martin| 22 Jan 2015| 0 comments


mustard-berlin were commissioned by AOI Pro (Japan) to produce a TV commercial for Honda (Japan) for the new 2015 CR-V. The spot was directed by Martin Bennett. Working with the Japanese agency Dentsu and Japanese production company AOI Pro with the invaluable help of Clip Pictures in LA (Hiroki Shirota). Shot on location along the Californian coast near Jalama beach and at several locations in Santa Barbara, California. Again working with Performance Filmworks superb Edge system we were able to create beautiful driving sequences for the TVC. The camera and flight head was operated by  Jean-Babtiste Jay (DOP) assisted by 1st AC Romain Wilhelm. The commercial goes live in early 2015.

Client: Honda (Japan)
Agency: Dentsu
Production Company: AOI Pro (Japan)
Production: mustard-berlin
Local Production: Clip Pictures (Los Angeles) – Hiroki Shirota

Director: Martin Bennett
DOP: Jean-Baptist Jay
1st AC: Romain Wilhelm
1st AD: Kennedy Taylor
Locations Manager: Geoff Juckes

Precision Driver: Samuel Hubinette
Camera Car: Performance Filmworks (Edge System)
Edge Driver: Steve Hassenpflug
Crane Op: Rob Perin
Vehicle Prep: LA Prep

Technical –
Camera: RED Epic Dragon
Lenses: Zeiss Primes / Angenieux Optimo


martin| 20 Dec 2014| 0 comments

Perfection – An emotive brand film for bespoke car enhancer Overfinch.
Shot on location in the beautiful Swiss Alps near St. Moritz

Directed & Produced by Martin Bennett

Talent – Seumas Sargent
DOP – Konstantin Freyer
Local Producer – Roger Neuburger
Production – Markus Egloff
Drone Pilot – Martin Rickenmann
Drone Camera – Daniel Kunz
DIT – James Gray
Location Sound – James Gray
1stAC – Dominik Müller

Script – Dominik Binegger & John Moseley
Editor – Malcolm Crowe
Music – Mark Delany
Colour Grade – Simone Grattarola (Rushes London)
Retouch – The Brewery (London)

Canon 5D MK3 using Magic Lantern (three camera bodies 1. Drone, 2. Ronin, 3.Tripod)
Zeiss CP.2 prime lenses 21mm, 28mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm
Ronin Gimbal
Camera Copter (Swiss Helicam)

martin| 19 Dec 2014| 0 comments

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The supporting stills from the Overfinch “Perfection’ advertising campaign.
Shot on location in the beautiful Swiss Alps near St. Moritz by Graham Thorp.

Produced by Martin Bennett
Photographer – Graham Thorp
Camera Assistant – Adam Orzechowski

Local Producer – Roger Neuburger
Production – Markus Egloff
Model – Seumas Sargent

martin| 10 Dec 2014| 0 comments


mustard berlin have produced and directed a four film shoot for the agency ‘The Blue Hive’ for their client Ford of Europe.

Shot on location at several places around central london. The four humorous spots all revolve around the idea of a spectator to a dramatic moment, shot as a POV,  who is then distracted from the decisive moment by being something even more eye catching. The four spots: Heist, Golf, Hurricane and Girlfriend all explore the theme of distraction. The ads will go live at the end of January 2015.

Please come back soon as the images go live soon.


Client: Ford

Agency: The Blue Hive

Creative Director: Rich Last

Art Director: Dominik Binegger

Agency Producer: Alannah Brown


Production Company: mustard-berlin

Director: Martin Bennett

Producer: Keiko Nagai

Location Manager: Taylan Rutherford

1st AD: Mark Dean

FX: MTFX (Rain & Wind)

Action Vehicles: Action 99 (Police cars and motorbikes)

Lighting & Camera: Take 2

Talent: Jonathan Rhodes (Reporter)

Talent: Simone Schmidt (Reporter & Girlfriend)

Talent: Sy Thomas (Robber 1)

Talent: Nick Rizzini (Robber 2)

Talent: Stuart Angell (Robber 3)


Camera: Shot in 5K on the RED Epic Dragon
Lens: 45 – 120mm Angenieux Optimo T2.8
Lighting: 18K Arri MSR  & Arri M40 /25’s
Generator: 40KW Land Rover generator

martin| 18 Sep 2013| 0 comments



mustard berlin have produced a photo shoot with photographer Graham Thorp for a new Ford Transit Connect, for the agency The Blue Hive  (CD Richard Last / AD Jesper Varlen / Copy John Kelley)

The shoot took place at Park Royal Studio’s, London. Graham was assisted by the wonderful Chris Rands and Natasha Lees who helped create complex lighting setups under Grahams direction. Using a combination of direct and reflected lighting to create realistic daylight and night time moods within the studio environment.

Working with the Blue Hive team again was a real pleasure. Their professionalism, motivation and sense of humour made the shoot a lot of fun and very productive.

Please check back on our blog soon for when the images go live.


Client: Ford

Agency: The Blue Hive

Creative Direction: Richard Last / Jesper Varlen / John Kelley

Agency Producer: Carley Jackson

Production Company: mustard-berlin

Producer: Martin Bennett

Photographer: Graham Thorp