Slide on the Edge: Constructing Malibu's Giant Waterslide
In summer 2018, The Creatv Company was tasked with facilitating and building the sets for a campaign by Vice Scandinavia for Malibu Rum. Hosted by Nick Jonas, this was an explosive three days event taking place at a beautiful coastal city of Mui Ne, Vietnam, for which we won the bid against Mexico, a heavy contender considering their coastal landscape.
Preparation was mainly focused on a series of complex infrastructure constructed entirely from scratch including an oobleck double pool and a beach arena.
But the most daunting task our team had to face was building a water slide on top of a sand dune of a desert.
Standing at 100 feet altitude and a 45 degree angle, this is the largest water slide ever been built in Vietnam, and possibly the largest in the world.
The challenge here was not simply building a water slide, but raising it on top of the edge of the sand dune next to the ocean. This also called for a great extent in safety measure, especially ensuring the base structure of the slide is secured and rock-solid on the constantly shifting sand.
As time was at the essence, our team of nearly one hundred professionals including designers, architects, and laborers, worked tirelessly for two months in the burning sand to execute the massive project.
This was another summer highlight in our book as it proves that nothing is ever impossible when you have an a team of rock-stars who not only work hard, but also work smart with every bit of knowledge, experience, and dedication they have.
Check out the first video of the even below or go here for Malibu Rum's official channel.
Advertiser: Vice Scandinavia (Denmark)
Brand: Malibu Rum
Production Service Company: The Creatv Company Vietnam
Producer: Irene Trinh (Vietnam Unit)
Managing Director: Othello Khanh
Location manager: Ken Tran (Vietnam Unit)
Director: Jake Sherry
DOP: Talib Rasmussen
Executive Producer: Mikkel Katsberg
Creative Agency: Vice's Virtue World Wide (Scandinavia)
Creative Director: Trine Qvistgaard
Category: Alcoholic Beverages , Liqueur
Genre: Action , Musical , People , Scenic