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Lexus Pure Ecstasy

Transporting the senses: The LFFC - Lexus' new luxury Future Flagship Concept car - is the first Fuel Cell Vehicle of its kind. To visualize the 'never-felt-before' driving experience promised by this concept car, Lexus and Dentsu approached Sehsucht to create an impressionistic film that would transport the senses to pure ecstasy.

The film takes us on a tour through various style-blending narratives, driving across futuristic, hyper real environments, intercepted by images of human form, organic structures and synaesthetic graphic inserts.

Directed by Hans-Christoph Schultheiss, the film premiered alongside the unveiling of the car‘s prototype at the exclusive 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.

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Client: Toyota Motor Corporation

Agency: Dentsu, Tokyo
Exec. Creative Direction: Hiroyuki Ito
Creative Direction: Shinya Tanaka

Production Unit, Japan: AOI Pro.
Producing: Hirohide Takene
Production Management: Daichi Nagisa
Coordination: Mayu Yamashita, Erika Shiotsu

Production Studio: Sehsucht GmbH
Direction: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss
Producing: Gianna Johnke, Tanya Curnow, Jan Tiller, Christiane Mülstegen
DOP: Jakob Süss
Set Supervision: Florian Zachau

Design: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss, Carol Gruner, Simone De Salvatore
Lead 3D: Timo von Wittken
3D: Sebastian Welti, Rafael Vincente, Heinrich Löwe
Lead Compositing: Florian Zachau
Compositing: Jona Maluk, Martin Hess, Carol Gruner, Patrick Altmeier, Yacoob Essack
Matte Painting: Simone De Salvatore
Edit: Hans-Christoph Schultheiss

Music: HECQ / Ben Lucas Boysen