Volkswagen Golf: Drive until, Chapter 1 - Courage by Red Urban, Untitled Films for Volkswagen

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Volkswagen Golf: Drive until, Chapter 1 - Courage

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Industry Cars
Media Film
Market Canada
Agency Red Urban
Creative Director Christina Yu
Agency Untitled Films
Director Jean-Michel Ravon
Producer Didier Toval
Account Supervisor Sonia Ruckemann
Editor Paul Jutras
Released June 2011

Credits & Description

Volkswagen, which translates as “the People’s Car”, is collaborating with their fans to create the third installment of the recently launched “Drive Until…” campaign for the Golf. The idea is get fans involved through Facebook, letting them be a part of the creative and production process in real time. The initiative not only helps the fans create the kind of spot they’d like to see, it also gives people a glimpse “under the hood” to see the process involved in making a television ad. The first two advertisements in the series follow a man, in his early 30s, as he takes two very important steps in his life. The first installment, “Courage”, shows the man driving his Golf around the block repeatedly, as he mentally prepares to propose to his girlfriend. When he makes up his mind and parks the car in front of his girlfriend’s house, the words “Drive until you find the courage.” appear on the screen. The second spot, “Time”, shows the same man driving around in his Golf with his three best friends the night before the wedding. As the man prepares to head into the church, the words “Drive until it’s time.” appear. In order to complete the trilogy, Volkswagen Canada will ask fans what the next chapter in the “Drive Until…” series should be. From there, Volkswagen and advertising agency Red Urban will work with the fans to generate the script, make decisions on actors, music and a number of other key decisions.
Advertising Agency: Red Urban, Canada
Creative Director: Christina Yu
Art Directors: Christina Yu, Damian Simev
Copywriters: Matt Syberg-Olsen, Jon Taylor
Agency Producer: David Isaac
Account Supervisor: Sonia Ruckemann
Account Director: Caroline Kilgour
Director: Jean-Michel Ravon
Production Company: Untitled Films
DP: John Houtman
Executive Producer: Lexy Kavluk
Line Producer: Tuula Hopp
Editorial: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Paul Jutras
Assistant Editor: Yumi Suyama
Colourist: Eric Whipp / Alter Ego
Online / VFX: Track & Field VFX
Flame Artists: Ernie Mordak & Andrew Rolfe
Music / Sound House: Apollo Studios
Producer: Didier Toval
Music Track: “Just Like Honey” by Jesus & Mary Chain
Co-prod: Carling Doubt & Angelina Milanovic
Engineer: Brad Nelson
Assist Engineer: Harry Knazen