Bahraini telecom ad makes Toronto look more awesome than it actually is
One of the most common complaints about Toronto being in films is that the city never gets to play itself. (See Red for the latest version of this complaint, and then go buy Scott Pilgrim to atone.) Well, Spy Films has changed all that with its short video for Batelco, the main telecom company in Bahrain. (Tip of the hat to BlogTO and innumerable others on Twitter for bringing it to our attention.) Thanks to the two German directors working on a commercial for a Middle Eastern telecom firm, Toronto looks exactly as awesome as it should. Purists will say that the TTC’s signs aren’t actually in Arabic, or that the city is conspicuously lacking in alien spaceships, subway roller coasters, Transformer SUVs, soccer ninjas and roaming King Kongs. But those people probably have really boring dreams.
Also, check out the “making of” clip here.