04–2016
HENNESSY V.S

We uncovered Hennessy’s first multi-generational story about father-son explorers, The Piccards.

Auguste was the first to reach the stratosphere. His son, Jacques, was the first to reach the ocean’s deepest point.





The film reimagines their incredible feats as one continuous upward journey. 
But at the heart of it, was a human story of ambition spanning two generations.



HE PASSED ON TO ME A SENSE OF CURIOSITY, A DESIRE TO MISTRUST DOGMAS AND COMMON ASSUMPTIONS, A BELIEF IN FREE WILL AND CONFIDENCE IN THE FACE OF THE UNKNOWN.

Bertrand Piccard

Son of Jacques, Grandson of August,
Third generation explorer and first man to complete a non-stop balloon flight around the globe.






The Piccards film won five Gold Lions in Film Craft. For an in-depth look at how it all came to life, watch a behind-the-scenes film put together by The Mill.



Hennessy brand ambassador and hip-hop icon, Nas, narrated the cutdown versions of the film.