More than ever, connections between human beings are so critical in order for us to move forward.
No matter what color we are, how old we are, we can connect. That is the case in this splendid new short film titled ‘Max & Bill.’
The next chapter in the ‘Give Extra, get extra’ campaign tells the touching story of an unlikely friendship between two strangers, and how small, unexpected gestures – like sharing gum – can help form a lasting relationship regardless of age, race or gender.
Directed by Rattling Stick’s Pete Riski, young Max shows up at the park whenever he can to play checkers with older man Bill, who shares his Extra gum with him. When Bill doesn’t show up, Max finds where he is and visits him with a hug at the home he lives in. Watch the two-minute film below:
The use and sharing of Extra Gum could have really come off extra cheesy in this video. But it’s a tribute to the creatives and Riski as well as Assembly Room’s Eve Ashwell that it doesn’t. The spot highlights what is so wrong with the country these days.
And what is so right. This is why it’s Reel Chicago’s “Reel Ad of the Week.” Or as we like to say, it’s RAW!
Debuting nationally, ‘Max & Bill’ features a rendition of the song Every Age, recorded by emerging music artist Jacob Banks.
Client: Extra Refreshers
Agency: Energy BBDO
Chief Creative Officer: Andrés Ordóñez
Executive Creative Director: Pedro Pérez
Executive Creative Director: Josh Gross
Creative Director: Manuel Torres
Creative Director: Alejandro Juli
Art Director: Elaine Kalvelage
Copywriter: Cassidy Buzin
Head of Integrated Production: John Pratt
Producer: Maddie Gorman
Executive Art Producer: Liz Miller-Gershfeld
Executive Director of Music: Daniel Kuypers
Program Director: Jeremy Hawking
Client Service Director: Lianne Sinclair
Global Sr. Account Director: Jamie DeFer
Account Supervisor: Kristin Grandberry
Global Strategy Director: Allison Arling-Giorgi
Production Company: Rattling Stick USA
Director: Pete Riski
Line Producer: Tessa Mitchell
Executive Producers: Joe Biggins & Jeff Shupe
Head of Production: Richard McIntosh
Editorial Company: The Assembly Rooms
Editor: Eve Ashwell
Assistant Editor: Kevin Corry
Producer: Daniel Breheny
Animation/Motion Graphics Company: Cream Electric Art Australia
Creative Director: Bruce Bigelow
Producer: Diane Williams
Color/Finish: The Mill
Colorist: Oisin O’Driscoll
Post Producer: Matthew Engel
Finish Artists: Heidi Anderson & Alison Bloom
Audio Company: Another Country
Sound Engineer: John Binder
Audio Assistants: Logan Vines & Josh Hunnicutt
Producer: Louise Rider & Tim Konn
Vocals/Song: Jacob Banks – ‘Every Age’
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