Brisbane Sleepy Town Save Tonight

Brisbane’s most recent tourism TV commercial features the city by night – showing that we’re no longer a sleepy town. The spot includes shots of life on the river, Southbank beach, nightclubs and restaurants, cafes and wine bars, and dolphin feeding. The final shot, a couple almost asleep in a cafe at dawn, playfully tells us that yes Brisbane is a sleepy town, for good reason.

Bikini clad woman plays with dolphins in Brisbane Sleepy Town TV Ad

Click on the image below to play the video in YouTube


Brisbane Marketing worked with advertising agency McCann Erickson by creative director/copywriter Rem Bruijn, art director Lance Gay, agency producer Katrine Bowman, account team Simon Lockyer, Chelsea Stevenson, Michelle Carson, Cameron Parker, strategic planner Gay Chinchen.

Director Josh Frizzell worked with producers Mike Vanderfield and Judi Bailey at 8 Commercials.

Post production was done at Cutting Edge, Brisbane, whose team included Post producer Justine Douglas, VFX Producer Jodie Camilleri, Rushes colourist Wade Odlum, senior colourist Eric Whipp, offline editor Mark Bennett, Inferno artist Jeff Gaunt, Shake artists Kate Auld, Tim Jones and Matthew Chance, designer Kurtis Richmond, 3D Artist Elie Jamaa, and sound engineer Ross Batten.

cc copyright was cleared by Music Mill.

The soundtrack is “Save Tonight”, from Eagle Eye Cherry’s 1998 album, “Desireless“, and featured in the 2005 movie, A Lot Like Love. Download the whole track at iTunes:

Eagle-Eye Cherry - Desireless - Save Tonight

  • Anonymous

    can u please tell me the song used in this ad i love it!

  • Anonymous

    The song is called “Save Tonight” by Eagle Eye Cherry.

  • Anonymous

    The song on this ad is my favourite song and I have been trying for ages to find out what it was called. Now I finally found it!!! Thankyou so much!!!!!!

  • Taz

    Lol i was looking all over for this song..
    why dont i know or why havent i heard of these guys?
    they rock!

  • Nabil

    This ad is sooo cool! The music selection, the scenes, the mood & evrything is so perfect. I really love this ad. I specially love the scene when lights flash from dark to bright behind a live band. I am a collector of these kinda quality audio/video and if someone could tell me if I could download the TV ad from somewhere then that would be great! thanx.

  • anonymous

    I love that song in the ad. Thanks so much

  • Matt

    Do they show this ad on Qantas flights to Brisbane? It would be a great way to promote it and show people what they are coming to.

  • Alexander

    Omg yay I know what the song is YAYYYYYY thankyou all so much i love you!!!!!

  • suzana

    i dont know what it is about this add that makes it so perfect, ive been searching the web for the comercial ever since it came out and im obviously not the only one. i live all the way in melbourne and it has really made me want to visit brisbane each time i see it, whoever was behind this, great job.

  • Ryan

    my favourite song, my favourte city
    perfect combination!
    i love Brisbane
    Not a sleepy little town

  • Sonny

    took me a year to find this song,now i have to find about a ad about tennis where girls sing about tennis Australia,but it’s christmas 3am sleep time…

  • Callum Douglas

    hey its umm: eagle eye cherry-save tonight