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US Navy, Forged by the Sea

MPC and Director Rupert Sanders partnered with Y&R to develop dramatic yet extremely realistic Navy recruitment campaign

The US Navy took a unique creative approach to their latest recruitment campaign. These spots feel more like a thrilling movie trailer then your standard recruitment video, yet this is a true depiction of what it takes to join the US Navy. You are no longer seeing people speak about what it means to be a member of the Navy, but now seeing the reality of the job in action.

This thrilling look into what it is like to be a member of the US Navy was brought to MPC by agency Y&R. The films were directed by Rupert Sanders of MJZ with VFX, grade and titles by MPC.




Y&R North America


Rupert Sanders

Production Company


Executive Creative Director

Ryan Blum


Creative Director

Michael Gregory

VFX supervisor, lead compositor

Jim Spratling

CG Lead

Josh Hatton


Mark Gethin

Color Producer

Rebecca Boorsma

Executive Producer

Elexis Stearn


Jamie Loudon

Production Coordinator

Madeline Austin Kulat

Compositing Lead

Mithun Alex


Andre Arevalo, David Ince, Gustavo Bellon, Jim Spratling, Rodrigo Jimenez, Nanda Kumar, Gijo Abraham George, Rajesh Kaushik, Rajesh Kumar, Rajinikanth R


Lyndsey Horton, Meghan Sesnie, Debalina Dasgupta

Asset Artists

Joel Durham, Kartik Gupta, Manjunath Ramakrishnaiah, Ria Banerjee

DMP Lead

Gowri Shankar Velusamy D

DMP Artists

Sachin Sureshrao Dhapudkar, Radhakrishna Rethinasamy


Andrew Price

FX Artists

Andy Sheng, Brett Angelillis, Jamie German, Josh Hatton

MatchMove Artists

Earnest Victor, Elangovan Ganeshan, Abdul Labeeb

Roto Artists

Shyam Babu, Shagandeep Kaur, Bruno Roosewelt, Amit Shukla

Lighting Artists

Bimal Bose, Brendon Echsner, Nate Skeen


Clement Renaudin

Motion Designer

Matt Santoro

Prep Artists

Maneesh Kumar, Anurag Singh, Yasasvini.V, Akshay Agrawal, Joshi John, Kamalkant Shrivastav

Y&R North America

Chief Creative Officer

Leslie Sims

Senior Copywriter

Megan Lee

Art Director

Kolby Osborne

Copy Writer

Bruce Jacobson

Art Director

Alan Vladusic

Executive Director of Integrated Production

Greg Lotus

Executive Producer

Mathieu Shrontz

Executive Producer/ Head of Music

Lauriana Zuguala

Freelance Music Producer

Theresa Notortomaso

Senior Business Manager

Erin Levine

Global Client Lead

Ken Dowling

Account Director

Rebecca Zeits

Account Executive

Justin Bateman


Dustin Thomas

Art Director

Hayley Efird



David Zander

Executive Producer

Kate Leahy


Adriana Cebada Mora

Director of Photography

Dariusz Wolski

Work Editorial


Neil Smith

Senior Cutting Assistant

Theo Mercado

Assistant Editor

Trevor Myers

Executive Producer

Erica Thompson


Jamie Lynn Perritt