When Luke Akers wanted to sell his 1996 Nissan Maxima GLE – yes, the one seen above that needs a ratchet strap to keep the front end from bursting with joy – the Florida filmmaker turned on his cameras and yelled “Quiet on set!” The result is a one-minute videographic homage to mankind’s monuments, narrated with all the intensity of a BBC documentary to sell a 17-year-old sports sedan that comes “fully loaded with an engine, wheels, tires and an automatic transmission.”
Just like the car in question, the ad did its job: Nissan bought the Maxima from Akers and the company donated another $1,000 to his charity of choice. Three cheers to both Akers and Nissan for their work. You can check out the video below, and head to the Ikonik Films site for the humorous print ads that were also part of the campaign.
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Video: Nissan buys jalopy Maxima after seeing filmmaker’s epic sales ad