production Title:  Black Coffee’s Human Orchestra

Agency:  M&C Saatchi
Producer:  Alex Wilkinson
Creative Director:  Simon Dicketts

Production Company:  Cap Gun
Director:  NOVEMBA
Executive Producer:  Ollie Allgrove
Producer:  Hera King
DoP:  Michael Snyman
Editor:  Stephen Dunne

Rushes Team
Producer:  Kristy May Currie
Colourist:  Simona Harrison


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