Wheelchair Athletes Deliver Unexpected Performance in Touching Guinness Ad

BBDO New York orchestrates inspiring game for the brew

Published On
Sep 05, 2013

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BBDO New York's latest spot for Guinness beer finds a group of men in the midst of a grueling game of wheelchair basketball, with Murderball-inspired vigor. The sweat-covered friends wrestle for possession of the ball, collide, fall over and get back up with quick, but strained movements. They celebrate baskets made, demonstrating strong camaraderie until the game comes to an end and the true depth of their bond is revealed. The Cinematic Orchestra's moving "To Build a Home" -- a frequently featured track in climactic or sorrowful scenes of television shows such as Homeland and Grey's Anatomy -- backs the well-framed and smoothly edited ad.


Sep 05, 2013
Brand :
Client :
Agency :
BBDO-New York
Senior Creative Director/Art Director :
Dan Lucey
Senior Creative Director/Copywriter :
Chris Beresford-Hill
Director, Integrated Production :
David Rolfe
Executive Producer :
Kevin Wilson
Senior Content Producer :
Tricia Lentini
Production Company :
Director :
Noam Murro
Senior Executive Producer :
Shawn Lacy
Line Producer :
Emily Skinner
Edit House :
Work Editorial Inc
Editor :
Neil Smith
Assistant Editor :
Adam Witten
Sound Design :
Brian Emrich
Sound Mixer :
Tom Jucarone
Director, Photography :
Simon Duggan
Color :
Agency :
BBDO-New York
Visual Effects :
Absolute Post
Senior Creative Director/Copywriter :
Tom Kraemer
Executive Creative Director :
Will Boudreau
Executive Creative Director :
Greg Hahn
Executive Creative Director :
Mike Smith
Music Executive Producer :
Loren Parkins
Chief Creative Officer :
David Lubars

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