MINI: The Best Test Drive Ever. Period.

The perfect test drive.

Published on Jan 12, 2012

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BSSP and MINI's fun spot is great by itself, but what is more amazing is how it all came together. BSSP asked fans to submit their ideas on what the best test drive ever should be -- in six words. The winner was Mathew Foster, (who happens to be a graphic designer) who submitted the following: stewardess, salt flats, sushi, paratroopers and falconer.

BSSP with Tool USA Director Erich Joiner, brought Foster's idea to life in a 2 minute film and 90-sec cinema spot, and cast him in the ad.

Filming took place in downtown LA where a 20-foot ramp was constructed four blocks from an overpass on a Sunday. The team used “drift” stunt driver Diajiro Yoshihari in the sequence where the car glides through the air before landing in the desert.

Initially, the idea was to open up with a falcon dropping the key to the car into Foster's hands. But the alternative is much, much better.

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Jan 12, 2012
Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners
Brand Communications Manager:
Jennifer Kate Layton
Executive Creative Director:
John Butler
Executive Creative Director:
Mike Shine
Creative Director:
Steve Mapp
Creative Director:
Lyle Yetman
Creative Director:
Erik Enberg
Art Director:
Christian Laniosz
Broadcast Producer:
Stacy McCann
Director, Broadcast Production:
Adrienne Cummins
Group Business Director:
Chris Cardinal
Production Company:
Tool of North America
Erich Joiner
Joby Ochsner
Director, Photography:
Mark Plummer
Managing Director:
Brian Latt
Executive Producer:
Oliver Fuselier
Executive Producer:
Michael Pardee
Creative Director:
Rob Trent
Lead Compositor:
Joey Brattesani
Ryan Meredith
Editorial Company:
Pete Koob
Associate Editor:
Ivy Calhoun
Executive Producer:
Richard Quan
Robert Etoll
Sound Design:
Sound Design:
Pete Koob
Chris Martin
Executive Producer:
Lori Joseph

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