How winning an Andy could rescue you from a miserable existence in the sewers

Award show's call for entries film from Wieden & Kennedy offers hope of escape

Published On
Jan 23, 2020

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If this year's call for entries film for the Andy Awards is to be believed, winning one could elevate your career from the gutter to working for the most happening agency in town.

The film, created via Wieden & Kennedy, depicts a creative languishing in a dank sewer with his laptop, with a shelf full of awards from lesser organizations that haven't managed to change his career. The voiceover asks "How did you end up here" and compares him to "some kind of mole person" living in a "deep dark rut."

He finds a manhole opening to the street, where he stares up at the bright window of an ad agency full of creatives having fun with VR headsets and brainstorming vivaciously in meetings. Of course, there are a bunch of Andys gleaming in the windows. (In case you didn't spot it—the cool agency is actually W&K, Portland.)

The spot ends with the tagline "You're Only One Andy Away." It promotes the Andy's awards deadline of Jan. 29 (submissions can be entered here).

The campaign comes as the Advertising Club of New York announces its 2020 jury for the Andys. This year's jurors include Publicis global chief creative officer Bruno Bertelli, Adam&Eve/DDB's chief creative oficer Richard Brim and Wieden & Kennedy's global chief creative officer Colleen DeCourcy. 


Jan 23, 2020
Client :
ANDY Awards
Agency :
Wieden & Kennedy-Portland
President & CEO :
Gina Grillo
Marketing Manager :
Sydni Allen
Associate Director :
Ariel Blakeman
Coordinator :
Enas Hassan
President :
Colleen Decourcy
Global PR Director :
Rebecca Groff
Creative Director :
Jason Kreher
Creative Director :
Matt Sorrell
Copywriter :
Mike Egan
Art Director :
Robbie Rane
Business Director :
Katie Gurgainus
Brand Executive :
Breanna Jones
Director :
Mike Egan
Producer :
Rachel Gardell
Director of Photography :
Bobby Bukowski
1st Assistant Director :
David Brame
WK STudios Director :
Patty Brebner
Post Executive Producer :
Jen Milano
Editor :
Sam Zimman
Finish Executive Producer :
Bugs Russell
Sound Designer :
Noah Woodburn
Colorist :
Jasmine Vasquez
Location Manager :
Don Baldwin
Gaffer :
Justin Ward
Key Grip :
Oliver Schaal
Best Boy Grip :
Eric Bixler
Best Boy Gaffer :
Joseph Timpko
Additional Grip :
Chip Ingram
1st Assistant Camera :
Jared Rogers
2nd Assistant Camera :
Erik Wallin
Anders Lund
Production Designer :
Zac Brockhoff
Key Grip :
Lanny Shields
Josh Pino
Wardrobe Stylist :
Erin Orr
Wardrobe Assistant :
Dionne Barens
Hair & Makeup :
Eve White
HMU Assist :
Erin Toft
Production Assistant :
Nick Grill
Production Assistant :
Maria Allison
Production Assistant :
Cole Miller
Production Assistant :
Bailey Salway

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