"Lights are on. Stakes are high. When you step onto the mound, it's your moment to be untouchable," DICK'S Sporting Goods' latest ad professes. Even if you don't know a thing about baseball, you may be interested in the company's newest commercial, which is directed by Blue Valentine's Derek Cianfrance and shot by Oz the Great and Powerful's Peter Deming. That's a whole lot of drama and tension for a one-minute clip of a bunch of guys whipping a baseball around.
The ad, which feels like a scene from a much larger film, is shot from the perspective of a pitcher who carefully considers his play. If Cianfrance has an unproduced sports film up his sleeve, we're ready to hand over our money. [via The Playlist