Mates Raise Their Glasses to a Departing Friend in Tullamore Dew Short Film

Tullamore Dew - The Other Wall

If I was to create — what at least in in my head, would be the perfect Irish whiskey ad — it would look and sound like ‘The Other Wall’, a new ad from Tullamore Dew.

The long version (embedded below) starts out with a group of black suited lads walking across a lush green hillside to the tune of ‘The Parting Glass’. (here’s a version of the song by The Pogues)

They stop and turn as one quotes James Joyce, “Better pass boldly into that other world, in the full glory of some passion, than fade and wither dismally with age.”

Glasses are passed around as the four take a seat on on a stone wall over looking a cemetery. The lads one by one fill their glasses and join in on the song. One raises his glass and offers a toast; “glasses up to my brother Jerry.”

For all purposes it appears they are there to say a final farewell to a dear friend. But then the church bell rings, a bride appears and it’s obvious that Jerry is being toasted before he departs on another kind of journey.

‘The Other Wall’ ad was created by New York ad agency Opperman Weiss and directed by Laurence Dunmore of RSA Films.

[via Ad Week]

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