This Unexpected Honda Civic Spot Features a Shih Tzu and a Meteor

The Film from Leo Burnett Melbourne Is About Chasing Your Dreams

Published On
Jul 11, 2016

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It's safe to say this is the first commercial ever to feature a Shih Tzu, a meteor careening toward the earth and a news anchor uttering the word "poop." It's all part of an unconventional plug for the new Honda Civic, from Leo Burnett Melbourne.

The Australian video ad, "Chase It," opens with a bored TV reporter covering a dog show when she spots a meteor overhead. She takes off in a Civic to follow it (accidentally kidnapping a Shih Tzu along the way.) "We chased a dream to bring you the bold new Honda Civic," the voiceover says. "Go chase yours."


Jul 11, 2016
Brand :
Honda Civic
Client :
Honda Civic
Agency :
Leo Burnett-Melbourne
General Manager :
Scott McGregor
Customer Relations :
Scott McGregor
Brand Communications Manager :
Ben Familton
Communications Specialist :
Melissa Altarelli
Communications Specialist :
Sarah Tolliday
Chief Creative Officer :
Jason Williams
Senior Creative :
Alex Metson
Senior Creative :
Blair Kimber
Senior Creative :
Joe Hill
Senior Creative :
Garret Fitzgerald
Broadcast Producer :
Cinnamon Darvall
Group Account Director :
Chris Ivanov
Senior Account Director :
Jaime Morgan
Integrated Account Director :
Nick Bennett
Account Executive :
Alex Cusworth
Director, Integrated Strategy :
Ilona Janashavili
Strategy Planner :
Emily Gould
Senior Digital Strategist :
James Duthie
Senior Digital Producer :
Charles Crang
Associate Creative Director :
Tim Shelley
Senior Digital Designer :
Matthew Caminiti
Technical Director :
Luke Torney
Senior Back-End Developer :
Ken Chen
Front-End Developer :
Rami Yahya
Print Producer :
John Trifonopoulos
Social Media :
Chris Steele
Social Media :
Josh Popow
Production :
Goodoil Films
Director :
Nathan Price
Producer :
Andrew McLean
Executive Producer :
Juliet Bishop
Director, Photography :
Ginny Loane
Production Designer :
Guy Treadgold
Post Production Editorial :
The Butchery
Editor :
Jack Hutchings
Visual Effects :
Colin Renshaw
Supervisor :
Colin Renshaw
Visual Effects/Supervisor :
Alt. VFX
Sound Engineer :
Sam Hopgood
Sound Engineer :
Soundtrack :
Roger Hodgson
Soundtrack :

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