Client: BMW
Date: Mar 2019
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A digital video from BMW celebrates International Women’s Day and tells the story of Aurora Straus, a 20-year-old professional race car driver, Harvard freshman and founder of Girls With Drive.

Also timed to International Women’s Day, Straus will debut her Girls With Drive website. Straus started Girls With Drive, a non-profit focused on helping girls and young women get involved in male-dominated industries (particularly politics, business, and STEM, which includes the automotive industry). Her main focus is a mentorship program that connects successful professional women with young women and girls who are interested in the business side of the automotive world. In addition to the mentorship program, she’s developing a ‘school tour’ and an internship program.

BMW is a proud supporter of Straus, who currently races in the 2019 Pirelli World Challenge season in a BMW M4 GT4. The new video covers Aurora’s initial deferral of Harvard in order to compete in motorsports. The piece is backed by an all-female team of directors and producers including Rachel Morrison, known for her recent work as a cinematographer on Black Panther.


Client : BMW of North America, LLC

Brand : BMW

Vice President of Marketing : Trudy Hardy

Head of Brand Strategy and Communication : Wolfgang Gross

National Marketing Manager : Lisa Judge

Senior EV Marketing Communications Specialist : Kirsten Zayas

Agency : Serviceplan New York

Executive Creative Director : Jay Benjamin

Senior Art Director : Dasha Erkina

Senior Copywriter : Nick Delisi

Executive Producer : Karen McKibben

Group Account Director : Suzanne Reeves-Lau

Director of Strategy : Nick Chapman

President : Nick Johnson

Production Company : Biscuit Filmworks

Director : Rachel McDonald

Director of Photography : Rachel Morrison

Line Producer : Maury Strong

Editorial : Rock Paper Scissors

Executive Producer: Eve Kornblum

Producer: Julianne Cort

Editor : Akiko Iwakawa-Grieve

Assistant Editor : Dan Berk

Original Music : Q Department

Sound Design : Stimmung

Executive Producer: Kristina Iwankiw

Producer : Nick Tuttle

Sound Designer : Gus Koven

Mix : Sound Lounge

Mixer : Tom Jucarone


Executive Producer: Heath Raymond

Producer: Lauren Orban

Production Coordinator: Alexie Kozol


VFX Creative: The Mill

Creative Director: Kyle Cody

2D Lead Artist: Kieran Hanrahan

2D Artist: Burtis Scott, Terner Thompson


Colour: The Mill

Colourist: Fergus McCall

Executive Producer, Colour: Rochelle Brown

Colour Producer: Megan Rumph

Production Coordinator, Colour: Blake Rice

Colour Assist: Andrew Ceen, Elias Nousiopoulos

Media Agency : UM Worldwide

Social Media Agency : Anchor Worldwide