Wolfberg

Wolfberg
Wolfberg is Jan Kalvoda and Premek Ponahly, a visionary Prague-based directing duo who can transform any ad concept into an unforgettable tour de force—all thanks to their contemporary point of view and old-school mastery of in-camera effects, stop motion animation, and other highly stylized visual techniques.
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In 2008, two agency creatives named Jan Kalvoda and Premek Ponahly teamed up in a secret lair in Prague to become the advertising superpower known as Wolfberg. Their mission: to leverage their wealth of experience at renowned agencies such as Leo Burnett, Euro RSCG, and Y&R to save commercial filmmaking from the evils of mediocrity, facelessness, and boredom.

With their talents combined, Wolfberg has since established themselves as a potent force for good in the global ad scene. Their work flexes an unconventional creative muscle. By featuring spellbinding in-camera effects and delightful artisanal techniques like stop motion animation, their spots manage to attract the eye as effectively as even the best post work—while also maintaining a personal touch that engages audiences around the world on a deeper level.

A wide range of high-profile clients has sought out Wolfberg’s unique directorial style, including Budweiser, Google, Lexware, McDonald’s, and Nescafé. Their Budweiser/Budvar spot  “Dark” took home a Golden Drum for its deliciously lowbrow pairing of live action and stop motion. It’s a perfect example of how Wolfberg satisfies clients’ needs and leaps filmmaking expectations in a single bound.