Revolver x Somesuch + The Monkeys win Ciclope APAC 2024 Grand Prix for SOH ‘Play It Safe’; Revolver named Production Company of the Year; The Monkeys named Agency of the Year

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Revolver x Somesuch and The Monkeys have scored the Grand Prix at CICLOPE APAC 2024 Festival for Sydney Opera House ‘Play It Safe’. In addition to the Grand Prix, Revolver has been crowned Production Company of the Year; The Monkeys has been crowned Agency of the Year and Kim Gehrig has been named Director of the Year.


Expert jurors from Asia Pacific and the world awarded the best-crafted creative work of the year to set the benchmark in categories including direction, cinematography, production design, editing, VFX, animation and more.

The jury awarded one Grand Prix, alongside thirteen other awards.

The Grand Prix was awarded to ‘Play it Safe’ for Sydney Opera House, directed by Kim Gehrig, produced by Revolver x Somesuch, and created by The Monkeys, part of Accenture Song, music by Turning Studios, and editing by ARC EDIT and Trim Editing. Play it Safe won in Music and in Direction.

Revolver was also awarded for Hornbach ‘1 Square Metre’, directed by Steve Rogers, winning in the Direction and Production Design category.

The full list of winners and credits is available here.

The festival brought Asia Pacific’s craft talent together in Tokyo for talks, networking and to celebrate the best craft in the region. Top global talent such as Makoto Nagahisa, Director, Dentsu; Elliott Power, Director & Musician, Love Song; and Thay Littichai, Director, Unboxnow shared their craft insights and processes live on stage.

Says Francisco Condorelli, founder and festival director at CICLOPE: “Huge congratulations to all of our winners and thank  you to our incredible jurors for their insight, expertise and time. Also sending special thanks to everyone who attended in Tokyo and our sponsors. We can’t wait for 2025.”