Backyard Director Rob Pritts, via The Richards Group, recently completed an entertaining eight-spot campaign under the Let It All In idea. The campaign highlights the emotional experiences that result from using Charter TV, Internet and phone services. The campaign is notable for the breadth and variety of the individual spots, which together form a unique showcase of Pritts' versatility. Four of the spots are currently airing, with the remaining four slated to air late in the fall.
cleverly showcases Charter's two-year price guarantee for its three-in-one TV, Internet, and phone packages by profiling grinning, love-struck newlyweds strolling into their spacious new home, boxes stacked high. Two years later, the frazzled duo is stuck in the cluttered home with bawling twins. "A lot can change in two years, but not everything has to," a narrator offers before detailing the company's consistent price policy.
highlights Charter On Demand. When a hapless office worker overhears an attractive colleague discussing her obsession with the fictional chic-drama Lola's Life, he spends a sleepless night on the couch laughing, crying, and cheering along with the entire series, an exhaustive experiment that provides conversational gold the next day at work.
is a plug for Charter DVR. A football-crazy sports fan explodes into his home and begs his pet parrot to reveal the final score of the match-up between St. Louis and Seattle. "Game over. Last second field goal," the bird replies. "Which team?" the fan begs. The absurd exchange continues until the parrot suggests tuning into the DVR to watch the entire game uninterrupted, sending the elated fan into exaltations over his pet's genius.
is an inventive, engrossing spot featuring the classic tune You Are My Sunshine. As a lone artist sings through a soft rendition of the tune in a YouTube-style Internet video, snippets of classic movies, sitcoms, gamers, and hardcore partiers appear in-camera and across multiple TV and computer screens, each shown verbalizing parts of the song's lyrics in an out-of-context situation: "Sun-shine!" yell a pair of roof-raising, dorm-room-bound college kids; "You make meÃ¢â‚¬Â¦" growls an exacerbated TV sitcom housewife; "Happy?" shrugs her husband; "When skies are gray," bellows a weatherman from a laptop screen.
Client: Charter Communications
My Day, Calling Home, Frame, Good Game
Air Date: September 2010
Agency: The Richards Group, Dallas, TX
CD: Lennon Courtney
AD: Bo McCord, Judy Wright, Kiran Koshy, Elijah Farmer
Copy: Tom McDonough, Wade Sturdivant, Wendy Mayes, Jim Goldberg, Lennon Courtney
Producer: Kim Alexander
Prod Co: Backyard
Director: Rob Pritts
DP: Nigel Bluck
EP: Kris Mathur
Producer: Carr Donald
Editorial Co: N20 Editorial
Editor: Jayson Limmer
Producer: Barbara Sanders
EP: Lisa Hill
Post/Effects Co: N20 Editorial
Lead VFX/VFX Artist: Dan Hill
Telecine Co: Filmworkers Club Dallas
Colorist: Matt McClain
Producer: Juanita Davilla
Music Co: Breed Music
Creative Director: Brian Flores
Producer: Kathy Cogar
Audio Post Co: N20
Mixer: Eric Jenkins
Shoot Location: Los Angeles
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