LEGO HOUSE GOES GLOBAL ON NETFLIX
This article is a translated version of an article originally published by Markedsføring, written by Susanne Ingemann
A new Netflix documentary tells the origin story of the creative experience house LEGO House in Billund. It's branded content in a big way, and M2Film developed and produced the film. Watch here.
The creative experience house LEGO House was royally inagurated in the fall, and now the whole world gets a 'behind the scenes' look into the construction and creation process.
This is made possible due to a 47-minute long documentary film, LEGO House - Home of the Brick, developed and produced by M2Film in close collaboration with the toy concern, which has just launched globally on Netflix.
The film production company has been on the sidelines since they cut the first sod and all the way to the grand opening in order to follow and document the ambitious construction project, and Jesper Vilstrup, General Manager at LEGO House, is satisfied with the result:
- Together with M2Film we've really dived into the big vision behind LEGO House: To create the ultimate experience for LEGO fans of all ages. To us it was especially important that the documentary reflected the house as a physical manifestation of the spirit behind the LEGO brand, and in regards to that I feel the result is spot on, he says.
The most inner core
The creative experience house, which was architect-designed by BIG (Bjarke Ingels Group) and is filled with 25 million LEGO bricks, has for many years been a passion project for Kjeld Kirk Kristiansen - the third generation owner of the LEGO concern.
Thus, he also plays a big role himself in the documentary, in which he for example tells the story behind the LEGO products and the birthplace of the brick, Billund.
And even though M2Film has produced all sorts of content for LEGO throughout the years, this film was something really special, Ole Holm Christensen says, an Executive Producer at M2Film:
- We have had a long, valuable collaboration with LEGO, but this is special. Maybe because we have been inside the most inner core of the LEGO brand's history and values, infected with Kjeld's dream, and over a period of almost two years we've documented the materialization of LEGO House in the finest way, he says, and adds:
- This documentary, to us, is branded content of the utmost potency. Engaging storytelling and relevant communication with a broad appeal - even globally.
The documentary about LEGO House has been launched in all regions on Netflix, and those who have a subscription to the streaming service can watch the film in its entirety here.
Client: LEGO House
Directors: Anders Falck, Stinus Morell Vithner
Executive Producers: Mads Munk, Ole Holm Christensen
LEGO House Team: Astrid Mueller, Gitte Hedegaard Nipper, Trine Nissen
Photographers: Jørgen Vang, Morten Rasmussen, Snorre Ruhe, Casper Lind, Kristian Mott, Kasper Morville, Frederik Høegh-Guldberg, Carl Schwennesen, Kenneth Svanborg, Mikkel Sigsgaard
Production Managers: Line Jonasson, Mette Jellinge, Solvej Juhl Thallaug, Sarah Lanng, Steffen Kongshøj
Post Coordinators: Jan Lund Dahlgren, Jacob Frandsen
Editing: Jakob Ølgaard
Color Grading: Lars Dahl
Motion Graphics: Kristian Førland, Peter Fugl Andersen, Kasper Jørgensen, Henrik Jensen
Music: Upright Music, Audio Network, LEGO House
Voice Over Artists: Noelle Romano, Diana Antonakakis
Voice Director: Dave Vincent
Sound Design: Nicolas Vetterli, Dan Lumbye
Production Company: M2 Film