In the latest sign that the digital ad lengths are getting out of control, Anomaly tapped Jude Law for a six minute
“short film” long ad promoting Johnnie Walker Blue Label.
When Law admires a wealthy friend’s boat, with the friend going on about the ship’s unique aspects and building circumstances, he makes a gentleman’s wager to win the seafaring vessel with a dance. Unsure why he would do this, when he can’t really dance, Law nevertheless prepares a choreographed effort to impress the friend and win the boat. It’s an entertaining enough set up, but the dance scene itself leaves a lot to be desired and drags on far too long. While not without its charm, “The Gentleman’s Wager” really could have been told in half its running time. Stay with us for credits after the jump.
Client: Johnnie Walker Blue Label
Spot: “The Gentlemen’s Wager”
Agency: Anomaly, New York
President: Karina Wilsher
Writers: Mike Byrne, Dave Douglass
Art Director: Mark Sarosi
Account Director: Lauren Bozarth
Executive Producer: Winslow Dennis
Director: Jake Scott
Production Company: RSA Films
Video Distribution: Unruly Media