by Syd Briscoe
A woman attempts to overcome her coulrophobia in this hilarious spot for Ocean Spray. Director Jeff Low wrings every drop of comedy out of the premise, as she tries to find courage in her reduced sugar drink and display confidence in front of her daughter... only for her efforts to reach a violent end once she's confronted with the clown in question. It's an entertaining reminder that facing your fears is a process best not rushed.
As with the previous Ocean Spray work created by Orchard (under the stewardship of David Kolbusz), it's also an immensely persuasive piece of advertising with a chuck of product information slyly delivered by the woman as she seeks inspiration to face her fears. Fantastic deadpan from a master of physical comedy.
Product Category: Fruit Juice