Aussie director Peter Carstairs makes final three in $1m Doritos Crash the Super Bowl competition
Australian filmmaker Peter Carstairs, who is
represented by Melbourne production company Mr Smith, has made it to the
finals in the 10th and final edition of the US$1m Doritos Crash the
Super Bowl competition with his hilarious entry "Ultrasound".
Competing against 4,500 ads submitted from 28 countries, Australia has created history as the only country outside of the US to ever make the finals three years in a row.
Carstairs now needs support to make it third time lucky and become the first ever Aussie grand prize winner. Fans are invited to vote for their favourite video here.
The filmmaker who receives the most votes will be aired during the Super Bowl wins US$1m and receives the opportunity to collaborate with renowned director Zack Snyder while working with Warner Bros. Pictures and DC Entertainment - AKA the career boost of a lifetime.
The three finalists are:
"Ultrasound" by Peter Carstairs, Australia
"Doritos Dogs" by Jacob Chase, USA
"Swipe for Doritos" by David Rudy, USA
In a change from previous years, the two other finalists who do not take the top prize will each receive $100,000 USD and an opportunity to consult on an upcoming Doritos project.
Australia has a strong history with the competition, with Tom Noakes' "Finger Cleaner" being the first international finalist in the comp's history and racking up more than 4 million views on YouTube. Australia again showed its strength last year with Armand De Saint-Salvy's "Doritos Manchild" making it to the final 10. Carstairs' entry "Ultrasound" could bring Australian creativity to the foreground on the global stage at one of the most popular televised events of the year.