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STRAVA | NO OTHER WAY

Directed by: Alexa Spiroff

 

"If your soul doesn't ache to move the way your body can... don't do it."

I've always been passionate about the outdoors and wanted to do a spot that reflected that. While there are many ads out there that show the grit and sweat that athletes endure, we wanted to create a cinematic spot that showed the more poetic, internal struggle that athletes face. We adapted one of my favorite poems by Charles Bukowski, and spent a weekend holding RED cameras off of icy cliffs, hanging out of Jeeps with stabilizers, and filming on frozen mountain tops at 5 am. It was so cold that I even had to spray some of our athletes with a water bottle to make it look like they were sweating!

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Directed by Alexa Spiroff & Steven Smith

Producers: Alexa SpiroffWhitney Merrill, and Steven Smith

DP/Editor: Steven Smith

Assistant Camera: Julian Lopez

Production Designer: Alexa Spiroff

Color: Hannah Ruf

Digital Retouching: Brandon Hemsley

Chase Car Drivers: Marcus Price and Michael Palazzo 

Copywriter: Charles Bukowski adapted by Hannah Norton

Voice Actor: Craig Pickup

Athletes:

Avery Calton Walker

Preston Yardley

Connor Weaver

Ricky Maddox