FiveCurrents created and produced the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for Asia’s biggest sporting event, the 2018 Asian Games. The dazzling opening ceremony showcased Indonesia with its rich cultural diversity, magnificent natural wonders and warm and welcoming people. The ceremony was broadcast to more than 1 billion people around the world.
We helped Copa América, the oldest international continental football competition in the world, celebrate its 100-year anniversary. The historic event kicked off at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California, with 16 countries coming together to compete on the world stage in one unforgettable tournament. FiveCurrents was selected to produce the Opening and Closing Shows, which were broadcast to a worldwide audience by FOX and Univision.
The Opening Ceremony of the Salt Lake 2002 Olympic Winter Games won more Emmy Awards than any Olympic Ceremony in history; seven statues were shared for creative and production excellence. Our 10,180 cast and volunteers brought the games vision, Light the Fire Within, to life in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies—bookends of a rich and resonant story that drew the largest American audience of any Olympic Ceremony before or after.
FiveCurrents was retained by the London 2012 Organizing Committee as the production company and guiding hand behind the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies. The Ceremonies team included London creative visionaries Danny Boyle, Stephen Daldry, Mark Fisher, and Hamish Hamilton. From James Bond escorting the Queen, to Mr. Bean taking the lead in Chariots of Fire, Britain was on the stage for an audience of 4.2 billion people.
The 2015 Special Olympics World Games was the largest event to take place in Los Angeles since the 1984 Olympic Games. FiveCurrents was honored to produce the Opening and Closing Ceremonies to recognize the real superstars of LA 2015: the athletes. The celebration culminated with U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama declaring the Games officially open, kicking off a fireworks display with the intensity to match the excitement of the athletes and their families as the Games began.
As Executive and Creative Producers, FiveCurrents launched the first-ever Ceremonies for the inaugural European Games. The Games were broadcast to more than 500 million people, and built a cultural connection between Europe and Azerbaijan and its capital city Baku.
The Ceremonies told a universal human story, using Azerbaijani elements in a way that was contemporary, inventive, and playful.