Can Bosch Power Tools Save DIYers From an Ornery Bear?
When a CGI bear attacks, Bosch Power Tools will help you escape unscathed.
A DIY dude at a secluded cabin learns that lesson in the silly spot below, one of several ads breaking today from agency Bailey Lauerman and voiced by actor and master craftsman Nick Offerman.
Those spots are fine. But that grizzly's grrrroovy, and the hirsute brute returns from hibernation in this :30 combining several storylines:
"We are aiming to reach workers across trades, whether they are just starting their careers, or are experienced professionals," Bosch VP, brand marketing and digital Shannon Blakely tells Muse. "We are showcasing the work that happens in an extreme way to highlight the lengths these workers go to get the job done."
"It was an ambitious shoot," she adds. "We built ourselves a small skyscraper, filmed with real wrestlers, and brought in an animatronic bear (as a model for the computer animation). But the center point was always our worker and how he was the hero of the scenario."
Biscuit Filmworks director Clay Weiner doesn't overreach on the funny. Even the burly bruin proves more entertaining than distracting—and Offerman's smooth tones deliver the brand message with confident flair.
"Nick has been a passionate Bosch Power Tools user for over two decades in his woodworking projects," says Blakely. "We were drawn to his personality and his wit. We thought he would be a great, distinctive voice for the work."
Bailey Lauerman, AOR
Chief Executive Officer - Greg Andersen
Chief Creative Officer - Carter Weitz
Creative Director - Aaron Jarosh
Copywriter / Associate Creative Director - Joey Googe
Art Director / Creative Director - David Thornhill
Senior Designer - Jim Ma
Planning Director - Juan José Valera
Head of Account Management - Gwen Ivey
Account Director - Alfredo Lang
Senior Account Executive - Cara Oldenhuis
Sally Mars - Broadcast Producer
Biscuit Filmworks, Production company
Director - Clay Weiner
Partner / Managing Director - Shawn Lacy
Executive Producer - Holly Vega
Head of Production - Sean Moody
Producer - Jon Messner
1st AD - Matt Smith
Director of Photography - Alejandro Mejia
The Lift, Service Company
Helena Medina - Producer
1st AD - Elsa Forsbach
Production Design - Luciano Lasca
Universal Production Partners (UPP), Post-Production
Executive Producer - Jan Malíř
Producer - Magdalena Halamová
VFX Supervisor - Jiří Linhart
Project Coordinator - Kristýna Kynclová
Colorist - Ondřej Štibingr, Pavel Marko
Editor: Marc Stone/Camp Lucky
Music: Fresh Squeezed
Sound Design: Scottie Richardson, Camp Lucky
Mix: Camp Lucky, Spacewalk Studios, Chris Mars Publishing
Post Production EP for Camp Lucky - Jessica Berry