Kenzo Digital Immersive is an immersive storytelling agency that specializes in creating ownable moments that organically becomes part of culture.

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About Kenzo Digital

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We are an immersive storytelling agency that specializes in creating ownable moments that organically become part of culture. We are masterful experiential storytellers and creative technologists, having worked with the biggest brands and artists to create highly impactful and culturally relevant work. We create unique, innovative, and boundary-pushing experiences that are never the same and always in tune with our audience. What separates us from the rest is simple: we are artists who have been working with technology for decades, with credibility across art, tech, advertising, and entertainment. The work speaks for itself.

We apply strategic campaign thinking to sprawling experiences that impact on-site crowds, as well as create optimized content to be shared across the social web, allowing millions to watch and partake remotely. We understand the importance of content [marketing] and how to make it accessible to the masses, even if only a lucky few can experience it on-site.

Through non-traditional, transmedia storycraft, we deliver indelible moments that resonate with audiences for the rest of their lives. We leverage technology to drive narratives that blur the line between fiction and reality, interactive content that builds campaigns with the power to blow minds and break down barriers.

Bacardi: Nocturnal Awakening

Created & Directed by Kenzo Digital

Bacardi, with its iconic bat logo, was perfectly positioned to own Halloween. To truly make its mark as the rightful owners, we created an experience for Bacardi that re-imagined the traditional concept of a “haunted house”to unprecedented levels of immersion.

A visually arresting and compelling installation known as “Nocturnal Awakening,” the experience included a two-floor, multi-room labyrinth that brought the bat – the creature most synonymous with the night – to life to tell the ultimate story of metamorphosis. As visitors entered the experience their notions of physical space were upended by a singular, multisensory opportunity to dive deep into their own psyche, through an all at once frightening, thrilling, and captivating experience.

The event was the beginning of a scalable, repeatable, and instant Halloween tradition. “Nocturnal Awakening” defined Bacardi as a true innovator and the rightful owner of one of the most important days on the marketing calendar.

Samsung: Social Galaxy in New York City and Rio 2016 Olympics

Created & Directed by Kenzo Digital

With the opening of a first of its kind experience store that doesn't sell any merchandise, Samsung tasked us with creating an installation that explored the convergence of technology and humanity. The installation was so successful at the 837 NYC experience store that we recreated it in Rio De Janeiro for the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Screens capture your past, mirror your present, and project your vision of the future. In this two-part immersive installation, seen through the lens [and powered by Samsung, screens became the synthesis of technology and identity.

Visitors to the Social Galaxy were guided through a mind-bending installation of their social media history – a mirrored tunnel lined with countless Samsung screens. For each visitor passing through the tunnel, we created a visceral experience of their infinite social media ether. From their first post, to the one they made en route to the experience, the ever-expanding ripples of all their photos, shares, and tweets led to a entirely new life perspective.

The climax was revealed outside the tunnel – a larger-than-life mosaic portrait on the Samsung Brand Wall made of 96 55-inch LCD screens, each displaying a fragment of the visitor’s social media identity. This defining moment gave the visitor a home within the walls of the space, within the high-tech world of Samsung, and great context in the galactic expanse of social consciousness.

The Social Galaxy installations garnered over 285 million organic media impressions and attracted hundreds of thousands of visitors including LeBron James and Kendall, Kylie, and Kim Kardashian.

United Nations World Humanitarian Day Performance: Beyonce’s “I Was Here”

Created & Directed by Kenzo Digital

We had the privilege of telling the story of the United Nation’s history and global impact through a one-of-a-kind live performance with Beyonce of her song “I Was Here” to launch World Humanitarian Day. Using massive scale projection mapping, we transformed the General Assembly of the UN into a living canvas with the largest indoor concave projection screen ever created.

This massive-scale projection was the backdrop for a live performance of Beyoncé’s “I Was Here,” the adopted anthem of WHD. In front of a live audience comprised of UN delegates and Beyonce fans, the project garnered massive support from the likes of Michelle Obama, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Oprah Winfrey, Jay Z to create a massive social media wave that created 2.67 billion media impressions, setting a social media record. The video earned a MTV VMA nomination.

Kenzo Paris S/S 2013 Runway Installation at Paris Fashion Show

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

At Le Maison du Judo, we concepted and directed the runway show for Kenzo Paris S/S ’13.

A cubic form installed at the center of the space displayed projection-based animations inspired by the collection’s concept of a digital jungle. Throughout the show, these animations transitioned from photorealistic to graphical, while the projectors distorted the edges of the cube.

The finale revealed each of the show’s models standing inside the installation, blurring the line between virtual and physical space. The press and public were invited inside of the cube at the conclusion of the show, opening up the prism-like installation to the crowd and allowing them to see the world through the lens of the digital jungle world.

Beyonce 2011 Billboard Award Interactive Film

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

In 2011, we concepted and directed Beyoncè’s live Billboard Awards performance.

Our goal was to obscure the line between reality and cinematic illusion, by integrating projection-mapping technology with Beyoncè’s unique, precise choreography.

The result was a performance that is documented in her HBO documentary, Life is But a Dream, and considered one of her most iconic and impactful to date.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Dwyane Wade "Dominate Another Day" Campaign Pt. 1 "The Mission"

Creative Directed & Art Directed by Kenzo Digital

Nike’s iconic Jordan brand, in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy, came to us creative-direct and art-direct a campaign based on future-Hall-of-Famer Dwayne Wade.

Off-court, Wade is one of the most urbane personalities in pop culture. On the court, however, he is a relentless force of nature. The campaign, titled “Dominate Another Day,” captured that 007-esque duality of Wade’s identity.

Throughout the campaign, Wade plays Agent D3, a special agent tasked with an ambitious mission to bring elusive championship rings to Miami (his former franchise). With the help of his quartermaster, H (played by Kevin Hart), D3 faces danger head-on as he battles opposing organizations that seek the very same prize.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Dwyane Wade "Dominate Another Day" Campaign Pt. 2 "The Escape"

Creative Directed & Art Directed by Kenzo Digital

Nike’s iconic Jordan brand, in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy, came to us creative-direct and art-direct a campaign based on future-Hall-of-Famer Dwayne Wade.

Off-court, Wade is one of the most urbane personalities in pop culture. On the court, however, he is a relentless force of nature. The campaign, titled “Dominate Another Day,” captured that 007-esque duality of Wade’s identity.

Throughout the campaign, Wade plays Agent D3, a special agent tasked with an ambitious mission to bring elusive championship rings to Miami (his former franchise). With the help of his quartermaster, H (played by Kevin Hart), D3 faces danger head-on as he battles opposing organizations that seek the very same prize.

Nike/Jordan Brand: Dwyane Wade "Dominate Another Day" Campaign Pt. 3 "Gadgets"

Creative Directed & Art Directed by Kenzo Digital

Nike’s iconic Jordan brand, in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy, came to us creative-direct and art-direct a campaign based on future-Hall-of-Famer Dwayne Wade.

Off-court, Wade is one of the most urbane personalities in pop culture. On the court, however, he is a relentless force of nature. The campaign, titled “Dominate Another Day,” captured that 007-esque duality of Wade’s identity.

Throughout the campaign, Wade plays Agent D3, a special agent tasked with an ambitious mission to bring elusive championship rings to Miami (his former franchise). With the help of his quartermaster, H (played by Kevin Hart), D3 faces danger head-on as he battles opposing organizations that seek the very same prize.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 1 "All of the Lights"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

We partnered with Heineken to direct a short video series for hip-hop icon Kanye West.

Our intent was to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. Twelve dynamic angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the performance, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video-art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 2 "Flashing Lights"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

We partnered with Heineken to direct a short video series for hip-hop icon Kanye West.

Our intent was to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. Twelve dynamic angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the performance, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video-art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 3 "Jesus Walks"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

We partnered with Heineken to direct a short video series for hip-hop icon Kanye West.

Our intent was to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. Twelve dynamic angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the performance, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video-art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 4 "Good Life"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

We partnered with Heineken to direct a short video series for hip-hop icon Kanye West.

Our intent was to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. Twelve dynamic angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the performance, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video-art compositions.

Heineken: Kanye West Video Art Concert Series Pt. 5 "I Do It"

Creative Directed and Directed by Kenzo Digital

We partnered with Heineken to direct a short video series for hip-hop icon Kanye West.

Our intent was to oppose the usual linear narrative of concert films. Twelve dynamic angles of Kanye’s performance were fused and overlaid to amplify the frenetic energy of the performance, yielding surreal clips that pay homage to Nam June Paik’s abstract video-art compositions.

City of God's Son

Directed & Produced by Kenzo Digital

City of God’s Son is a feature-length film created with a microphone instead of a camera. We music produced this immersive, audio-driven experience, and crafted a sprawling story from a re-contextualized archive of sampled media.

The narrative follows three young men growing up in a crime-ridden city, deep within a mythical jungle. The theme experiments with the “gangster archetype” in contemporary media, weaving musical history and crime-film symbolism into an operatic saga founded on brotherhood and survival.

Featuring the voices of Nas, Jay-Z, Ghostface, The Notorious B.I.G., Raekwon, Samuel L. Jackson, Laurence Fishburne, Delroy Lindo, and Al Pacino, as well as original narration by legendary soul singer Joe Bataan, City of God’s Son was released to critical acclaim, most notably from the Huffington Post, Kanye West, Complex Magazine, The Fader Magazine, and The Creator’s Project. The screenings of the film were sponsored by Tesla.