How Driving an Audi Could Move You to Tears

A Teardrop's Journey Captures the Emotion of a Great Drive

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Feb 19, 2016

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In Audi's latest commercial, an Audi RS7 moves its driver to tears -- but in a good way.

The spot, directed by Park Pictures' AG Rojas for Venables Bell & Partners, follows the trajectory of a single tear drop from the driver's eye as he speeds down an empty road listening to an operatic aria. It hits the car window then slowly, beautifully makes its way along the car before finally being propelled off the back spoiler -- and hitting a highway sign. The spot ends with the driver accelerating away, and the message that the car's performance "will seriously move you."

Opera, cars and a man crying -- it adds up to a great combination. Although we reckon he should pack some tissues next time.

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Feb 19, 2016
Venables Bell & Partners San Francisco
Director, Marketing:
Loren Angelo
General Manager, Marketing:
Kenneth Bracht
Manager of Brand Content/Marketing Innovation:
Tara Dyer
Paul Venables
Executive Creative Director:
Will McGinness
Creative Director:
Erich Pfeifer
Associate Creative Director:
Matt Miller
Associate Creative Director:
Matt Keats
Senior Art Director:
Rich North
Senior Copywriter:
Ryan Hoercher
Director, Integrated Production:
Craig Allen
Executive Producer:
Mandi Holdorf
Brian Stanley
Hannah Murray
Business Affairs Director:
Susan Conklin
Production Company:
Park Pictures
AG Rojas
Executive Producer:
Jackie Kelman Bisbee
Senior Motion Designer:
Victor Bivol
Director, Photography:
Andre Chemetoff
Executive Producer:
Mary Ann Marino
Peter Vitale
Final Cut
Jeff Buchanan
Assistant Editor:
James Bird
Executive Producer:
Eric McCasline
Head of Production:
Suzy Ramirez
Music Company:
Me Knowing The Truth
"Madama Butterfly - Un Bel Di Vedremo" by Puccini
Music Supervisor:
Michael Gross
Mix and Sound Design:
Therapy Studios
Executive Producer:
Joe DiSanto
Head of Production:
Allegra Bartlett
Sound Designer and Mix Engineer:
Eddie Kim
Visual Effects:
The Mill
Executive Producer:
Leighton Greer
Ben Sposato
Pat DeVaney
Lead Flame Artist:
James Allen
3D Lead Artist:
Simon Brown
3D Lead Artist:
Chris Bayol
2D Artist:
Don Kim
2D Artist:
Daniel Lang
2D Artist:
Olivia O'Neil
2D Artist:
Scott Johnson
3D Artist:
Kevin Gillen
3D Artist:
Charles Storniolo
Greg Reese
Head of Account Management:
David Corns
Account Director:
Chris Bergen
Account Supervisor:
Ally Humpherys
Account Supervisor:
Alexis Lovett
Account Manager:
Oliver Glenn
Account Manager:
Faire Davidson
Assistant Account Manager:
Brianne Jones
Project Manager:
Talya Fisher

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