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Campaign Spotlight: Bear Meets Eagle On Fire Recruits Grannies, Guitarists, and Geniuses to Launch Optus 5G Network

To launch their new 5G network, Optus has collaborated with creative studio Bear Meets Eagle On Fire and famed Swedish director Andreas Nilsson of Revolver/Will O’Rourke.

There is a lot of confusion about 5G and what it means today, with much of the conversation focused on the intangible future – holograms & autonomous flying taxis. This presented an opportunity for Optus to be the antidote to the inconceivable, instead choosing to explain to Aussies how 5G works.


“People don’t want something they don’t understand,” said Optus Head of Marketing Melissa Hopkins. “This is just the start of an ongoing conversation that we will continue to have with Australia over the coming years, as Optus 5G continues to roll out.”

The simple structure of the executions use character groups of five people that begin with the letter “G” – 5Geniuses, 5Grannies, 5Guitarists and 5Game Characters, each explaining a different aspect of the new technology in a playful way.

“Proud of this as our first campaign,” said Micah Walker, BMEOF Co-Founder. “It’s quite the tricky brief, so big thanks to Optus and the small but talented team of folks who’ve helped make it happen.”

Walker, the former Fallon London partner and more recently W+K Portland Creative Director, co-founded BMEOF with former EP of Revolver/Will O’Rourke Josh Mullens, on April 1st 2019.

In that time the creative studio has worked on a wide variety of projects including brand creation, design and advertising. “It’s a great time to be an independent creative studio,” said Mullens.

Credits List:
Client: Optus
Creative Studio: Bear Meets Eagle On Fire
Production Company: Revolver/Will O’Rourke
Director: Andreas Nilsson
Managing Director/ EP: Michael Ritchie
Executive Producer: Pip Smart
Producer: Caroline Kruck
DOP: Stefan Duscio
Production Designer: Michael Iacono
Editor: Peter Sciberras
Edit House: ARC EDIT
Editorial EP: Joseph Perkins
Editorial Producer: Olivia Carolan
Visual Effects and Animation: Alt.vfx
Post Supervisor: Jay Hawkins
Post Producer: Tyrone Estephan
Colour: Ben Eagleton
Sound & Music: Rumble Studios
Photographer: Julian Wolkenstein
Production: Photoplay Photography
Executive Producer: Alison Lydiard
Producer: Ross Colebatch
Retouching: Cream Electric Art

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