Audi: Super Bowl Commercial 2020 – Ft Maisie Williams (Arya)
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Audi returns to the biggest night in American football with a musically-inspired, 60-second commercial called “Let It Go” featuring actor Maisie Williams (Arya Stark from the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones). Williams takes the wheel of the all-new Audi e-tron Sportback to help kick off a global brand campaign about Audi’s long-term ambition to shape a new era of sustainable mobility. Created by global partner agency 72andSunny Amsterdam. Audi Super Bowl Commercial 2020 was directed by François Rousselet and marks the brand’s eleventh appearance at the game.
“Partnering with Audi at such an exciting time for their brand and for the category is exactly the type of challenge we love”, says Rey Andrade, Executive Creative Director, 72andSunny Amsterdam. “With this campaign we’re looking to turn that ambition into work that takes what Audi has done so well for so long, design led and brave ideas, and put that into a fun and progressive context. At a time where people might be looking to shed out-dated conventions and ideas we are trying to bring some modernity and frankly some fun. So it was obvious that we needed to turn to the world of “Frozen” and ice-cold princesses. With “Let It Go” we have the iconic anthem for defiant and brave reinvention and with Maisie we have an equally tenacious and charmingly defiant performance. We’re looking forward to setting a standard of ambitious and progressively minded work with our new friends. Let the storm rage on!”
Audi Super Bowl Commercial 2020 follows Williams, a vocal advocate for action on climate change, as she sings her own interpretation of the hit song “Let It Go” from Disney’s “Frozen.” Oscar and Grammy-winning songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez penned “Let It Go” for the Oscar-winning animated film “Frozen.”
In the ad, Williams gets behind the wheel of her Audi e-tron Sportback and finds herself stuck at an intersection, which represents a crossroads of today’s preconceptions and old notions of consumption, success, and status. Williams chooses to reverse course and leave it all behind, breaking into the familiar lyrics of “Let It Go” as she drives towards a more sustainable future. Along the way, fellow drivers, pedestrians, and others join in, representing the brand’s efforts to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility. The journey is a metaphor for how the decision to make more sustainable choices takes all of us doing our part.
Recorded by Williams at the acclaimed Abbey Road Studios in London, the reinterpretation of “Let It Go” lends a strong storytelling element to the ad. It is a new, more defiant take on a song that took the world by storm, but still showcases that transformation always starts with letting go of something old to create something new. In this case, moving toward a more sustainable future.
“The biggest night in American football, and one of the last truly live global television events, serves as the perfect moment to share our strategic path toward sustainable premium mobility with a worldwide audience,” said Sven Schuwirth, Head of Brand Audi, Digital Business and Customer Experience. “Maisie Williams is the perfect representative of how consumers are increasingly choosing, and advocating for, transportation options that are more sustainable. As a creative innovator, she perfectly embodies millions of peoples’ desires to make the transition to an electric future.”
“Creating a sustainable, livable future for generations to come is the world’s most important challenge. I’m proud to share Audi’s vision for sustainable mobility in this global brand campaign,” said Williams.
Creative Agency: 72andSunny Amsterdam
Production Company: ANORAK
Editorial: Paul Hardcastle (Trim)
Post Production: MPC
Music Supervision, Direction and Clearance: Amp.Amsterdam
Music Arrangement and Production of re-recording: The Elements Music
Arya Stark sings “Let It Go
Arya Stark sings “Let It Go"