This place was part of a production of two advertisements for State Farm car insurance at the time Craig Mandell and I were doing an internship as a CW / AD team at DDB Chicago in the second quarter of 2007.
We came up with the ads a few days before the presentation, on Thursday night we did the final version of "Keyed" and "Storm" in the storyboards and on Friday morning they showed up at the State Farm meeting. Well, my partner Craig Mandell and I were lucky and our boss came back with bright eyes, telling us that we sold the places and that we should pack our bags, production would start on Monday. One of my favorite memories about the industry so far.
The spots were directed by David Kellogg, cinematography by Rodrigo Prieto and produced by Anonimous Content / LA.
Video credits to gunnargerhardt YouTube channel