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4 November 2019

All-terrain, all the time.

by Andrew MacGregor


Toyota Rav4: “Push The Limit” - 60s

Kinetic visuals and crunchy sound design propel this impressive Toyota RAV4 commercial from director Nigel Simpkiss. Featuring a cast of mountain-slash-dirt bikers and wakeboarders, the ad intends to show the marque enjoy a bit of rough and tumble... and does so with aplomb.

Unlike some of Toyota's recent outings, this 60" film grips from the start as it jumps between vehicles with four wheels, two wheels, and, er, no wheels. Regardless of which mode of transport you prefer, Simpkiss and DP Paul O'Callaghan do them justice throughout.

The spectacle is enhanced by the tactile sound design, which incorporates engine growls, liquid spray, and slow-motion bike clicks. While the result may not be anything revolutionary, the craftsmanship on display is hard to ignore.


Creative Agency: The&Partnership Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Andre Moreira
Creative Director: Martin Cox
Account Director: Faye Kimpton
Agency Producer: Maja McIntosh
Film Production: 76Ltd Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Nigel Simpkiss Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Phil Barnes
Executive Producer: Mark Murrell / Daniel Healy
Cinematographer: Paul O'Callaghan
Editor: James Rosen Ⓦ @ Final Cut Ⓟ Ⓦ
Post Production: Glen Percival @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: Mark Horrobin @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Flame: Chris Major / Tim Davies / Luigi Russo @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Nuke: Tommy Coulter-Liston @ Big Buoy Ⓟ Ⓦ
Location: Kazakhstan

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