The Dallaglio Foundation is a charity that supports 14-17 year olds who are outside of mainstream education. Bottle have an ongoing relationship with the Dallaglio Foundation and as part of this, we were asked to create video assets for their annual 8Rocks fundraising gala in London.
8Rocks has a tradition of creating a short, comedy “ice-breaker” video at the beginning of the show that featuring Lawrence Dallaglio and this year, we wanted to combine this with an footage of the foundation’s work in action. A handful of the young people that the foundation supports had been selected to spend a morning with three members of Team Wiggins at the Olympic Velodrome in London – we wanted to capture their experience but also had the opportunity to work with comedian, Jack Whitehall, so decided to combine track footage with a reprisal of the very successful Samsung School of Rio videos that aired in the summer of 2016.
It was great fun to shoot at such a spectacular location and have to chance to write jokes for a well known comedian like Jack. Bottle’s Wes West wrote and directed the video and it was shot by our friends at Warpline.
In addition to the ice-breaker video, we produced a more persistent piece of content for 8Rocks that documents the role of RugbyWorks programme in turning round the lives of the young people supported by the Dallaglio Foundation.