Lionel Messi has been named the world’s greatest footballer for an unprecedented fourth year in a row and within seconds of his receiving the Ballon D’Or trophy in Zurich this sumptuous tribute film, created by Hotspur & Argyle’s Richard Swarbrick, was released by Adidas.
Richard has achieved pre-eminence as a football animator with his widely lauded films of Gareth Bale, Wayne Rooney and others so he was the obvious choice when Adidas charged agency Iris Worldwide with the task of marking this unique moment.
The stunning film was rendered in apposite gold by Richard and his animation assistants Hannah Wroe and Amy Philpot. The editor was Simon Hargood at the Assembly Rooms, Iris Worldwide’s producer was Fiona Campbell and creative was Adam Fish. Danny Fleet produced for Hotspur and Argyle.