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FCB Inferno showcases the BMW iX3 Premier Edition with Immersive New Film

Press Release - London, 06 May 2021

All-electric SAV from BMW is bought to life with a futuristic set

London, May 6, 2021 - The iX3 is the first all-electric SAV from BMW, and in order to generate excitement of the UK specific Premier Edition Model, FCB Inferno were bought onboard to create a campaign that brought to life the energy and excitement of pure electricity, as well as the more rugged outdoor nature of the car. 

FCB’s in house production team, Fuel Studios, jumped into the unreal engine to create a mystical world for BMW’s iX3 Premier Edition. A digital walkaround in the truest sense of the word.

The iX3 was shot on a studio set surrounded by massive LED screens which depicted forest settings filled with graphic neon lights. The direction leans into the more tech-focused visual aesthetic of being on a set like this and highlights the superior features of the model. 

The screen environments were created in Unreal Engine and worked in sync with the camera, giving the films a parallax effect that achieved a greater sense of space and dynamism. The campaign comprises a walkaround film that goes into detail about the features of the car, a :30 film, a press and tablet execution, display and social. 

The campaign will see the assets utilised across a national print plan, paid social, digital display, CRM and automotive partnerships throughout April and May.

Andrea Holland, Brand Marketing Manager, BMW said: “We’re incredibly pleased with how this campaign came out. The combination of interesting creative and cutting-edge technology have come together to really do the iX3 Premier Edition justice.”  

Nikki Chapman, Director of Production, FCB Inferno added:  “Another lockdown gave us just the perfect excuse to explore the unreal platform, one of the most advanced real time 3D tools.  The Unreal engine has literally exploded into the commercial world using state of the art gaming engines that have ignited our interest in CG car shoots. The iX3 Premier Edition walkaround film gives the viewer a much more immersive and interesting experience.  Super excited the team got behind this technique.”


About FCB Inferno  

FCB Inferno is one of London’s leading advertising agencies, and part of global advertising network FCB. The network dates back to 1873, and now has 9000 employees in 90 countries, with 120 at FCB Inferno. The agency’s clients sit across industry sectors and currently include Sport England, BMW, Kimberly Clark, the Home Office and the Premier League.  

FCB Inferno was voted Agency of the Year at the inaugural Campaigns for Good awards. Over the past 4 years we have been recognised at Cannes International Festival of Creativity in categories including Film, Social and Influencer, Mobile, Digital Craft and Brand experience. We received two Grand Prix awards in 2015 and 2016, and were the second most awarded European agency - and eighth in the world - at the festival in 2019.  



Agency: FCB Inferno

Chief Creative Officer: Owen Lee

Managing Director: Katy Wright

Director of Production: Nikki Chapman

Account Director: Robert Stockton

Strategy Partner: David Napier

Creative Directors: Jessica Giles, Austin Hamilton

Producer: Rachael Clarke  

Client: BMW UK

General Manager: Mark Burton

Brand Marketing Manager: Andrea Holland

Brand Marketing Executive: Kelly Bristow-Moore

Brand Marketing intern: Anna Kingsbury 

Production: FCB Inferno, Fuel and Vero

Director/Editor: Alvaro Ramirez

2nd Camera /Editor: Charlie Coombes

Director of Production: Nikki Chapman

Producer: Rachael Clarke

Colourist: Mike Keelin

Sound: Stefan Smith

Stills Photographer: Joe Windsor Williams 

Stills assist: Martin Ward