Remember the Dear Brother spec by Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz, students of the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, in Germany? Break Free is another unofficial ad, this time an Adidas spec that is written and directed by Eugen Merher, another student of the Filmakademie. The direction of photography is by Mortimer Hochberg and the actors are Jens Weisser, Herman Van Ulzen, Anja Karmanski, Hiltrud Hauschke and Daniel Hubertus.
The heartwarming film has reached more than 11 million views within one month on Youtube and it follows the story of an ageing marathon runner who lives in a retirement home and his quest to find the motivation to keep running.
As for Daniel Titz and Dorian Lebherz, they recently created a new spec, this time for Volvo. Stylishly unorthodox, the film uses black humour to display the safety advantages of Volvo’s Autonomous Driving system. The direction of photography is once again by Jan David Günther.