The music for an AV played before the South African premiere of the Oscar nominated film Invictus was composed by Adam Howard of Howard Music.
TBWA Hunt Lascaris commissioned the Ministry Of Illusion to produce a 5 min AV to be played just before the South African Premiere that took place on 8 December 2009. Invictus was directed by Clint Eastwood, and stars Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon.
Set in post-apartheid South Africa, the story follows Nelson Mandela (Morgan Freeman) as he joins with the country’s national rugby team captain Francois Pienaar (Matt Damon) in the hopes of uniting his scattered nation.
“The client wanted original music scored to a 4 min AV of original stock footage of Mandela’s release and events leading up to the 1995 Rugby World Cup Final,’ says Howard. “Having these images to compose to was moving and inspiring. From Mandela’s day of release, the inauguration, the Springboks in training and the build-up to right before the kick-off, I had to try and capture the scale and magic of these famous events. I went with an orchestral score and used the beautiful voice of Margaret Motsage.’
Howard also completed the final mix.