For the launch of the new Volkswagen Spacecross campaign, Vetor Zero / Lobo and Almap BBDO created two spots based on the tagline: “Any adventure you can imagine fits inside a Spacecross”. Starting with this concept, the adventures we chose to interpret originate from Brazilian folklore, starring two of its more popular apparitions: the Saci (an imp-like trickster) and the Mula-Sem-Cabeça (Portuguese for “Headless Mule”).
Each spot tells the legends surrounding one of these supernatural entities, known for their mischievous and destructive character, showing how a regular person is no match for their otherworldly powers. But amid this nightmarish scenario emerges the Spacecross, the only one capable of facing up to both creatures.
Along with the apocalyptic look of the spots, the sense of mystery and chaos is heightened by the voice-over by João Gordo, a veteran punk rocker and icon of Brazilian underground culture.