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Audi Marks Presidential Debates with This Blockbuster of a Spot

Editors’ Choice: Venables Bell & Partners and Rattling Stick’s Ringan Ledwidge come together for ‘Duel’

Audi Marks Presidential Debates with This Blockbuster of a Spot

Audi pounced upon the first U.S. presidential debate last night in enthralling fashion. 

‘Duel’, a 90-second spot created by Venables Bell & Partners, opens on two filthy and exhausted individuals stood in the middle of a wrecked banquet table. What follows is a real blockbuster beauty of a spot, directed by Rattling Stick’s Ringan Ledwidge with post production by The Mill. But revealing the narrative would be to give away the fun, so check out the spot below. 

The ad ends with the message, “Beautiful things are worth fighting for. Choose the next driver wisely.” It’s a sentiment with a nod to the political discourse it’s involved in, but suitably open so as not to sway either side. 

The spot will air during all three presidential debates (the first of which kicked off last night).

Creative Agency

Senior Producer: Matt Flaker

Producer: Gabby Gardner

Creative Director: Justin Moore, Erich Pfeifer

Creative Chairman: Paul Venables

Creative Agency: Venables Bell & Partners

Copywriter: Matt Keats

Art Director: Matt Miller

Head of TV / Production: Richard McIntosh

Executive Creative Director: Will McGinness

Director of Integrated Production: Craig Allen

Music and Sound

Sound Mix: The Sound Lab at Technicolor

Sound Design: Scott Gershin, Johannes Hammers

Composer: Philip Kay

Music Supervision: Andy Oskwarek

Music Production: Woodwork Music

Executive Producer: Debbie Gonzalez


Producer: Brandee Probasco

Executive Producer: Marlo Baird

Editor: Rich Orrick

Edit Company: Work Editorial

Edit Assistant: Mike Horan

Post Production / VFX

VFX Supervisor: John Shirley

Senior Producer: Anastasia von Rahl

Producer: (Associate) Karina Slater

Colourist: Greg Reese

CG: David Lawson

Post Production House: The Mill

ECD: Phil Crowe

Production Company

Production Designer: K.K. Barrett

Production Company: Rattling Stick

Executive Producer: Joe Biggins, Jeff Shupe

DOP: Greig Fraser

Director: Ringan Ledwidge

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: Action , Comedy , People , Stunts , Visual VFX