German student director Eugen Merher created this moving spec commercial titled “Break Free,” that perfectly captures the spirit of running. In less than a couple minutes and no dialogue, the commercial tells a story about a former marathon runner whose body and soul are decaying in a retirement home, until he finds an old pair of Adidas. The end will certainly have you cheering.
Merher, a 26-year-old student at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, told The Huffington Post that he tried sending it to Adidas’ communications department, but hasn’t heard back.
For now, it’s a feel-good message about how running can never be taken away from us.