Sprint in the Mind of Peyton Manning

US telecommunications giant Sprint takes us into the mind of Peyton Manning in this spot released in September 2007. Quarterback Manning appears along with receiver Marvin Harrison and defensive player Jason Taylor. Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Peyton Manning has only seconds to throw the football, but instead of being on the field he trapped in a long hallway. Behind one door he finds an Escher-inspired set of stairs in which a miniature Manning runs endlessly. Behind another door he finds receiver Marvin Harrison in a tank surrounded by dolphins. A woman counts down the seconds as his opponent, Jason Taylor, comes barreling down the hall, ready to make the tackle. At the last second, Manning is given inspiration by his childhood self. He snaps back to reality and makes the pass to Dallas Clark. A voiceover tells us that highlights, updates and scores at the speed of light provide us the NFL at SprintSpeed.

Peyton Manning at door

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Sprint has an online experience to match the ad, manningsmind.com, where we can go inside the mind of the NFL’s fastest thinking quarterback.


Manning’s Mind was developed for Sprint at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners by executive creative director Rich Silverstein, creative directors Ronny Northrop, Franklin Tipton, art directors Brian Williams, Joel Rodriguez, copywriters Nick Prout, Rus Chao, and agency producer Rob Sondik.

Filming was shot and photographed by director Andrew Douglas via Anonymous Content, with head of production Sue Ellen Clair, executive producer Andy Traines, executive producer/head of commercials Dave Morrison, producer Tony McGarry.

Editing was done by Jim Hutchins at HutchCo Technologies, Los Angeles, with assistant editor Paul Rui and executive producer Jane Hutchins.

Post production and visual effects were done at Brewster Parsons under the leadership of VFX Supervisor/lead compositor Nick Brewster and producer Darcy Parsons.

Sound was designed at Tinitus by François Blaignan. Audio post production was done at Lime Studios, Santa Monica, by sound engineers Rohan Young, Loren Silber and Dave Wagg with producer Jessica Locke.

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