Native Content and Rocket Mortgage Debut Latest Spots in 'More Than a House' Campaign

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Director Sorrel Brae has worked on the four previous spots for the campaign
Native Content and Rocket Mortgage Debut Latest Spots in 'More Than a House' Campaign

Boutique commercial production company Native Content and director Sorrel Brae recently re-teamed with Rocket Mortgage’s in-house creative team for two new spots in the ongoing 'More Than a House' campaign. Sorrel and Native previously collaborated with Rocket Mortgage on the campaign’s first four spots. The latest, 'More Than A Tradition' and 'More Than A Bear,' are currently airing nationwide.

The two new spots build on the campaign’s humour and aesthetic in which the real world and the fantasy world seamlessly merge, capturing the inner dreams of homeowners and showing what makes their house a home. 'More Than A Tradition' evokes a Norman Rockwell vibe, showing a boisterous at-home family gathering across the years to convey how beloved traditions take root over time. 'More Than A Bear' channels both hospital dramas and superhero adventures to show a mum saving the day by repairing her son’s damaged stuffed animal. Each spot opens with the familiar notes of Bob Dylan’s 'The Man In Me,' a common thread across all spots in the campaign.

“The first round on this campaign was such a great creative partnership and was very well received by viewers, so we all returned for this round with a heightened level of trust and desire to see how we could evolve the campaign with these new spots,” shared Sorrel. “The team at Rocket Mortgage was very receptive to building on the groundwork that we had previously laid, and amplifying some of the surrealism in these fantasy worlds to tell a deeper story.”

'More Than A Bear' posed a unique challenge by offering some potentially darker material to incorporate, compared to the other spots in the campaign, as the bear faces an unknown fate. Sorrel worked closely with DP Jeff Kim to figure out the lighting and colour palette to help maintain consistency with the lighthearted tone of the campaign. By embracing primary colours, the duo was able to channel a more moody tone and bring viewers inside a scared child’s imagination while still maintaining some playfulness - striking a crucial balance that made the spot succeed.

For 'More Than A Tradition,' Sorrel collaborated with production designer Heidi Adams to utilise the same house for both time periods in order to have the cuts match up perfectly. Heidi expertly skinned the house to fit both eras on the day of, with Brae shooting all the modern-day takes first, followed by the vintage 1950s-era shots.

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Client: Quicken Loans

Creative

Chief Marketing Officer: Casey Hurbis

Director of Brand Marketing: Michael Martin

Executive Creative Director: Michael Corbeille

Creative Director: Heath Stauffer

Creative Director: Sean Pavleshyn

Senior Producer: Julie Etheridge

Senior Business Affairs Manager: Kim Lehman

Production Consultant: Michael Tillman

Production

Production Company: Native Content

Director: Sorrel Brae

DP: Jeff Kim

EP: Tomer DeVito

Head of Production / EP: Sean Blair

Producer: Mark Walejko

Production Manager: Giovanna Giangregorio

Commercial Coordinator: Brodie Johnson

1st AD: Custis Smith

2nd AD: Boma Pennebaker

Production Designer: Heidi Adams

Editing

Editorial: Hudson Edit

Editor: Zach DuFresne

EP: Kristin Redman

Genres: People, Storytelling, Dialogue

Categories: Finance, Mortgages

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