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Touchdown is the goal: how a delivery man turns into a football star – the making-of.

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Lights, camera, action! We take a glance behind the scenes of the new advertisement for Mercedes-Benz Vans, where a delivery man realizes his dream of becoming a football star.

More and more orders – creative solutions.

Shopping downtown, wandering around all the different shops is not always that appealing. Fortunately, we can shop online – it is convenient and you don’t even have to leave the house to do it. Free deliveries are also on the up and up. In times of growing e-commerce, the industry is booming: sales amount to some EUR 50 million. Soon, it will even be possible to receive deliveries within hours – thanks to drones.

A delivery man in front of a Sprinter

The growing number of online orders calls for fully committed delivery people.

Everyday life and happy, thanks to Mercedes-Benz Vans.

Making sure that delivery teams are happy, despite the growing pressures, transporters from Mercedes-Benz don’t just provide enough storage space for parcels, they make sure even delivery men’s dreams can come true! At least that is the idea behind the new YouTube ad from Mercedes-Benz Vans. From delivery man to football star!

The set.

It was filmed in the front garden of a family home in Los Angeles, CA. Important at the set were the delivery man’s adversaries – obstacles like garden chairs, a parasol, etc. that were used during the film.

Behind a fence are a van and some people

Morning, at the set: the scene is set up.

In front of a van are four garden chairs and a parasol

Important props: garden chairs and a parasol in the front garden.

Important props: garden chairs and a parasol in the front garden.

The protagonists.

Different characters play a role during the film. Who will be the secret star of the production? The audience gets to decide …

A man runs down a path

The delivery man is very convincing, dreaming of becoming a football star.

The cheerleaders also enjoy their role.

An older women stands in front of a camera

A grandmother crosses the delivery man's path.

She looks wonderingly, as she accepts the parcel.

A small dog sits on the lawn

There is one thing that should not be missing at the set: the secret star of the production.

The film team gathered around director, Omar Acosta.

Behind the camera are important people, who must not be forgotten. Normally you hardly ever get to see them – but in this case you do! Once! Director and producer, Omar Acosta’s film team.

Three people stand in a garden, with a camera

Not seen frequently in front of the camera: the film team.

More than just a day on the set.

Different perspectives, various approaches, filming plan and set-up – everything has to be well organized and planned in advance. But that is not all: there is more work to be done, editing, adding audio and processing. The path from production to publication is long.

A man stands in a garden with a camera

The camera man is always at the hub of activity.

A man looks at a screen

First takes of the filming are checked immediately.

Planned down to the last detail: for the perfect picture, we need total commitment.

Concentration before filming starts: The actors get ready.

The actresses get used to their role.

The Mercedes-Benz Van Sprinter offers far more than just enough storage space for parcels.

Photos: Jan Sebastian Lenke


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