Actor Jason Sudeikis looks straight ahead


TurboTax unveiled ‘Matchmaker,’ its Super Bowl LVI spot featuring the new TurboTax Live AI-powered expert matching tool. The brand’s 45-second spot celebrates tax filer’s unique situations and the TurboTax Live expert equipped to handle it. To showcase the versatility and variety of the tax experts, the film features a freelancer, a millennial crypto trader and Jason Sudeikis as… Jason Sudeikis. 

Effects Simulation
Visual Effects Supervisor
A person inside of a closet in between clothes. The outer corners of the image have been blurred

In partnership with Wieden+Kennedy and director Alex Prager of Arts & Sciences, Framestore’s Los Angeles-based team stepped in to oversee a host of digital visual effects that maintained a mechanical and in-camera aesthetic.

“Alex Prager’s vision was clear and well defined coming into this, and as a fan of her photography, I felt we needed to do all that we could to make sure it was unspoiled by the process,” said James Rogers, Framestore Creative Director. “We broke the scenes down as much as we could into smaller elements; and with some brilliant production design, we were able to assemble something that felt like hundreds of stage hands, pulleys and ropes were at work behind the scenes.”

In reality, there were many computer chips whirring away, but the focus remained on maintaining a result that felt analog. The Wieden+Kennedy team brought with them a sense of calm and whimsy, reflected in the spot itself, allowing for a unique style of visual storytelling.

a person midway through taking off a face mask
a person in a dry cleaners coming down a ladder while holding a human suit


Arts & Sciences
Alex Prager
Director of Photography
Matthew Libatique
Creative Director
James Rogers
VFX Supervisor
Christian Nielsen
President of Advertising, US
James Razzall
Director of Production
Carla Attanasio
Executive Producer
Dan Roberts
Senior Producer
Scott Tinter
Flame Artists
Andy Davis, Shauna Prescott
Company 3
Beau Leon
Color Associate Producer
Jamie Runkle
Geoff Hounsell
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