Pennzoil Debuts What Could be the Last Dodge Viper Film, Ever
Just months before the iconic sports car ends its production, Pennzoil is releasing what could be the very last film to feature the Dodge Viper.
“After hearing auto enthusiasts’ overwhelming response to the end of its production, we decided The Viper was the perfect vehicle for us to feature in the latest Pennzoil film, The Last Viper,” said Jeremy Jones, Executive Creative Director, J. Walter Thompson Atlanta. “To many, the Viper represents the last great, American sports car – so we wanted to give it the send-off it deserves.”
The film features a Dodge Viper ACR with a powerful V10 engine that exerts 645 horsepower while drifting through downtown Miami. The vehicle is factory filled with Pennzoil, doubling the cinematic feature as a seamless product demonstration.
The driving in this film is more aggressive than ever before with the Viper catching air; doing a 180 degree J Slide; three-wheeled drifts; sparks; and more.
“When you take the Viper’s clothes off it’s a purebred racecar, so to test the product in the streets like this is the ultimate demonstration for Pennzoil,” said Rhys Millen, precision driver in The Last Viper.
The film drops viewers in the middle of a movie narrative following the driver’s attempt to locate and return The Last Viper to its rightful owner. The job isn’t over at the end of the 02:40 action-packed sequence – watch for the hint of what’s to come.
Creative Agency: J. Walter Thompson Atlanta
Producer: Rhett Kearsley
Executive Creative Director: Jeremy Jones
Chief Creative Officer: Vann Graves
Account Director: Erin McGivney
Associate Creative Directors: Lucas Heck, Marcos Piccinini
Production Company: Lemonade Films
Executive Producer: Ted Herman
Director: Ozan Biron
DOP: Tim Sessler
Producer: Trevor Cawood
Production Manager: Philip Fyfe
Post Production / VFX
Post Production Company: Company 3
Colourist: Billy Gabor
VFX Supervisor: David Casey
Executive Producer: Winston Helgason
Visual Effects: The Embassy
CG Supervisor: Michael Blackbourn
VFX Producer: Danielle Kinsey, Annie-Claude Lapierre, Paul Copeland
Composer: Colin E. Fisher
Sound Mix: Charles Deenen
Recording: John Fasal, Travis Pratert, Charles Deenen
Sound Production: Source Sound Inc. LA
Sound Editor: Braden Parkes
Sound Design: Charles Deenen, Csaba Wagner
Category: Automotive , Services
Genre: Action , Editing , Music & Sound Design , Scenic , Storytelling , Stunts , Visual VFX