Everyone struggles with finding the right skincare products – even celebrities. Olay, however, captures the feeling of finally finding the perfect moisturiser with a brand-new campaign starring two British celebrities: rapper and producer Lady Leshurr and athlete Jasmin Sawyers. Creatively devised by Ketchum and produced by Great Guns, the two spots show how Olay’s Regenerist Cream can help Jasmin and Lady Leshurr face anything.
Directed by Great Guns’ Sam Faulkner, the two films see the celebrities start by discussing their initial skincare woes: Jasmin notes that, as an athlete, her skin goes through a lot whilst Lady Leshurr reminds viewers that regardless of your skin tone, you need SPF protection. They then explain the many benefits of Olay’s Regenerist Cream, putting the moisturiser to the test in front of the camera.
These new spots continue the original campaign launched in the US, starring actress Busy Phillips. With these new versions, director Sam Faulkner wanted to remain in the Olay world introduced by Busy, but reflect the individual talent of the UK ambassadors. In order to establish an instant connection with the audience, Sam strayed away from having a tightly scripted shoot, focusing instead on letting the voices of Jasmin and Lady Leshurr come through in an authentic and relaxed manner.
Sam Faulkner comments: “Jasmin and Lady Leshurr are brilliant choices for brand ambassadors. They embody modern British women in their determination, focus, energy, and attitude. Jasmin throws herself completely into everything she does – she’s so enthusiastic, high octane, and entirely positive. Lady Leshurr is a great performer and brings an exciting new attitude to Olay. I love that we took this famous, established brand and introduced this new energy through Leshurr. I don’t think anyone was expecting that.”
Film advertisement created by Ketchum, United Kingdom for Olay, within the category: Beauty.
Head Of Production: Jacqui Licorish
Art Director: Anne-Mette Moeller
Practice Director: Rachel Rix
Account Director: Sophia Mead
Production Assistant: William Gadsen
Production Company: Great Guns
Director: Sam Faulkner
Executive Producer: Laura Gregory
Producer: Mathew Alden-Morris
Production Manager: Tom Morgan
DOP: Diana Olifirova
Art Director: Francesca Massariol
Make Up & Hair (Jazmin Sawyers): Helen Asher
Make Up (Lady Leshurr): Maria Asadi
Wardrobe Stylist (Jazmin Sawyers): Annie Swain
Wardrobe Stylist (Lady Leshurr): Justin Rose
Hair (Lady Leshurr): Susan Bishop
Editor: Nick Saunders
Grade: Katie Dymmock / Coffee & Tv
Post: Luke Todd / Coffee & Tv
Music Mix: Jungle Studios