The Colonel casts his spell in bewitching KFC campaign directed by Patriot’s Sam Coleman.
All willpower crumbles under the seductive powers of the Colonel in director Sam Coleman’s irresistible new campaign for KFC and Ogilvy Johannesburg. The tantalizingly dark and moody spots portray the very moment when we give into our deepest desires, in this case KFC.
KFC ‘Can’t Resist’ is an atmospheric campaign that tells the stories of frustration, desire, resistance and finally letting go. Using a long take approach largely free of technique and editing, Sam Coleman explores the journey from the first moment of seduction all the way to surrender. With no dialogue, the spots are about the character’s inner struggle and in the red glow of the ever-present Colonel, the witchy atmosphere is underscored by a rendition Nina Simone’s ‘I Put a Spell on You’.
Sam elicits evocative performances in ostensibly small uninterrupted moments, while crafting a strong visual world. Elegantly drawing the audience in through his choice of angles, he captures the instant the characters become powerless to the finger lickin’ indulgence.