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Audi Combines Sustainability and Speed in Spot Starring World Long Jump Champion Malaika Mihambo

REKORDER produces new spot for Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron

Audi Combines Sustainability and Speed in Spot Starring World Long Jump Champion Malaika Mihambo

Berlin-based REKORDER is always looking for projects which contribute to sustainability. It is no news that it is now imperative to act responsibly towards this matter and use our own power. Electric cars are a mid-term solution directly to our reach and well-executed collaborations such as Audi x Malaika Mihambo are precisely the way to go forwards. 

But what do a fully electric car and an athlete have in common? They should be fast and dazzling. So what do the new Audi Q4 Sportback e-tron and the world champion in long jump Malaika Mihambo share? They both combine innovation and sustainability with speed, elegance and sportiness.

Malaika, born in 1994, was a European Champion in 2018, World Champion in Doha 2019, achieving her personal best with 7.30m. She also won the gold medal at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. The athlete is full of energy. While doing a master's degree in environmental sciences, she established a registered association called "Malaika's Herzsprung." This association helps children find their way into sports and personal development by being aware of their environment. 

FunFact: While Malaika runs 100m in 11,21 seconds, the Audi Q4 can get from 0 to 100 km/h in 6,2 seconds. 

During the film's shoot, the whole team and crew were curious to see Malaika jump in real life. Even if she did not jump as far as in a real competition, watching her in her element was very impressive! It was also fantastic timing - just after the shoot, Malaika won the gold medal for long jump on the Tokyo Olympics Games. 

Although the project timing was tight and the shooting took place in Hamburg (so the typical northern German weather was present), the project was implemented successfully. It was a collective effort and triumph between the creatives and producers at thjnk, a trustful and empowering client Audi, the strong and professional Mihambo, a great experienced director - Bruce St.Clair and the energetic team and crew from REKORDER.

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Client: Audi

Agency: Thjnk

Executive Creative Director: Fabian Königer (Copy), Roman Geoffrey Lukowski (Art)

Creative Director: Daniel Gaßner (Text), Kaloyan Yanev (Art)

Art Director: Moritz Hake, Christina Fleuch

Copywriter/Texter: Judith Preker

Account Management/Beratung: Viviane Kim Wendt (Account Manager), Catalina Salein (Account Director), Hans Lassen (Client Service Director)

Producer: Julia Koop

Director: Bruce St.Clair

DoP: Franz Lustig

Production: Rekorder

CEO: Werner Klemm

EP: Alexis Delanoue, Falk Prahl

Producer: Steffen Leiser

PA: Moritz Hüttner, Nico Wietfeld

Production Coordinator: Viktoria von Hof

PM: Tobias Faust

Set Manager: Andreas Grotevent

1AD: Gregor Budde

Audi / Photographer: Jules Esick

2AD: Bennet Weidemann

1AC: Michael Goljanek

2AC: Mark Bozyk

Art Director: Daniela Herzberg

Props Master: Sarah Bechtold

Make Up Artist: Sacha Schuette

Styling Taylor: Linda Ilsemann

Stylist: Sarah Hoppenstedt

Stylist Ass.: Nicole Koslowski

Editor: Peer-Arne Sveistrup

Colorist: Pana Argueta

Post Producer: Amel Mahouast

Post House: SLGH Henning Martens

Audio postproduction:

Music: Gate 11

CAST
Malaika Mihambo

Category: Automotive , Cars

Genre: People