Bang Bang Films unveils new commercial for Mountain Dew

06 Mar,2014

By a correspondent

 

Conquering challenges has always been the proposition with which Mountain Dew has treaded ahead in the soft-drinks market, a fact that has been captured appropriately through its several campaigns released in India. Taking the proposition further, Mountain Dew has unveiled a new campaign that preaches to individuals to push their passions to the limit, allowing them to conquer their fears along the way.

 

The new TVC for Mountain Dew, shot by Bang Bang Films features a young boy who faces his fears, and triumphs with the help of Mountain Dew and his own can-do attitude. Despite falling, breaking bones, friends who laugh and parents who nag, his persistence eventually pays off and he successfully completes a daredevil stunt in front of a large audience.

 

The creative duties for Mountain Dew in India are handled by Taproot India and the script is the brainchild of Chief Creative Officer, Agnello Dias, and Associate Creative Director, Mayuresh Dubhashi.

 

Directed by Danish filmmaker, Martin Aamund and produced by Bang Bang Films, the spot is both realistic and dramatic at the same time. The daredevil stunt in question was done in Delhi, where a dirt bike track was created with a ramp built entirely from scratch, at a location which had never before been used for a shoot.

 

Mayuresh Dubhashi, Associate Creative Director, Taproot India commented, “Everything about this project was a challenge. Right from the brief to the script and then its execution. The reason is that Mountain Dew has moved on to a more cerebral nature of fear. And that makes it a lot scarier. A physical version of fear can be overcome with sheer will, but it takes something special to rock your own boat and challenge your status quo. After 3 days of a hectic shoot with Martin and a resilient Bang Bang team through crowded Delhi streets, huge setups and unpredictable weather, the film has managed to do just that.”

 

Speaking about the film, Roopak Saluja, MD and Founder, Bang Bang Films said, “With the problem solved by Mountain Dew moving from physical fear to cerebral, Martin was the best suited Director for the job given the deftness with which he handles inner monologue and self-reflection.  The result: a gritty, gripping and realistically slick spot that tells a great story.  It was a mountain of a job given all the challenges but I’m glad we’ve more than managed to give it its dew”.

 

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