Duncan Jones Directs New Commercial For Virgin Money

We teased this earlier in the week, and now we can reveal a new commercial from MOON & Source Code Director Duncan Jones. Filmed in London at Shepperton studios, UK, in October 2011, this new commercial for Virgin Money was premièred on Sunday 8th January 2012 at 20:15 on UK television channel ITV.

As you will see, Duncan’s fondness for utilising old school techniques returns with the use of model miniatures. This isn’t the only connection with Duncan’s debut feature MOON though, as the trip back over from Los Angeles to direct the commercial also included a return to the same studios where MOON was filmed in 2009, as Duncan tweeted at the time:

At Shepperton studios! Just been wandering around the old Moon sound stage. In there again shooting a commercial! Feels weird. :)

Commenting on the commercial this evening Duncan said:

Great fun working with some of the same model miniature peeps I did Moon with!

Anyone wondering what the two pieces of music in the commercial are, Starts with Tubular Bells by Mike Oldfield, then fades into Outlands by Daft Punk from TRON: Legacy.

8 thoughts on “Duncan Jones Directs New Commercial For Virgin Money”

  1. Very well done Duncan!! I feel a little of both Moon and Source Code in that ad…great musical choices and glimpses of the wonder that has yet to be borne from that uber-creative mind!

  2. Oh! Great sound!!! I absolutely sure that Duncan has a great sense of sound ( he assimilated from his childhood )))And of course vi
    suality!!!
    “Duncan said:Great fun working with some of the same model miniature peeps I did Moon with!”
    I think that all Duncan uses to create his movies became universal!)

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