​​4th Street Wines encourages consumers to ‘Go 4th and Connect’ with new television commercial

​​4th Street Wines encourages consumers to ‘Go 4th and Connect’ with new television commercial

Fastest growing wine brand, 4th Street Wines has launched an inspiring new TV commercial (TVC), which emphasises its brand positioning, Go 4th and Connect. Conceptualised by Singh&Sons and directed by Mfundo Mkize (Ola Films), the TVC challenges the conventional role of wine by encouraging a new generation of wine drinkers to spontaneously connect with each other.

The idea of the TVC is to portray a day and night in the life of a guy who has no plans, but through a series of unplanned connections, he and his newfound friends end up having an incredible night out, socialising and meeting new people along the way. The TVC is shot in reverse, so it starts off by showing the group of friends enjoying the end of their evening together. It then shows how the evening progressed, adding new experiences, locations and friends. By the end of the commercial, how it all started is revealed - with an invitation over a bottle of 4th STREET Wine.

Voted as the fastest growing wine brand globally - by the International Wine and Spirit Research (IWSR) Top 100 Wine Brands for 2017 - 4th STREET provides an easy-drinking, accessible and flavourful range of wines.

De-Mari Shaw, 4th STREET Brand Strategy Manager says, "With the new TVC, we hope to connect to our youthful, upbeat, urban consumer even further. We've attempted to showcase a 4th STREET world that is relevant to a new generation of wine drinkers, who aspire to the sophistication of wine, without its daunting complexity and who prioritise friends and fun. When we connect with each other, we have more confidence, more fun and we find the opportunity to create and share new experiences."

The commercial was shot in various locations in downtown Johannesburg, with a cast that represents the modern generation of wine drinkers and fashionable 4th STREET consumer. Ola Films worked closely with award-winning Film Score Composer, Zethu Mashika to create an unforgettable soundtrack.

"Shooting the ad in reverse required precise planning and clear storytelling. Ola Films made sure that what could have been a purely technical exercise was an interesting, entertaining and understandable commercial," says Roger Paulse, Executive Creative Director at Singh&Sons. "In the end it was the connection between client, agency and production house that led to a TV commercial that we're all proud of."

4th Street fans can look out for the TVC on DSTV's Mzansi Magic from 9 July.

To find out more and to stay updated, join the 4th STREET social media community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. For more information on 4th STREET Wines, available at leading outlets countrywide, visit 4thstreet.co.za

Credits:

Client: Distell

Brand: 4th STREET Wines

Distell Brand Representatives: De-mari Shaw, Irmie Marman, Nonku Mcanyana

Agency: Singh&Sons, Cape Town

Executive Creative Directors: P-J Kensley, Roger Paulse

Agency art director: Annie Klintworth

Agency producer: Cindy Jackson-Morgan / Jill Garnham

Agency Copywriter: Liora Friedland

Production company: Ola! Films

Director: Mfundo Mkize

Producer: Paresh Shookan

Art director: Keenan McAdam

Wardrobe stylist: Kwena Baloyi

Editing company: Post Office

Editor: Josh Borrill

Music & sound composition: Zethu Mashika

Sound studio: We Love Jam

Post production facility: Post Office

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