Robert Webb, and his dauntless sidekick Doobie the dachshund, return for David Kerr’s latest spot for Post Office Money. The duo stop at nothing – launching through family sofas and emerging from cafe tables to inform the public of the financial services on offer at the Post Office.
The ad, “Unexpected Places”, was created by FCB Inferno (CD Colin Mitchell, Copywriter Ali Dickinson and Art Director Jack Walker). Florian Hoffmeister was DP and production design was by Jonathan Lee. The Playroom’s Adam Spivey edited, post was done at Unit and colourist was Aubrey Woodiwiss at Electric Theatre. The campaign was produced by Victoria Lynn at Hotspur & Argyle and Mandy Boyter took charge for FCB Inferno.
Click the image above to see the spot.
David’s Post Office Money spot is the latest in a very long line of collaborations with Robert Webb. They first worked together on David’s first ever TV comedy drama Meaningful Sex in 2000, also one of Rob’s first TV roles.
The following year, Rob asked David to direct himself and David Mitchell in their first TV sketch show as a double act, The Mitchell and Webb Situation, whose stellar cast, including Olivia Coleman, juggled limited budget and crazy shooting schedules to produce comedy gold. Click here to view a sketch from the first episode – a hideously familiar scenario for anyone involved in the “creative” process.
This led led to further collaboration on larger scale projects including BBC 2′s BAFTA award winning That Mitchell & Webb Look and Fresh Meat for channel 4, in which Rob plays a lecturer who tries cringingly hard to be “down with the kids”.
When David started work on the Post Office campaign with FCB, he knew that Rob would be perfect as a front man: “He brought tremendous energy and great comic chops to the role. In our new spot for Post Office Money, we’ve pushed the surreal tone a little further – and Rob, quite literally, takes flight.”