Client: Esso
Date: Aug 2019
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'Daddy No Legs' is a film produced for Esso in collaboration with Adam&EveDDB. It follows David Birrell, an inspirational, real-life father whose ultimate goal - as a double amputee - is to take part in one of the world's most prestigious and oldest active sports car races in 2022.

Directed by Oscar-nominated, multi-award winning ITN's director Marcel Mettelsiefen, the film was shot in a documentary style and is narrated by David himself.

The research was undertaken in-house and steered by the director, which led to a stronger bond between the director and protagonist, and a deeper engagement with the agency and brand.


Client: ExxonMobil

Brand: Esso

Executive Creative Director: Paul Cohen

Creatives: Sophie Knox and Miles Carter

Agency Producer: Stephen Mead

Account Director: Alannah Wells

Senior Account Manager: Katie Hounsome

Production Company: ITN Productions

Executive Producer: Flavia Blajfeder

Producer: Noelia Lage Vazquez

Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen

D.O.P: Ben Magahy

Editing Company: ITN Productions

Editor: Stephen Ellis

Colourist: Toby Tomkins, Cheat It

Soundtrack Composer Director's Cut: Michael Kadelbach

Audio Post Production Director's Cut: Jez Spencer