Saturday, December 27, 2008
Friday, December 12, 2008
(TV Ad; v3; September 24, 2006)
Open: night; two 20-something guys at an office elevator; quiet corridors; most people have gone home
SFX: small hoofs clattering on tile floor; Devil comes around corner, walks up; nice shirt and jacket, but has hairy hoofed satyr legs; red face and hands, little horns, bald; looks kind of like Stanley Tucci; is preoccupied.
Axe guy (impressed), mutters to buddy: “Oh my god…it’s the Devil!”
Buddy (mutters back): “Nah. Costume.”
Axe guy slightly nudges buddy w/ a “watch this” move, prepares to press elevator button, turns to Devil: “Going… down?”
Devil (pleasantly): “Yes… All the way”
In elevator: Axe guy shakes out cigarette, takes one, offers pack to Devil.
Devil (takes one): “Thanks”
Axe guy starts fishing for matches.
Devil: “I got it”
Snaps fingers, flame sprouts off finger, he lights both cigarettes, casually flicks whole hand to put out flame.
Axe guy (mutters to buddy): “Jeeez, it is the Devil!”
Buddy (mutters back): “Nah. Hidden lighter.”
Elevator stops, they all step into lobby. Devil throws cigarette to floor
CU of hoof squashing it out.
He turns, looks directly at guys: “See you ‘round, Kenneth….Jamie…”
Guys stare at each other, surprised. Buddy mouths: ”He knows our….”
Front shot of the two guys; Buddy’s blue denim shirt has giant stains at the armpits; he pulls at his collar. Axe guy is totally cool.
Axe guy, looking his buddy up and down: “Here’s a suggestion….”
Fade out. Product shot, and Announcer: "Axe Body Stick. Whatever happens, stay cool. Now available in four styles."
Fade in: Guys finishing their conversation; in background, Devil is clattering across lobby towards door, then suddenly vanishes. End.
Ye Olde Comments:
Alina Chau @ 30 Jun 2006
Wicked!! HE!! HE!!
SJ @ 15 Sep 2005
Great man Nik.
SJ @ 31 Aug 2005
Really cool. I could not get it at first but when I remembered that at one party, there were roasted sausages and grilled veggies on a stick, it came all together.
Nik @ 31 Aug 2005
Maybe it's a rather a British thing to have tiny sausages, cheese on a stick and jelly at parties! (I dont know why I chose the leek to DJ though!)