Beautiful the new campaign from Lotto, New Zealand, which comes with a film telling the touching story of a sailor Russell and his dog Wilson who discover on the My Lotto site that their regular Powerball ticket is the big one. I will not tell the whole story for the video not to lose its charm. But definitely worth watching. The full version lasts two and a half minute, but there will be shorter versions for TV (90, 60 and 15 seconds).
This inspiring and moving spot features a soundtrack sung by Australian legend Nick Cave. This is the first time Nick has allowed his unique voice to be used on a commercial.
Created: October, 2010
Client: NZ Lotteries
Advertising agency: DDB New Zealand
Country: New Zealand
Director: Steve Ayson
Group Executive Creative Director: Toby Talbot
Deputy Creative Director: Regan Grafton
Art Director: Regan Grafton, Gavin Siakimotu, Brett Colliver
Copywriter: Natalie Knight
Group Business Director: Aimee McCammon
Account Director: Jenny Travers
Executive Producer: Judy Thompson
TV Producer: Tania Jeram
Music: “To Be By Your Side” by Nick Cave