Campaign Brief WA have published their list of the year’s best creative work, as reviewed by the town’s top creative directors. Of the 14 assessors, 9 sited The Penguin Empire’s “Pursue Impossible” campaign for UWA as the town’s top television campaign – and we also scored a vote for “16 Cancers” from Gatecrasher. Got to…

Craig Buchanan collects silver for The Brand Agency
Grant Sputore on stage collecting his Silver directing prize.
Patrick O'Sullivan and Penguin Empire directors Grant Sputore and Corrie Jones
Last Pixel collects gold
Team Last Pixel

Silver for overall TV Brand Campaign, Direction, Editing and Sound; as well as GOLD for Last Pixel’s VFX and Patrick O’Sullivan’s Cinematography. The most awarded piece of video work on the night! Nice work UWA, The Brand and team! Most of the team were on hand to collect their awards.  You can see some photos…

Penguin Empire director, Grant Sputore, has just finished shooting a new campaign for United Overseas Bank via BBH. Headquartered in Singapore,  United Overseas Bank is launching a major regional brand campaign to mark 80 years in business. The campaign breaks on 1 October – UOB’s 80th birthday – in print, outdoor, TV and online, is the fruit…

Meerkats’ latest campaign for REIWA sets out to dramatise the moment prospective home buyers begin their property search. Directed by The Penguin Empire’s Robert Forsyth, the campaign reminds viewers how important it is to start their search in the right place – and that no one has the local knowledge that REIWA offers. In addition…

LiveLighter, Western Australia’s healthy lifestyle campaign, produced by The Penguin Empire, has been named the Grand Prix winner at the inaugural 2015 Marketing Science Ideas Exchange (MSiX) Awards. The Western Australian Government funded campaign also won the Best Insight award at the ceremony held at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum last night. The awards recognise excellence in…

At the 53rd D&AD Professional Awards Ceremony, which took place tonight (21st May), “Break The Barrier” was one of the lucky few to pick up a Graphite Pencil in the highly competitive Film category – one of only 10 awarded internationally. D&AD is widely considered to be the most competitive and most prestigious international award…

The Penguin Empire’s latest campaign for UWA had the honour of being selected as “Pick Of The Week” in the national print addition of AdNews; and featured in SHOTS online. The commercial was filmed in 4 countries and 9 cities over 2 weeks.  The making of the commercial will be covered in depth, in an upcoming issues…

“Break The Barrier” continued its international run of acclaim by picking up a Bronze award at last night’s New York Festivals competition. Grant Sputore was also recognised with a finalist nomination in the highly competitive Film Craft – Best Direction category. The news comes on the same day it was announced Barrier had picked up a graphite pencil…

After months of pre-production we’re proud to release our latest collaboration with The Brand Agency – a new TVC for The University of Western Australia. The spot was created as part of an overall brand refresh for the university. Their first in 40 years. Despite its international flavour, the job was executed completely by West Australian suppliers.…

Break The Barrier has scored a finalist in Film and Film Craft – direction at New York Festivals. The 2015 Grand Jury comprised of 400+ creative directors, executive creative directors and worldwide chief creative officers from 100 countries around the globe determined the finalists through an online judging session and a live collateral judging session.…