A little over a hundred years ago, in the early days of WWI, a magical thing happened on Christmas Day nonetheless. On this day, the British and German soldiers took a brief peaceful ceasefire to venture out into No Man's Land to play a friendly game of football ( soccer )...
During this past World Cup, Anheuser Busch teamed up with Tarras Productions to create a series of TV ads re-telling the tale. Gregory Manchess was hired to bring the film a new life with his special touch of oil paint to the series entitled," Rise as One."
Check out Gregory's blog entries about the project, here and here, for insight on his process and more information about the job.
See the TV ads, here
Check out more of Gregory Manchess's work, here