Bryce Harper's Career Is a Barrage of Beautiful Numbers in Latest From Under Armour

All-Star Game Spot Highlights Brand's Commitment to High-Performance Footwear

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It's a barrage of numbers in Under Armour's new spot starring Washington Nationals pro baseball player Bryce Harper. Created out of Droga5 and directed by Somesuch/Anonymous Content's Aoife McArdle, the film intersperses a voiceover of Harper's high school coach Sam Thomas reciting a litany of stats with scene after scene of digits, "A Beautiful Mind"-style, to illustrate the amazing feats Harper has pulled off throughout his career. There was his 570-foot home run at age 15, his 31 homers in 66 games, his four time all-star run, and so on.

Ultimately, however, Coach Thomas asserts, "But kid, just remember no number sounds as good as this," as we hear a whack of the bat against a ball. With that, the spot homes in on Bryce's feet winding on the home plate and empowering his mighty hit.

Released in time for tonight's 2016 MLB All-Star Game, the spot is the first installment of the brand's multi-sport campaign "It Comes From Below," which will also feature Cam Newton. It aims to show how every great athletic feat -- starts with the feet -- and is meant to highlight Under Armour's commitment to making footwear that maximizes performance.

The campaign features the brand's latest footwear styles including the brand's first signature baseball cleat the Harper One, which Mr. Harper will be wearing in the All Star Game today.

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Jul 12, 2016
Droga5 New York
Under Armour
Aoife McArdle
Production Company:
Somesuch/Anonymous Content
Creative Chairman:
David Droga
Chief Creative Officer:
Ted Royer
Group Creative Director:
Felix Richter
Group Creative Director:
Alexander Nowak
Bryan Wolff
Art Director:
Daniel Sumarna
Chief Creation Officer:
Sally-Ann Dale
Executive Producer:
David Cardinali
Associate Producer:
Troy Smith
Global Chief Strategy Officer:
Jonny Bauer
Head of Strategy:
Harry Roman
Strategy Director:
Sam Matthews
Head of Communications Strategy:
Colleen Leddy
Communications Strategy Director:
Hillary Heath
Communications Strategist:
Kathryn Ruocco
Newman Granger
Senior Data Strategist:
Anthony Khaykin
Group Account Director:
Julian Cheevers
Account Director:
Bola Adekoya
Account Supervisor:
Lucy Santilli
Senior Project Manager:
Courtney Kosup
Project Manager:
Connor Hall
CEO & Founder:
Kevin Plank
Chief Marketing Officer:
Kip Fulks
SVP, Global Brand Management:
Adrienne Lofton
SVP, Global Communications:
Diane Pelkey
Vice President Global Creative Team:
Brian Boring
VP, Global Consumer Engagement:
Jim Mollica
Senior Category Director:
Jim Bel Bruno
Director, Global Marketing Operations-Process & integration:
Teresa Oles
Aoife McArdle
Founding Partner:
Sally Campbell
Founding Partner:
Tim Nash
Managing Director:
Eric Stern
Executive Producer:
SueEllen Clair
Laurie Boccaccio
Director of Photography:
Steve Annis
Production Manager:
Yianni Papadopoulos
Final Cut
Dan Sherwen
Cutting Assistant:
Geoff Hastings
Assistant Editor:
Leila Gaabi
Executive Producer:
Sarah Roebuck
Head of Production:
Jen Sienkwicz
Frankie Elster
Jamie Nagler
Post Production:
Executive Producer:
Charlotte Arnold
Megan Sweet
VFX Supervisor:
Iwan Zwarts
Sound Design:
Sean Atherton
Company Director:
Sean Atherton

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