Watersong Series

August 19, 2012

This summer, TOH had the pleasure of creating a thrilling and dynamic commercial campaign for celebrated author Amanda Hocking’s latest series, Watersong. The four novels follow the story of a young swimmer who falls under the haunting spell of three gorgeous, yet dangerous sirens. Watch the final commercial here. And check out our killer behind the scenes featurette below:

The unique premise and setting of these stories gave us the opportunity to get really creative with our production process and utilize a number of different resources throughout Los Angeles. After developing a visually stimulating concept, casting the perfect actors, and selecting seven different locations, we dove right into shooting across four jam packed days.

First day of shooting at El Matador Beach

Characters Gemma and Alex share a romantic moment

Capturing a scene where characters Harper and Alex make a grisly discovery

Sirens: Penn, Thea, and Lexi make their first appearance

Reviewing playback

Making it rain on evil siren, Penn

Working hard on the green screen sound stage

Characters Harper, Marcy, and Alex trying to get to the bottom of the mystery

A private harbor in Marina Del Rey served as the Anthemusa Bay dock from the story

Setting up for our underwater shoot

Gearing up for siren action

Main character Gemma discovering something startling during one of her swims

Face to face with a siren in her element.

Steve Roth working his camera magic underwater

TOH crew member, Abby testing out the mermaid tail

Master rigger, Adam stealing the show, as always