Rolls-Royce Wraith Launch Film Gets Accepted into British Film Institute National Archive


The launch film of the Rolls-Royce Wraith, titled ‘And the World Stood Still’, has been accepted into the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive, the world’s most significant collection of film and TV.

The film, which introduced Wraith as the most powerful and technologically advanced Rolls-Royce in history, had won a Gold Award for Non-Fiction Films at the 26th International Visual Communications Association Awards. It subsequently caught the attention of Patrick Russell, BFI’s Senior Curator for Non-Fiction Films, who regarded the film as a striking piece of contemporary cinematography, and thus decided to accept the film into the archive.

Rolls-Royce pulled out all the stops in creating the film. Shot at an undisclosed location near Barcelona in Spain, the shoot included a ‘Timeslice’ (frozen time) sequence using 100 Nikon dSLR cameras – the longest purpose-built dSLR camera rig in Europe.


Photo courtesy of Rolls-Royce

In celebration of the acceptance and the marque’s long heritage in film, Rolls-Royce has created the Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’, an edition of the Wraith with unique bespoke touches that hints at film noir. Going along the theme of the Silver Screen, the special-edition Wraith is decked out in a dual-tone silver paint, a solid silver hand-cast Spirit of Ecstasy hood ornament, and grey Anthracite leather with ebony panelling and aluminium trim.

Photos courtesy of Rolls-Royce

Photos courtesy of Rolls-Royce

The Rolls-Royce Wraith is the most powerful Rolls-Royce ever made, with a 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 generating 624 horsepower. Wraith ‘Inspired by Film’ debuts at the 2015 New York Auto Show today.

Watch the ‘And the World Stood Still’ film here:


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