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Branded  Content


Video  Production


Chris Erickson, Creative  Director

Nathan Crawford,  Strategist

Bruin Alexander,  Photography

Ryan Neal Cordwell, Video &  Editing

We took Corkcicle to Iceland for some old-fashioned  adventure.

Corkcicle makes premium canteens that look great and take punishment. When the sun’s out, they keep beverages cold. In the darkness of winter, they keep stuff hot. Damn it if they don’t look good doing  it.

With snowy boots and misted parkas, we traversed Iceland’s bitter tundra to document the Corkcicle lineup in the conditions they were designed to withstand. We came back with videos for social, a three-minute brand spot and a photo catalog of gear in action across the magic  land.

“The Brand Adventures team at Parliament has a job everyone wishes they had. In spite of our jealousy, we received incredible footage of our products for a recent campaign. Brand Adventures offers a unique model for the demands of a brand today where there’s always a need for more high quality content to be  produced.”

—Stephen Bruner,  Corkcicle

Land of fire and  ice.

From Hellnar to Húsavík, we sought the wild of the isle. What we got was nasty gale winds and raw, unrelenting terrain. Tire pressure dialed and four-wheel-drive in low, we crawled rock, crushed ice and forded fjords, for real. Viking-helmet bravery got us through it. Few places on earth are as cold or ridiculously beautiful; we’re honored to share some of our  favorites.

All the country's  finest.

Grundarfjörður is a quaint 1,000-person town about 105 miles northwest of Reykjavík and serves as a jump point to the peninsula’s abundant natural wonders. Nearby Kirkjufell, or Church Mountain, is famous for its Northern Lights views. Snæfellsnes National Park caps the westernmost front and extends into the sea. Home to Iceland’s symbolic Snæfellsnes volcano and glacier ice cap, lava tubes channel water into falls supplying rich vegetative and birdlife  preserves.

Some postcard  potential.

Skógáfoss is one of Iceland’s largest and most iconic waterfalls, cascading 200 feet from the highlands and onetime sea cliff. A short scurry up slick moss and rock trail offers panoramic views from atop and behind. When weather cooperates, spray famously casts sunlight into idyllic bands of  color.

Legends of  rock.

The island’s famed South Coast is home to a stretch of its most impressive black sand beach. Cavernous and haunting, massive basaltic columns rise up a jagged cliff face overlooking ferocious seas pounding the beach and Reynisdrangar sea stacks—petrified trolls cast into folkloric  stone.

Chips off the old  block.

The massive seven square mile lake on the southeastern coast blurs the fringe between land, Vatnajökull National Park, and the sea. Carved by the park’s Breiðamerkurjökull glacier and continuously deepened by its melt, blocks calve away to reveal ancient blue bergs. There neighborhood seals and birds feed on shoals of fish, stocked periodically from tide to  tide.

Wander out  yönder.

Over 8,000 sprawling square miles of varied landscape house only some 13,000 people. Its biggest resident, the Vatnajökull glacier, boasts the island’s largest and most plentiful ice cap. Along the coast, the Eastfjords and tiny fishing villages charm, while the southeastern Stokksnes Beach provides Game of Thrones views of Mt.  Vestrahorn.

Takk, it’s a  wrap.

Huge thanks to Stephen Bruner and the Corkcicle crew for helping make this happen, as well as Ryan Neal Cordwell and Bruin Alexander. Iceland’s amazingness beckons soon return, and when we do, toasty Corkcicle canteens will be  handy.

An eagle means Parliament