Royal Ontario Museum | Immortal

Posted on June 9, 2023 in Behind the Scenes, Commercials, Showcase by Royal Ontario Museum

Filmmakers Mark Zibert and Eric Kaskens, along with award-winning colourist Wade Odlum, worked cinematic magic for a jaw-dropping spot shot dry-for-wet for Canada’s largest museum, spanning the 600-million-year history of life on Earth.  

Nirvana’s “Nevermind” album cover, Banksy’s Flower Thrower, and Donald Trump’s baby blimp: just a handful of the cultural references that dapple the Royal Ontario Museum’s powerful short film, Immortal, along with nods to humanity’s darkest moments including the Nazis, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, and the Black Death. The film is the pinnacle of a campaign that aims to shed light on the stories behind the 13 million objects in the Canadian museum’s abundant collection.  

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