Client: EA Sports
Date: Aug 2020
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After appointing Kode Media as production and creative partner, EA Sports has released a powerful film to launch Anthony Joshua’s arrival into the new UFC 4 game.

Kode and 20something collaborated to create a film which features AJ training in Finchley and District Amateur Boxing Club – where his inspiring career began. As we see AJ training, we hear his voice tell the real, raw and unfiltered story of himself as a fighter.

The public is used to seeing AJ as a giant inside the ring and a gentleman outside of it. But in this film, AJ delves deep into the more primal side of fighting for a living. “In the run up to the fight, it’s all business. But when you’re exchanging blows, that goes out the window. It’s personal” AJ tells us.

He then recounts the extreme sacrifices he makes simply to prepare his mind and

body for every fight. As we hear AJ deliver these powerful words we see striking, glitchy animations laid atop the footage, nodding to his Yoruba Heritage. Slowly and surely, we see AJ transform into his in-game self.

The film was directed by Harry Kauty, at Kode Media, who recently directed the Arsenal x Bruised Banana film for Adidas Originals.


Clients – Alex Wilde, Jason Nikkinen – EA Sports

Creative – 20something

Production – Kode Media

Director – Harry Cauty – Kode Media

Producer – Jack Goodwin – Kode Media

Edit – Harry Cauty – Kode Media

ECD – Will Thacker

Copywriter – Elliott Starr

2D & 3D Animation – Andy Dawson, Anthony Scott, Rinat Ashkenazi

Designer – Rory Stiff, Casey Highfield

Sound Design & Mix – Harvey Gunn

Composer – Harvey Gunn

Colour – Kia Van Beers – nineteentwenty

Color Producer: David Keegan - nineteentwenty