This VW Film Gives a Nervous Best Man a Second Chance to Make His Speech

Spot Promotes SUVs With Theme of Confidence Behind the Wheel

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Aug 30, 2017

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A new Volkswagen U.K. film promoting its range of SUVs, which centers on the idea of confidence behind the wheel, tracks down a real-life best man who was too nervous to give his speech and gives him a second chance.

Jordan Oldem was due to give the speech back in April, but, as captured on camera, failed to do so after he froze from nerves. Agency Adam & Eve/DDB London found him; according to the agency, the story was sourced via a casting scout who put out a call on social media to wedding photographers and videographers asking about speeches that had gone wrong. Together with director Max Fisher at Outsider, the agency drove him out to the countryside with the bride and groom to deliver the speech from behind the wheel of the VW Tiguan.

Sweta Dusara, communications manager at Volkswagen U.K., says in a statement: "Authenticity was key to expressing the insight that Volkswagen SUVs instill confidence in our drivers, so finding the right story to tell was critical. Jorden's story was perfect, real-to-life and relatable. I'm delighted that Jorden's redemption was so wonderfully enabled by Volkswagen."

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Aug 30, 2017
Adam & Eve/DDB London
Group Chief Creative Officer:
Ben Priest
Executive Creative Director:
Ben Tollett
Executive Creative Director:
Richard Brim
Jonas Roth
Rasmus Smith Bech
Account Director:
Matthew Harris
Suzy MacGregor
Creative Planner:
Sohail Bhatia
Media Planner:
Michael Bensley
Production Company:
Max Fisher
Jeremy Bannister
Post Production:
Post Producer:
Cheryl Pane
Sound Company:
Recording Engineer:
Sam Robson
Ten Three
Rebecca Luff
Pitch and Sync

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