Daddy No Legs


‘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.


Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen
Producer: Noelia Lage Vazquez
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
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
Client: ExxonMobil
Brand: Esso
Year: 2019
Duration: 1 min


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