In this spot we see a kid who made a dog out of Trollis. And is happy as a lark until another kid comes along and eats the head off of it.
I guess candies have all decided to play in the same playground that Skittles perfected, except this has a Napoleon Dynamite.
You know what though? These spots do not live up to the weirdly awesome, as most of the situations are neither weird nor awesome. They're silly. But that's not the same.
You are walking down the street, dancing to music in your mp3 player. Your shadow starts dancing way better than you. Because your shadow has lifted a bag of Trolli's from your pocket and is using them in the dance routine like a glow stick. People gather around and are throwing coins and dollars into a hat for our shadow. That's weirdly awesome.
Weirdly awesome: when your doppelganger is way more on famous on social media decides to throw you a bone and retweet your “OH In New York: Trollis, man,” to increase your Klout Score.
When you swallow an orange seed by accident only to wake up and find you have a tree growing out of your navel—a tree that provides you delicious orange juice to wash down your bedside bowl of Trollis-- that is Weirdly Awesome.
This is just ironic.
Client: Ferrara Candy Company
Campaign Title: Weirdly Awesome
Creative Agency: Periscope, Minneapolis
Executive Creative Director: Charlie Callahan
Creative Director: Rob Peichel
Senior Art Director: Jen Neis
Senior Copywriter: John Sullivan
Producer: Kelly Farley
Production Company: Hungry Man
Director: Dave Laden
Executive Producers: Kevin Byrne, Dan Duffy/Mino Jarjoura
Producer: Caleb Dewart
Director of Photography: Christian Spranger
Editorial: Arcade Edit
Editor: Nick Rondeau
E.P. Managing Partner: Damian Stevens
Executive Producer: Nicole Visram
Post Producer: Gavin Carroll
Assistant Editor: Carmen Hu
Telecine: The Mill
Executive Producer: LaRue Anderson
Colorist: Greg Reeves
Online & FX: Brewster Parsons
Lead Flame Artist: Louis Mackall
Producer: Georgina Poushkine
Owner/President: Darcy Parsons
Music: Echo Boys
Artists: Tom Lecher, Alex Berglund, Tyler Tholl
Audio Producer: Sara Davidson