This Powerful Johnnie Walker Spec Ad Ranks With the Brand's Best

German Film Students Crack It Without a Brief

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Dec 15, 2015

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It's the most powerful, soulful spot to have come out of Johnnie Walker for ages, and it's getting plenty of love on social media. However, this ad wasn't made by the brand; it's the work of two German film students, Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz. The pair, from Germany's Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, made the ad on spec, but some are saying it bests the brand's official advertising (which has recently included stylish big budget spots starring Jude Law.)

Filmed in the wilds of Scotland, the film explores the bond between brothers as two young men make a journey together. If you have a sibling, you're likely to well up as the reason for their pilgrimage is finally revealed. This is not just a beautiful film; it's also perfectly appropriate to the Johnnie Walker brand, emphasizing its Scottish heritage and perfectly illustrating its "Keep Walking" tagline. Keep an eye out for these guys.

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Dec 15, 2015
Daniel Titz & Dorian Lebherz
Johnnie Walker
Daniel Titz
Dorian Lebherz
Madlen Folk
Johann Valentinitsch
Director of Photography:
Jan David Günther
Raquel Caro Nunez
Visual Effects/Compositing:
Daniel Titz
Visual Effects/Compositing:
Dorian Lebherz
Film Music:
Renée Andre Abe
Sound Design:
Marvin H. Keil

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