Hennessy : Manny-Extended Cut

What is your Wild Rabbit?

Published On
Apr 02, 2012

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Each one of us has a wild rabbit -- that elusive motivation that drives us to succeed. That theme is the centerpiece of a big, beautiful new campaign for Hennessy from Droga5 New York.

With artfully directed television work by Johnny Green, the first of two commercials follows Filipino fighter and congressman Manny Pacquiao. Director Martin Scorsese and singer Erykah Badu are also featured in the integrated campaign.

The Pacquiao film was shot in Manila, featuring the fighter going through his regular pre-fight ritual, interspersed with shots of his fans crowding around televisions to cheer him on as he enters the ring. What's his Wild Rabbit? Fighting the fight that really matters.

The campaign also includes a stunning website, NeverStopNeverSettle.com, an immersive online journey through the world of Hennessy through a rabbit hole of sorts. Fans can learn about the motivations of these famous people, as well as share their own white rabbits and get access to Hennessy events.

The Wild Rabbit is a lore from Cognac, the French town where the drink comes from. Cognac is home to many rabbits, which are rarely seen, making them the driving force behind people's successes. Or so the legend goes.

Check out all the print, commercials (including an extended cut of the Pacqiuao film) and the digital work on the right.


Apr 03, 2012
Production Company :
Director :
Johnny Green
Agency :
Droga5-New York
Brand :
Client :
Executive Creative Director/Production :
Ted Royer
Executive Creative Director/Production :
Nik Studzinski
Copywriter :
Feliks Richter
Art Director :
Alexander Nowak
Head of Integrated Production :
Sally-Ann Dale
Executive Producer :
Ben Davies
Associate Producer :
Sarah Frances Hartley
Head of Strategy :
Jonny Bauer
Director, Photography :
Linus Sandgren
Executive Producer :
Matt Buels
Executive Producer :
Kevin Byrne
Producer :
Robert Bray
Editorial :
Editor :
Sam Sneade
Assistant Editor :
Ellie Johnson
Post Production :
The Mill
Executive Producer :
Sean Costelloe
Producer :
Rachel Stones
Colorist :
Fergus McCall
Creative Director :
Dan Williams
Lead CG :
Jeffrey Dates
Flame Artist :
Iwan Zwarts
Flame Artist :
Danny Morris
Character Design :
Tim Haldeen
Composer :
Human Worldwide
Sound Director :
Sound Engineer :
Aaron Reynolds
Sound Engineer :
Joe Mount
Creative Director :
Maja Fernqvist
Creative Director :
Joakim Saul

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