9 years ago, in the Summer of 2011, I made this spec commercial.
I don’t know why. I’ve never been a Lakers fan, and I was never an outright Kobe fan. But his greatness was always inspiring.
And so I turned to a piece of music from The Fountain, composed by Clint Mansell. A film that follows a man to the depths of the earth, and to the ends of the universe, on a relentless quest to save the one he loves from her mortal fate. An impossible goal, met with an unstoppable resolve. Fitting for the Mamba.
I recorded the voice-over at Everett Orian’s home studio, trying to emulate and channel Michael in his legendary “Failure” commercial. It’s funny, but in tribute to Kobe, we all end up trying to be like Mike.
Mamba Forever 🐍♾🏀🙏