They said: Volvo Trucks will launch 4 brand new trucks all at once. And they're gonna make a tower out of them.
We said: ... Wow. But, what's the story here?
Together with the content agency Spoon, Volvo Trucks & Forsman and Bodenfors, our creative director Tim Winter worked to bring to the public a behind the scenes film that helped emotionally connect the public with an epic story of human achievement.
The hero film is awesome, beautiful, epic and funny. But the preparation and team behind it's execution was another level. We wanted to emotionally connect Volvo Truck's public with a brand that dares to venture into the unknown and know how to handle it's s**t.
DID HE REALLY DO IT?
We knew that there would be doubt surrounding the stunt involving a CEO climbing on top of a 4 truck high tower.
Also to be fair, with today's CGI's wizards, Roger's face could have been wrapped around a 3D model and then comped in.
So we needed proof to quash these wayward thoughts and reveal that Roger's the man that can!
(even if he's very scared of heights)
"We placed Roger at the centre of the story and never regretted jumping in his car as he nervously arrived on set.
Sorry Roger! "
Tim Winter - Creative Director
Let the cameras roll..
Social media is a great way to get an overview of how your project lands. Straight away you get a live reaction from the public itself.
"When i see volvo brand i said "it s not CGI trickery, lets see how they did." Volvo knows how to build trust."
"Volvo always make impossible as possible"
"Nothing is" too much" for Volvo ! All is limitless! Congratulation Volvo!"
Volvo Trucks commercials are world-class :) as the truck, itself :)
WHAT WE LEARNT
Yes we would love to be producing the hero film but to be able to work at a more documentary level we learnt to always be on your toes and keep the main question in mind. How do you get your audience engaged and what do you communicate when you have their attention... for a precious moment.