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Specsavers
'Airport'
2 February 2024 60s
Gate a move on!
by Andrew MacGregor

An airport becomes a gauntlet in this slapstick commercial for Specsavers. With his partner already at the departure gate, the protagonist must negotiate security, finicky e-gates, and crowded travelators in record time. He's the main character in a Specsavers ad, so he may as well give up now.

He digs deep instead—not many people could down a whole bottle of water in front of a security guard or shove past a rugby team on a travelator, but he does. Sure, there's the odd squint at the departure board, but he might just catch his flight to Mexico City at this rate.

You can guess how this works out, of course (he's, erm, the main character in a Specsavers ad), but that's the cruel and cosy appeal of this venerable campaign. Fans of 'Liar Liar' will appreciate the man's ultimate mode of transport.

Product Category: Opticians

Territory: UK


agency
Specsavers
CD: Richard James
Creative: Andrea Raanaas / Michael McCallum / Simon Bougourd / Naomi Bishop
Producer: Sam Lock
production
Merman
Director: Declan Lowney
Producer: Simon Monhemius
EP: Siobhan Murphy
DOP: Benedict Spence (Vision)
Prod Design: Damien Creagh
editing
Stitch
Editor: Leo King
vfx
Coffee & TV
VFX Supervisor: Luke Todd

  Specsavers - 'Airport'


Specsavers
'Airport'
2 February 2024 60s

Gate a move on!

An airport becomes a gauntlet in this slapstick commercial for Specsavers. With his partner already at the departure gate, the protagonist must negotiate security, finicky e-gates, and crowded travelators in record time. He's the main character in a Specsavers ad, so he may as well give up now.

He digs deep instead—not many people could down a whole bottle of water in front of a security guard or shove past a rugby team on a travelator, but he does. Sure, there's the odd squint at the departure board, but he might just catch his flight to Mexico City at this rate.

You can guess how this works out, of course (he's, erm, the main character in a Specsavers ad), but that's the cruel and cosy appeal of this venerable campaign. Fans of 'Liar Liar' will appreciate the man's ultimate mode of transport.

Product Category: Opticians

Territory: UK


agency
Specsavers
CD: Richard James
Creative: Andrea Raanaas / Michael McCallum / Simon Bougourd / Naomi Bishop
Producer: Sam Lock
production
Merman
Director: Declan Lowney
Producer: Simon Monhemius
EP: Siobhan Murphy
DOP: Benedict Spence (Vision)
Prod Design: Damien Creagh
editing
Stitch
Editor: Leo King
vfx
Coffee & TV
VFX Supervisor: Luke Todd

Specsavers 2 February 2024
'Airport' 60s

Gate a move on!

by Andrew MacGregor

An airport becomes a gauntlet in this slapstick commercial for Specsavers. With his partner already at the departure gate, the protagonist must negotiate security, finicky e-gates, and crowded travelators in record time. He's the main character in a Specsavers ad, so he may as well give up now.

He digs deep instead—not many people could down a whole bottle of water in front of a security guard or shove past a rugby team on a travelator, but he does. Sure, there's the odd squint at the departure board, but he might just catch his flight to Mexico City at this rate.

You can guess how this works out, of course (he's, erm, the main character in a Specsavers ad), but that's the cruel and cosy appeal of this venerable campaign. Fans of 'Liar Liar' will appreciate the man's ultimate mode of transport.

Product Category: Opticians

Territory: UK


agency
Specsavers
CD: Richard James
Creative: Andrea Raanaas / Michael McCallum / Simon Bougourd / Naomi Bishop
Producer: Sam Lock
production
Merman
Director: Declan Lowney
Producer: Simon Monhemius
EP: Siobhan Murphy
DOP: Benedict Spence (Vision)
Prod Design: Damien Creagh
editing
Stitch
Editor: Leo King
vfx
Coffee & TV
VFX Supervisor: Luke Todd