Filmmaker shoots an awesome commercial to sell his girlfriend’s old car

Nov 6, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Filmmaker shoots an awesome commercial to sell his girlfriend’s old car

Nov 6, 2017

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Join the Discussion

Share on:

In the sea of Craigslist ads or eBay auctions, you need to find a way to stand out if you want to get noticed and reach a good price. This is exactly what filmmaker Max Lanman did: he filmed a full-scale commercial for his girlfriend’s 1996 Honda Accord. And he did such a good job, that he got an offer 68x times higher than the car’s actual value.

YouTube video

When Max’s girlfriend decided to sell her old car named “Greenie,” he wanted to help her. He didn’t just take the photos and posted the ad online (like I usually do when my boyfriend sells something). Max raised it to another level: he gathered a crew and created a professional car commercial. He and Christopher Ripley produced and directed the commercial, and a few more people worked on the project.

They did a really good job, and now there’s an ad for the 21-year old car that looks just like the car ads we see on TV every day. It even has a slogan: “Luxury is a state of mind.” After putting the auction on eBay, the video went viral and it’s still trending on YouTube. As a result, the bidding went from $499 starting price to whopping $135,800! Considering that the KBB’s estimated value is around $2,000, I’d say this is a really good offer. But since eBay took the original auction down as a mistake, there’s now a new auction for “Greenie.” Hopefully, it will also reach a good price.

[Used Car Commercial // 1996 Honda Accord via No Film School]

Filed Under:

Tagged With:

Find this interesting? Share it with your friends!

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

Join the Discussion

DIYP Comment Policy
Be nice, be on-topic, no personal information or flames.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

3 responses to “Filmmaker shoots an awesome commercial to sell his girlfriend’s old car”

  1. Bruce Kinnaird Scott Avatar
    Bruce Kinnaird Scott

    Only in America

  2. Galonii August Avatar
    Galonii August

    only 499? and it runs! sounds like a steal

  3. Klaa Avatar
    Klaa

    Nice, but doesn’t hide the fact that the tires looked bald. :P