Top Spot of the Week: Jordan Brand's "Blake and Drain"
Stacy Wall of Imperial Woodpecker directed this spot in which L.A. Clippers' superstar forward Blake Griffin plays a pickup game of basketball, inexplicably choosing as his teammate a youngster who calls himself D'arryl Drain, aka Dr. Drain. The lad's specialty comes in the form of high-arching jump shots--unfortunately, those jumpers are errant and don't even get a trace of net. Agency is Wieden+Kennedy, New York.
Agency: Wieden+Kennedy | New York. Jimm Lasser, Gary Van Dzura, creative directors; Eric Helin, copywriter; Erwin Federizo, art director; Jesse Brihn, sr. producer; Scott Vitrone, Ian Reichenthal, executive creative directors; Lora Schulson, head of content production. Editorial: MacKenzie Cutler Gavin Cutler, editor Postproduction: Company 3 New York Tim Masick, colorist. Visual Effects: The Mill New York Audio: Heard City Philip Loeb, mixer