ABBA Voyage is a mind-blowing, immersive concert which features photoreal ‘Abbatars’ of the band by George Lucas’s ILM, as if Benny, Bjorn, Agnetha and Frida have been transported forty years through time to play for us now. They are backed by a live 10-piece band and a spectacular light show, all housed in a custom-built arena in London’s Olympic Park.
As an integral part of the show we’ve effectively created animated music videos for two beloved ABBA songs, ‘Eagle’ and ‘Voulez-vous’. Insomuch as they are inspired by and carefully entwined with the music. Except these are not animated performance videos, rather, they are a cinematic narrative told in two chapters.
It is the story of Rora, an inquisitive explorer on a personal, colourful and psychedelic pilgrimage. We first meet Rora searching a snow covered, Scandinavian-like forest, seeking something. When Rora uncovers an ancient artefact we’re propelled on a long journey, across wondrous, extraordinary and sometimes dangerous landscapes. Where this ultimately leads us is hopefully unexpected and beautiful.
“This was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make a film for one of the greatest bands on the planet, for not one but two songs. A twice-in-a-lifetime opportunity! It has been incredible to be part of the show and the truly unique reward is to stand amongst three thousand fans, all dancing and singing along to our films.”