An enchanted 30 second trailer for Destined by authors P.C. Cast and Kristin Cast.
Produced by The Other House
Client – Macmillan
Director – Chris Roth
Producer – Lara Ravdjee Roth
Creative Director – Amber Votel
Wardrobe / Prop Styling – Amber Votel
DP – Steve Roth
Editors – Chris and Steve Roth
Team TOH is no stranger to producing fantasy themed book commercials. We’ve been lucky enough to work with some of the leading authors in the genre and each opportunity has allowed us to flex our skills at bringing vivid imaginary worlds to life. In the case of Destined, the latest chapter of the House of Night Series by P.C. and Kristin Cast, we had a long roster of characters to fit into the spot too. After seeing nearly 200 hundred individuals across two long days of casting auditions, our final twelve actors were selected. Vampire fledgling, Zoey Redbird is the beloved protagonist in the series. She and her core group of fledgling friends are just a couple of ordinary teens with extraordinary powers who attend a nighttime boarding school for vampires known as “The House of Night.”
Many of the fledglings and villains are marked with detailed tattoos on their faces and various parts of their bodies. This provided to be quite a challenge and a race against time to get so many characters tatted up in time to roll. With the help of talented effects makeup artists, Cale Thomas and Chelsea Bayouth, we were able to recreate the intricate tattoos, which were painted on each actor by hand.