DAVID reviews

23 November 2017

Otto: Christmas from La Paz.

by Andrew MacGregor


Otto: “Feliz Navidad” - 3 mins 11s

German retailer Otto travel overseas for their Christmas ad. The ad focuses on a bus weaving its way through the Bolivian mountains. It’s a hardy vehicle - though it’s no match for a landslide. Think roadworks but worse.

Tempers are predictably frayed. One bloke gives foreign tourists a bad name. Fortunately, the youngest passenger knows just the right song… and no, it’s not ‘Wheels on the Bus’.

A candlelit rendition of ‘Feliz Navidad’ reminds audiences that kindness is a universal language. Thanks to an exotic spin on travel delays, Daniel Mulloy’s Bolivian trip offers something different this holiday ad season.


Film Production: RSA Ⓦ
Cinematography: Mátyás Erdély
Editor: Jacob Ipsen
Colourist: Oisin O'Driscoll @ The Mill Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Factory Ⓦ
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