Proud to Be Irish: Cillian Murphy Narrates Guinness Brand Film With Focus on Heritage

Spot Takes Us Inside Its Dublin Brewery

Published On
Sep 15, 2014

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Guinness takes a step away from its traditional high-concept advertising in this brand film commissioned out of Guinness Europe, which takes a look inside its Dublin brewery and emphasizes its Irish heritage and history. Irish actor Cillian Murphy narrates the spot, directed by Anonymous Content's Phillip Montgomery, although apart from the voiceover it features real Guinness employees instead of actors.

There's also a focus on ingredients and origins, something we've seen recently in Kellogg's and McDonald's advertising; the film emphasizes Guinness' links with Irish farmers that "span generations" and shows how it roasts its own barley. (We're also reminded of Reebok's latest film going back to its roots in Northern England.)

The ad, which will run in the U.K. and Ireland, directs viewers to a microsite entitled "In Pursuit of More" where you can explore more about the Dublin brewery. It was created by Philadelphia agency Quaker City Mercantile.


Sep 15, 2014
Brand :
Client :
Director :
Phillip Montgomery
Agency :
Quaker City Mercantile
Color and Finishing :
Carbon VFX
Colorist :
Paul Byrne
Creative Director/Lead Flame Artist :
Chris Noellert
Executive Producer :
Marlo Kinsey
Associate Producer :
Nick Vassil

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