Nike: I Would Run To You

Running across the country.

Published on Apr 05, 2012

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Nike and W+K Portland put a romantic twist on running, with this 2:30 video about two lovers running across to country to see each other, directed by Rattling Stick's Ringan Ledwidge.

Promoting the Nike Free Run+ 3, the cute pair -- he lives in New York, she lives in California -- decide to run to see each other, while singing, often comical lyrics. Along the way, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and skateboarder Theotis Beasley make cameos.

The film tells you that if you are a strong enough runner, you can sing while you run. While the lady puts up a strong showing, the guy is less admirable...

Copywriter Reuben Hower wrote the adorable, original song, and if you Shazam it, you can download it for free. Plus, the actors are actually singing it.

The idea of lovers reuiniting after running long distances isn't a new one--it was also the conceit of this award-winning Love Distance online/TV campaign for Sagami Condoms from Japan, but Nike adds its own inventive twist. Next week a social media component will challenge you to test out your pipes by singing to a Nike "Karaoke Mix."

Sample lyrics:
M: I think I'm gonna need a medic.
W: You filled the hall with flower petals.
M: Why does my mouth taste like metal?
W: Baby I might die without you.
M: Baby, I might die.

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Apr 05, 2012
W&K Portland
Global Creative Director:
Alberto Ponte
Global Creative Director:
Ryan O'Rourke
Reuben Hower
Ringan Ledwidge
Art Director:
Stuart Brown
Senior Producer:
Jennie Lindstrom
Executive Creative Director/Production:
Mark Fitzloff
Executive Creative Director/Production:
Susan Hoffman
Director, Broadcast Production:
Ben Grylewicz
Production Company:
Rattling Stick
Ringan Ledwidge
Exec. Producer/Line Producer:
Jennifer Barrons
Director, Photography:
Jess Hall
Editorial Company:
Rich Orrick
Assistant Editor:
Healy Snow
Executive Producer/Post Producer:
Erica Thompson
The Mill
Adam Scott
LaRue Anderson
Visual Effects Company:
The Mill
Executive Producer:
Sue Troyan
Visual Effects Producer:
Arielle Davis
Lead Flame Artist:
Phil Crowe
Becky Porter
Jake Maymudes
Paul O'Shea
Dan Lang
Edward Anderson
Joy Tiernan
Music Company:
Beta Petrol
Marc Bianchi
Bryan Ray Turcotte
Creative Director:
Bryan Ray Turcotte
Executive Producer:
Dayna Turcotte
Sound Design Company:
Mit Out Sound/M.O.S.
Sound Designer:
Ren Klyce
Sound Design:
Misa Kageyama
Foley Editor:
Malcolm Fife
Effects Editor:
Tim Nielsen
Foley Artist:
John Roesch
Foley Artist:
Alyson Moore
Mix Company:
Lime Studios
Rohan Young
Assistant Mixer:
Jeff Malen
Jessica Locke

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