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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

Creative Agency: Venables Bell & Partners

Creative Director: Justin Moore, Erich Pfeifer

Copywriter: Matt Keats

Art Director: Matt Miller

Producer: Gabby Gardner

Executive Creative Director: Will McGinness

Head of TV / Production: Richard McIntosh

Creative Chairman: Paul Venables

Director of Integrated Production: Craig Allen

Senior Producer: Matt Flaker

Production Company

Production Company: Rattling Stick

Executive Producer: Joe Biggins, Jeff Shupe

Director: Ringan Ledwidge

DOP: Greig Fraser

Production Designer: K.K. Barrett


Edit Company: Work Editorial

Editor: Rich Orrick

Edit Assistant: Mike Horan

Producer: Brandee Probasco

Executive Producer: Marlo Baird

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: The Mill

Colourist: Greg Reese

VFX Supervisor: John Shirley

Producer: (Associate) Karina Slater

Senior Producer: Anastasia von Rahl

CG: David Lawson

ECD: Phil Crowe


Music Supervision: Andy Oskwarek

Composer: Philip Kay

Executive Producer: Debbie Gonzalez

Sound Mix: The Sound Lab at Technicolor

Music Production: Woodwork Music

Sound Design: Scott Gershin, Johannes Hammers

Category: Automotive , Cars

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