Cops and Car Chase Parody Commercials
Highly popular cinema car chase scenes of the law and the lawless, the villainous and the virtuous, are inspirational brand campaign themes, for dramatised parodies by advertising agencies and commercial filmmakers.
1. Audi A6, The Chase
Advertising Agency: Venables Bell & Partners, San Francisco, California, USA
Production Company: Smuggler, Los Angeles, California, USA
Post Production and VFX Studio: The Mill, Los Angeles, California, USA
Premiered during the 2009 American Super Bow Championships, this cinematic Audi A6 commercial, stars action-triller ‘tough-guy’, Jason Stratham.
Directed by filmmaker Ivan Zacharias, the fast-paced scenario, with its amusing twists and turns, involves decades of reminiscent car chase scenes, before Jason Stratham finally makes a clean getaway, in a new Audi A6.
2. Porsche Taycan, The Heist Chase
Advertising Agency: Cramer-Krasselt, Los Angeles, California, USA
Production Campany: Hungry Man, Los Angeles, California, USA
Post Production Studio: Whitehouse Productions, Los Angeles, California, USA
The stealthy ‘Heist’ of an all-electric Taycan by a ‘ninja’, and the ensuing chase by various Porsche vehicles, is full of surprising vignettes, with an amusing scenario story twist.
The cinematic commercial, filmed on location in the Neckar River-town of Heidelberg, the fabled Black Forest, and the Porsche headquarters in the Zuffenhausen district of Stuttgart, was impressively directed by filmmaker Wayne McClammy.
3. DHL, Bond Car Chase
Advertising Agency: 180, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Production Company: Smuggler, London, UK
Since Casino Royale, DHL have been responsible for the transport and logistics solutions related to the production of the James Bond film series, and everything, from Aston Martins to key film props, we’re delivered on time.
Filmed in Shanghai, China, The DHL ‘No Time To Die’ 007 commercial, highlighting theIr reliable delivery service, was cinematically directed by filmmaker Adam Berg, featuring an intrepid DHL delivery-man, who with unfazed diligence, manages to deliver a parcel to James Bond, amidst a dramatic car chase episode.
4. Smart Car, Epic Car Chase
Advertising Agency: BBDO, Berlin, Germany
Production Company: Sterntag Film, Hamburg, Germany
Smart Car’s ‘Epic Car Chase’ commercial, for their nimble, Smart Fortwo, little city-car, is an amusing parody by BBDO, of Hollywood’s love of epics, with cars flying through the air in slow-motion scenes, that have become cinematic clichés.
Filmed in the Bulgarian city of Sofia, and inside a studio, with an enormous production set resembling New York, the commercial was directed by the filmmaking Perlorian Brothers, of Canadians Michael Gelfand, and Ian Letts, who are renowned for their humorously quirky portrayals.
5. Peugeot 308 Gti, Push The Limits
Advertising Agency: BETC, Paris, France
Production Company: Wanda Productions, Paris, france
Directed by filmmaker Noam Murro, the escapades of a daring driver, and his unexpected accomplice, who take on Santa Monica’s 17 Street Gang, California’s Russian mobsters and the Jakuzza Japanese crime syndicate, makes for action-packed viewing.
The duo’s amusing ‘monkey business’ antics, provoke some entertaining high-speed chases with the Peugeot 308 Gti’s edgy acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 6 seconds, being pushed to the limits.
The soundtrack by SuperPitch Music House composer Frédéric Kooshmanian, features the singer/ songwriter Michelle Michina’s “Osaka Souvenir”.
6. Nestlé Kit-Kat, Car Chase
Advertising Agency: JWT, London, UK
Production Company: Great Guns, London, UK
Post Production Studio: The Mill, London, UK
The entertaining ‘have a break’ Kit-Kat parody, of the ‘bad guys’ and the ‘good guys’, having a ball in a high-speed police car chase, across London, was directed by writer and filmmaker Ron Scapello with highly watchable comedic skill.
7. Toyota Prius, The Longest Chase
Advertising Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi, Los Angeles, USA
Production Company: Park Pictures, Los Angeles, USA
Directed by renowned filmmaker Lance Acord, Toyota’s ’The Longest Chase’ commercial, for the world’s best selling Hybrid, is an enjoyable TV news coverage parody, of a high-speed getaway by bank robbers featuring a soundtrack of the hit “Jump on it!”, by the American hip hop trio, ‘The Sugerhill Gang’.