DENG ADUT

Grand Prix
ClientWESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
ProductWESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
EntrantVCD + WE.COLLECTIVE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Type of EntryTV & Cinema Film
CategoryA11. Commercial Public Services
TitleDENG ADUT
Product/ServiceWESTERN SYDNEY UNIVERSITY
Entrant VCD + WE.COLLECTIVE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Idea Creation VCD + WE.COLLECTIVE Sydney, AUSTRALIA
Production FINCH Sydney, AUSTRALIA

Brief Explanation

This advertisement chronicles the real-life story of Western Sydney University graduate, Deng Thiak Adut. From a child soldier in the Sudanese Civil war to becoming a leading member of the Sudanese community and refugee lawyer in the suburbs of Western Sydney, Deng Adut's story is a phenomenal achievement of one man's dedication to helping others less fortunate in the face of great adversity. The story is about unlocking human potential - triumph against the odds; winning when the mainstream says it’s impossible; victory that is sweeter because it’s tougher to achieve.

Credits

Name Company Position
Angelo Courtis Western Sydney University Vice-President (People and Advancement)
Tanja Perl VCD + We Project Manager & Producer
Camilla Dehnert Finch Producer
Rob Galluzzo Finch Executive Producer
Corey Esse Finch Managing Director/Executive Producer
Ari Wegner Ari Wegner Cinematographer
Mandy Payne VCD + We Producer
Jo Scott The Butchery Editor
George Betsis VCD + We Executive Creative Director
Jae Morrison Finch Director
Annie Beauchamp Finch Art Director
Brenda Hayward Finch Wardrobe
FINCH VFX Finch Visual Effects
Andy Timms Finch Lead Flame Artist
Stuart Bedford Finch Flame Artist
Suraj Nayak The Rig 3D
Pete Ritchie Finch Colourist
Hannah Walker Finch VFX Producer
Jarryd James 'Do You Remember' Sony Music Entertainment Australia Composer
The Coopers Sound Design The Coopers Sound Design Sound Design