PARIS, FRANCE — On the eve of the biggest sporting event of the year, sports brand PUMA is returning with a world-brand film by creative agency LAFOURMI that showcases the invincible spirit of the PUMA Fam.
On November 20, the World Cup of Football will begin. An event that allows the greatest footballers to shine on top of the world. We all remember Maradona’s goal of the century in 1986 and Henry’s masterclass in 1998! A real motivation for the athletes, a way to make history, a way to prove their determination, and a way to show that their game is unique.
The World Cup shapes the destiny of each player and their condition.
An event that the PUMA Fam won’t miss and for which it prepares itself, physically and mentally, because, in order to be successful, they have to rid themselves of all fears and worries.
To be ready, the PUMA Fam must be “FEARLESS.”
“Fearless” is the impetus that agency LAFOURMI proposed to PUMA to reach the top of its performance and touch the hearts of fans faster than ever.
Players inspire youth. Youth inspires football. Football inspires culture. For the new generation, everything is connected. The field and the city, the style and the skills, the attitudes…
The players are inspiring models for and inspired by this youth. They adopt their codes, their styles, and their attitudes. It is this cultural back and forth that the agency wanted to illustrate in a brand film featuring PUMA players and the generation that follows them.
How do you embody the notion of invincibility, the “Fearless” spirit, on and off the field, while including all the key players of the PUMA fam?
The film features FOTs (Football Obsessed Teens) and the PUMA Fam.
One morning, during a discussion on the bus, one of the young characters in the film innocently mentions Neymar Jr.’s “Fearless” state of mind during play. This word resonates with his friends and comes to life throughout the film. In one scene after another, players and FOTs challenge each other in a world where you must dare to become the most “Fearless” possible, on and off the field. To be “Fearless” is to have a career as a player and a career as a mother at the same time, it is to feed on the words of critics to become even greater, it is to privilege action rather than the result. But it is also to stand up to the older players on the local pitch or to change the music at a party to the hit of the year… By repeating this word like a mantra throughout the film, the characters make “Fearless” exist in each one of us in all situations.
The casting of the PUMA Fam includes top players like Neymar Jr, Antoine Griezmann, Memphis Depay, Kingsley Coman, Fridolina Rolfö, Sara Björk, and the younger generation of players who are making a name for themselves like Nikita Parris, Antony, Christian Pulisic and Romeo Beckham. An effect of emulation in which everyone tries to overcome their own fears.
LaFourmi accompanied PUMA throughout the entire creative process: Conception and writing, as well as production and post-production in collaboration with Hamlet and the talent of directors Julien & Quentin. Be fearless, be bold. It is with this unique will that the script of this film was written: from the choice of the soundtrack influenced by English grime, through the casting of the FOTs to the clothing choices of the actors, nothing was left to chance in order to capture the audacity of this young generation.
Welcome to Generation Fearless!
A powerful statement, that doesn’t take itself too seriously, is in line with the brand’s values. Beyond soccer, this new mantra “Fearless” is a brand motto and will accompany the launch of a complete product campaign for the arrival of the World Cup with the launch of new pairs of Future and Ultra, sporting new colors, visible throughout the film.
A worldwide media plan to promote the release of the film.
It will be released on cable and satellite TV (America and South Africa for 4 months) and on digital and broadcast worldwide for one year on all digital supports in paid media, including but not limited to social networks and websites. In closed circuits, it will be shown in showrooms, conferences, fairs, and DOOH public spaces. The film will also be broadcast in the UK in partnership with Klarna on digital media.
Brand : PUMA Global
Brand Management : Clément Lacour, Shanon Zuern, Abigail Rogers
AGENCY : LaFourmi
Agency Management : Thibaut Cornet, Céline Jobert
Creative Director : Clément Cimarro
Copywriter : Clément Cimarro
Director of Strategy : Jordane Rabute
Account Director : Louis Pierre-Adolphe
Account Manager : Kevin Antunes
Account Executive : Hadrien Stolz
TV Production & Art Buying : Barbara Vaira
Agency Director of Communication : Marion Weill-Collange
PRODUCTION : Hamlet
Director : Julien&Quentin
Producers : Clément Martorell, Yannis Cullaz
Directors of Production : Ondine Dupont, Timothée Salze-Lozac’h
Production Coordinator : Ella Guionneau
Director of Photography : Antoine Cormier
Set designer : Silke de Rycke & Johanne Carpentier
Wardrobe : Lisa Lapuw
Post-Producer : Thomas Floch
Head of Montage : Marie-Réglisse MONSIMIER
Étalonnage : Nicolas Gauthier
Visual Effects : Orage
Executive production : Falca
Composer : Quentin Garabedian
Sound Design : Quentin Garabedian & Antoine Cebere