JWT India's Make Every Yard Count film for Nike Cricket has received two Film Craft Shortlists this year - Editing and Sound Design sub-categories.
Note that this film has also been shortlisted for a Film Lion (http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/41160_Cannes-2014:-JWT-and-Handloom-Picture-Company-shortlisted-for-Film-Lions) in the 'Clothing, Footwear & Accessories' sub-category this year.
About Nike's Make Every Yard Count film: From a bank of 2,25,001 crowd sourced images of cricket crazy youngsters, a film was created using 1,440 images. The film features 'seamless action', as the agency puts it, across a thousand playing fields; it's a film of the game in motion, basically. Athletes were invited, via Facebook, Twitter and www.nikecricket.in, to send in their images. The same action was also captured, by 108 traveling photographers, in playgrounds, streets, gullies and cricket pitches across India.
The chants, breaths, appeals, screams and sledges one typically hears during a heated cricket match were recorded and incorporated in the final soundtrack.
Read our detailed story on Nike's 'Make Every Yard Count' film here.
Recall that last year, Ramesh Deo Production won a Bronze Film Craft Lion (Best Sound Design) for Nike's Parallel Journeys film (http://www.afaqs.com/news/story/37881_Cannes-2013:-Ramesh-Deo-Productions-gets-Bronze-Film-Craft-Lion-for-Nike), created by JWT India.
Will JWT bring home a couple of Film Craft Lions - and/or a Film Lion, for that matter - for its work for Nike Cricket this year? Let's hope so.