Three footballers vs three cricketers playing three rounds - who wins the Utilita Trilogy Cup? You’ll have to watch the film and see!
Sponsors of both Hampshire County Cricket team and Southampton Football Team, Utilita decided to run a friendly head-to-head between the two leading sports clubs to promote their power brand. After a fair few pre-production meetings, we headed on down to the Ageas Bowl to film the competition, presented by local Southampton Football legend, Matt Le Tissier and Hampshire Cricket legend, Kevin James.
The football team consisted of Saints players, James Ward-Prowse, Alex McCarthy, Oriol Romeu vs the Hampshire cricket teammates, Mason Crane, Chris Wood and Sam Northeast who played three rounds of quick games testing their skills from each sporting discipline.
The whole contest was shot in two hours - and with light fading and busy schedules, we needed to be fully prepared to get all the coverage and b-roll within this time. Small details like keeping the floodlights on throughout the shoot were worked out beforehand to ensure consistency throughout the film. Armed with our drone and four cameramen, we worked with the professional sportsmen and celebs to capture the action - and what true professionals they all were. A great shoot to work on and lots of fun too!