Trump's Wall Inspires Diego Luna and Fellow Mexicans to Break Barriers

Spot by Leo Burnett Mexico Is Part of Corona's 'Desfronterizate' Campaign

By Laurel Wentz. Published on Nov 07, 2016

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Corona, a symbol of Mexican spirit worldwide, is using the notorious wall threatened by Donald Trump to highlight the importance of breaking barriers. In the Leo Burnett Mexico spot starring actor Diego Luna and shot by Rodrigo Saavedra via Landia Mexico, Mr. Luna leaps and climbs unbelievable obstacles as he narrates a voiceover: "All of us are angry about the wall that madman wants to build," he says. "But we should also be angry at the walls we have here."

He celebrates the way Mexicans, like Corona, overcome challenges and break barriers, and asserts, "Your only frontier is you." The spot ends with Mr. Luna operating a wrecking ball to smash through a wall.

The spot is part of the beer marketer's campaign "Desfronterizate," a Spanish word that Corona and Leo Burnett invented that translates roughly as "Break Your Barriers."

"The Wall" will air in Mexico in November and December.

This isn't Mr. Luna's first Mexican pride ad. He shot an ode to immigrants for Mexican soft drink brand Jarritos that broke last month in the U.S. It seems he's been keeping quite busy in the ad world, despites having to play Captain Cassian Andor in the upcoming "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story."

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Nov 07, 2016
Leo Burnett Mexico
Creative VP:
Daniel Perez Pallares
Aldo Gonzalez
Ariel Senzacqua
Guilherme Camargos
Federico Russi
Daniel Perez Pallares
Grupo Modelo AB InBev
VP of Marketing:
Ricardo Dias
Brand Director:
Alexsandro Pinto
Communications Director:
Alejandro Campos
1st AD/Line Producer:
Jesus Almazan
Agency Chief of Production:
Roberto Collazo
Production Company:
Rodrigo Saavedra
Executive Producer:
Thomas Amoedo
Executive Producer:
Claudio Amoedo
Director of Photography:
Pierre de Kerchove
Art Director:
Julian Romera
Costume & Wardrobe Design:
Abril Alamo
Post Production:
Clan VFX
Sound Design:
Kung Fu Audio
Sonido Antro
Fernando Lui

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