Best Advert of 2006 - Sky

I know the title of this post might seem a little premature but it’s going to take something amazing to beat Skys skateboarding advert.

The last couple of times I’ve been to the cinema I’ve seen an advert for Sky that features some stunning skateboarding by Danny Way, the adverts footage was taken from a documentary on him, with Regina Spektor - US providing the music. Mute the skateboarding clip, hide the US window and watch along, it’s very cool.

While looking for a copy of the advert to show a friend I discovered that no one seems to a copy of the full ad online. The skateboarding clip originally had a different soundtrack, which I don’t like, and the music video for US is dull, but when put together (for me at least) they just work. I don’t know who came up with the idea but it’s stuck in my head.

And to be honest, the advert was better than the film.