Samsung and Telefonica/Vivo join forces to show some love for Raul Seixas, a legend in Brazilian rock circles, by creating the first ever music video for his tune, ““Metamorfose Ambulante.”
The song, which translates as “Walking Metamorphosis,” was composed about 40 years and helped launch Seixas to stardom in his home country. Samsung and Telefonica/Vivo’s music video is a loving homage to Seixas that simultaneously shows “how technology changes people’s lives and how the power of connections can transform human beings.” Seixas’ family “participated in each stage of development” for the project. The large-scale film production was “shot by a team of 75 professionals in Argentina’s Sierra de la Ventana,” an ideal location for the music video’s Stone Age setting.
An app is available in addition to the film, which allows users to upload their photos and transform them into a characterization of Seixas, likely inspired by the hundreds of Seixas impersonators who transform themselves for an annual parade in downtown São Paulo celebrating Seixas’ birthday. The app and music video are both part of a new branded content campaign for Telefonica/Vivo from the agency Africa. Stick around for credits after the jump.
Title: Walking Metamorphosis
Executive Creative Director: Sergio Gordilho
Production Company: PBA Cinema
Director: Nico Perez Veiga
Executive Production Brazil: Mayra Gama
Executive Production Argentina: Gaby Carcova
D.O.P.: Leandro Filoy
Editing: Marcela Truglio
Post Production Argentina: Sebastian Lopez
Post Production: Post Reino Buenos Aires
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