We’ve signed our fair share of NDAs over the years, but that’s not to say we weren’t surprised when our friend from O2 got off the Eurotunnel, gathered us around a cafe table, and handed us the unreleased Huawei P20 Pro in a giant sealy bag. A hushed and hurried voice whispered “keep it secret, keep it safe”. That pretty much set the tone for this one.

Our mission was pretty simple; get around and see as much of Paris as we could in a day, whilst showing off the features of Huwaei’s new flagship phone, the P20 Pro. There was just one hitch: the phone hadn’t been released yet and was heavily under wraps. If any member of the public was to pap cheeky a photo of the phone, the game was over, and our content would be pointless.

For this reason, we decided to keep a very low profile. We stuffed an FS5 armed with a Shogun Flame into a rucksack and opted to travel around the city under the guise of tourists.

Opting for public transport (and our legs) worked out really well, as we were able to cover a lot of ground, walking several miles around Paris, avoiding the chaotic traffic situation above ground. As it turned out, securing a permit to film anything in Paris was a pretty complicated endeavour. Having such a low profile meant that we could get our camera into places without being too conspicuous; nobody fancied spending the night in a French prison.

With the sun setting over the beautiful Sacre Coeur horizon, our job was done, and nobody knew we were ever there. Oysters all round.

Credits

Executive Producer
Nick Patterson
Director
Josh Bennett
Producer
Charlotte Harris
Cinematographer
Lewis Jelley
Production Assistant
Charlie Greaves
Editor
Kai Axmacher
Colorist
Lewis Jelley
Motion Graphics
Kai Axmacher

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