hey everybody, Its been a long time coming but here
is the first installment of our adventures in and leading
up to Thailand.".
ACTION TEAM HIT THAILAND FOR NISSAN LAUNCH
REPORT 1 OF
all started about one week before we were due to fly
out from Australia. Confirmation had come through that
a team was needed, and fast.
In the essence of time, Scion, Jerds and Swift from
Brisbane, Alex from the Gold Coast and Anan from Sydney
were chosen out of a many potential candidates. With
just one week of preparation time in Australia, it was
important for the team members to meet, discuss and
With the exception of Anan who was in Sydney, the team
met up every second day to drill techniques and condition
for the event.
The client Nissan Motors had requested
a 6 min performance to showcase their Nissan Navara
4x4s at the up and coming Bangkok International
Motor Show. The theme for the Nissan showcase this year
being Thank you for the obstacles in life
(the short translation being "Thank you for obstacle").
The size of the challenge ahead of us was evident. Not
only did the team need to be able to perform for 6 mins
non-stop, we required 6 mins of choreography that would
keep the audience engaged.
Australian Action Team (minus Scion) at Sydney Airport
other main concern was that we did not have access to
interact with any of the obstacles that would be used
in the show. This included at least one 4x4 ute and
an apparatus (which was designed specifically for the
show by Swift), and later dubbed the Lapparatus because
of its L shape. Lapparatus check before the shows
in a backyard workshop in Bangkok.
Dramas in Bangkok
hinder preparations even more, I (Swift) was battling
a chronic shoulder injury and Jerds contracted an untimely
bout of food poisoning equating to a gastro virus thanks
to the local kebab store!
On March 23rd, Jerds, Anan, Alex and Swift flew out from
Sydneys International airport - destination, Thailand.
The flight took nine hours and gave the team much needed
time to prepare and discuss further the show choreography.
With only a few hours left till touch down, (and to our
delight!) Casino Royal was screened and we sat back and
enjoyed the action.
check before the shows in a backyard workshop in
plane landed at 11pm Bangkok time (3am daylight savings
time in Aust). To my surprise, we were greeted by five
members of the event management team that hired us.
One of which whos nickname is Al who was
the host to be looking after the team during our stay
From here we jumped into the company bus and headed
to the Bangkok Gardens Hotel, where we could fit in
a sleep before beginning work at 8:30am that morning.
The days mission was to shoot a short promo video ("VDO")
to be played intermittently on the 3x4m video monitor
at the Nissan booth of the Motor Show.
Hanging out the window
of the client van, watching an ambulance stuck (and
not given way) in hectic Bangkok traffic
Dramas in Bangkok