The Last Panthers
My roles: Concept, creative direction, scripts
A series of documentaries made at The Telegraph in association with Sky Atlantic to promote its new drama, The Last Panthers. The show is based on the secretive international diamond heist gang The Pink Panthers, which is responsible for some of the most audacious heists ever. My brief was to drive awareness of the show, whilst also positioning Sky Atlantic as the best premium subscription drama channel in the UK.
My solution was to create a three-part documentary which would introduce the audience to the world of the real Pink Panthers that the show is based on, creating a credible introduction to the world viewers are about to enter with Sky Atlantic’s The Last Panthers. The series features extremely stylised reconstructions with a rigorously researched scripted narration. The films have a solid journalistic grounding with a premium commercial finish.
Origins, filmed in Serbia, uncovers the birth of the Pink Panthers, how people are recruited and what drives them to a life of crime.
Heists explores the meticulous planning that goes into a Pink Panthers heist, using the theft of a $31 million necklace, the Comtesse de Vendôme in Tokyo, as a perfect example.
Influence looks at the rise of the copy-cat thieves which don’t work by the same code of ethics as the Pink Panthers. Filmed in the Parisian banlieues to explore what drives kids today to a life of crime glamourised by the Pink Panthers.