Stihl Mercy Dash

Power tools brand Stihl in New Zealand has released a TV spot about two brothers and their late father’s chainsaw in New Zealand. “Mercy Dash” continues the story from the 2009 controversial ad, “Bequeathed“, in which a dying man’s last words are taken advantage of by his selfish son to claim his chainsaw. In “Mercy Dash”, the other son is sent by his mother to rescue his brother from a menacing storm.

Stihl Mercy Dash

Click on the image below to play the Mercy Dash video.

Mercy Dash Credits

The Mercy Dash ad was developed at DDB New Zealand, Auckland, by group executive creative director Toby Talbot, deputy creative director/art director Regan Grafton, copywriter Paul Hankinson, head of TV Judy Thompson, agency producer Tania Jeram, managing partner Scott Wallace, account executive Jessica De Court, working with Stihl NZ managing director Jim Bibby and marketing manager Sophie Wardrop.

Filming was shot by director Adam Stevens via Robber’s Dog with producer Mark Foster and director of photography Ginny Loane.

Editor was Stuart Reeves at The Editors. Colorist was Pete Ritchie at Toybox. Online editor was Stefan Coory at Blockhead.

Sound and music were produced at Liquid Studios by composer Peter van der Fluit and sound engineer Jon Cooper.