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Ka-boom! Back by popular demand, our Holiday Hipsters Sammy & TJ returned to action for our explosive July 4th campaign for our Honda clients’ July 4 Honda Sales Event.

You may remember them from last summer, when they were hangin’ ten on the beach. This year, our boys—again played superbly by actors JJ Johnston and Dallas Bryant—make the scene at a smokin’ hot holiday barbecue, where their preoccupation with their beautiful new Hondas lead to a pyrospectacular climax.

We found the perfect setting for this production at the Wind & Oar Boat School, overlooking the Wilamette River in Portland. Under the leadership of Executive Director Peter Crim, this nonprofit organization teaches youth and adults the fine art of building wooden boats.


This stunning example–featured in our spot–was built entirely by teenagers, and is owned by Norman Eder. Nice work!

With our DP Kevin Emmons making the car pop, and our pyrotechnics expert Kai Shelton making the fireworks really POP (aided in post by the digital effects genius of Rough House’s Eric Stafford & Kit Klangsin), we’re sure our Honda dealers will have a bang-up July 4th sales event.

Agency Credits:

President: Jack Boland
Chief Creative Officer: Brian Bacino
Art Directors: Corey Stolberg
Copy Writers: Bob Dorfman
Agency Producers: Brody McHugh
Group Account Director: Dan Nilsen
Senior Account Executive: Whitney Randolph
Account Coordinator: Christopher Prieto
Production Credits:

Production: HandCrafted Media

Director: Brian Bacino
Executive Producer: David Piggenger
Director of Photography: Kevin emmons
Production Manager: Katie Brown
SFX: Kai Shelton

Post Production: Rough House

Editor: Michael Pickman-Thoon
Motion Graphics & Visual Effects: Eric Stafford & Kit Klangsin
Color: Roger Krakow
Post Production Supervisor: Todd Lindo