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Kia Summer Sales Event

By Alan Ng | December 17, 2021

Brendan Walter’s short film, Kia Summer Sales Event, is a six-minute parody of the 30-second Kia Summer Sales Commercial. The short opens with a dead-on recreation of said commercial. Then, in a nearly black and white setting, a couple (Barak Gardley and Monika Smith) speaks in soft tones regarding the urgency of the upcoming weekend sale.

“…weaves in and out of the need for a new car and the man’s existential life crisis surrounding his relationship, infidelity, and starting a family.”

As their talk continues and the camera pulls back, we see the couple are Juggalos. From there, the conversation weaves in and out of the need for a new car and the man’s existential life crisis surrounding his relationship, infidelity, and starting a family.

Kia Summer Sales Event connects right away with the familiar, in this case, a well-known commercial. Maintaining the tone of that commercial allows the story to spin wildly out of control, only to eventually pull back to the odd reality of the situation. Writer-director Brendan Walter winds up with hilarious results.

To take advantage of the Kia Summer Sales Event, head to its official website.

Kia Summer Sales Event (2021)

Directed and Written: Brendan Walter

Starring: Barak Hardley, Monika Smith, Demorge Brown, Jasmine Ash, etc.

Movie score: 8/10

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"…allows the story to spin wildly out of control..."

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