Merck: Ode to the Future


Merck: Ode to the Future

2018 marked the 350th anniversary of science and technology company Merck

But instead of looking back, the company  focused on the future – celebrating curiosity and the collaborations that will define the next 350 years of human development.

Teaming up with acclaimed artist Mira Calix and six unborn babies, we created a branded film that tells the story of a unique musical experiment.

Ode to the Future - Sonification

Using ultrasound to scan the movements of each fetus, sonification specialists turned the resulting data into audio frequencies – forming the basis for Calix’s musical interpretation and accompanying art installation.

Ode to the Future - Musicians

Documenting what’s possible when curious minds from different fields collaborate, the film inspired scientific audiences–including three Nobel prizewinners–to explore and share ideas for the future of science and technology.


  • New York Festivals Advertising Awards: 1st Prize (Film Craft: Best Original Music)
  • Golden Award of Montreux: Gold Medal (Corporate Film: Technique – Music)
  • LOVIE Awards: Gold & People’s Award (Internet Video: Music & Entertainment)
  • MAX Award: Gold
  • Best of Business-to-Business: Bronze (Corporate Digital Campaign)
  • London International Awards: Finalist (Music & Sound: Music Original – Score)
  • One Show: Shortlist (Branded Entertainment: Music Video)