In summer 2018, World of Tanks introduced a new line of vehicles coming from Italy. To support the release and raise extra awareness among the audience, we reached out to the footballing legend Gianluigi “Gigi” Buffon to become the official ambassador for the debuting tank nation.




As a culmination of the mutual work, we created “Football Match”, a mini movie starring Gigi and set in somewhat late 80s—early 90s, the childhood period for a typical World of Tanks player. Analogue and valved in every detail, the movie reaches its climax, when the iconic goalkeeper faces real, fearsome tanks on a football pitch.






With this movie, we tried to bring our players to their earliest years and recapture the bright memories of their past. And, as many of World of Tanks players are keen football fans, showing their longstanding idol helped draw even deeper immersion into the storyline.


Credits

Head of Publishing Product Management.................Dmitry Fedoruk
Business Development Director
.............................Natallia Asipovich

Publishing Director.............................Maxim Chuvalov
Product Manager
.............................Alexey Ilyin
Marketing Production Manager.............................Anton Yurkovets
Creative/Art Director.............................Boris Zelenkevich
Head of Strategy, Global Marketing.............................Aleksas Drozdovskis
Communications Strategist.............................Nikita Zavgorodniy
Art Director...........................Viktor Shakun
Creative Copywriter.............................Tolstik Nikolay
Account Manager.............................Veronika Yudenko
Creative Producer.............................Nona Sisakyan
Director.............................Sergey Protasovitskiy
Director of Photography.............................Jan Borman
Sound Designer.............................Yauheni Sukhavei 
Sound Design Team Lead.............................Pavel Rapinchuk
CG Supervisor.............................Andrey Bogdanovich 
Video Art Director.............................Dmitry Lutsko 
CG TEAM................Andrey Lustiber, Alexandra Semenova, Dmitriy Golovach, Dmitry Popok, Ilya Klishin, Konstantin Brailov, Konstantin Nalobin, Nikolay Skolkov, Ruslan Bespalyy
Motion Design Supervisor.............................Andrei Andrushevich
Composers.............................Viacheslav Cho-Din-ChoVitaliy Saganovich
Video RnD Director.............................Aleksandr Antoshuk 
Motion Designer.............................Dzmitry Hrubin 
Colorist.............................Aliaksandr Krysko 
Marketing Communications Team Lead.............................Sergey Foris
Copywriters.............................Kseniya Osipava, Denis Shlykov, Nadezhda Pertsova, Nikolay Tretyakov 
Key visual artist.............................David Merrell
Concept artists.............................Pavel Statkevich,  Denis Lakhanov​​​​​​​

Recognition​​​​​​​



World of Tanks x Gianluigi Buffon: TANKBALL World Cup
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