Our bikes and riders in new Amarok TVC
Last month we had the privilege of working with DDB Sydney and Scoundrel Films on the production of a new TV commercial for VW's Amarok ute. The premise of the ad was quite challenging - find 18kW dirtbikes, a 33kW dune buggy and riders who could jump them over a fast moving Amarok. Oh - and in a quarry, at night.
The DVMC crew modified some 250cc bikes to make them more nimble for stunt work, and modified a fairly standard dune buggy to have a cut down frame and a 450cc YZ450 engine to meet the 33kW power requirement. Stunt riders Jack Fields, Cody Mackie and Jordan Bissaker, and precision driver Greg Stuart put the vehicles through their paces hour after hour in a 3 night shoot, and the results are pretty impressive (with much credit also going to Scoundrel Films director Mike Daly and his crew for amazing cinematography).