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Bertha Benz / The Journey that Changed Everything

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Released on International Women's Day, Dirty Soup founder Raife Burchell, music supervised Mercedes Benz epic new commercial for Anorak and Antoni Berlin. 'The Journey that Changed Everything' is a four-minute film honouring Bertha Benz, the wife and business partner of Mercedes-Benz founder and automobile inventor Carl Benz.

Sebastian Strasser's film tells the story of her journey from Mannheim to Pforzheim, Germany, in 1888. Bertha took her two sons on the106km/65-mile trip - determined to prove the potential of her husband's invention - at a time when people were sceptical, even fearful of it.

After an extensive research period, the musical direction was settled upon, and Raife called on the composing talents of Grammy-winning, Emmy, and Bafta-nominated Lorne Balfe and Steffen Thum.

The film documents an empowering tale of triumph and self-belief, and Raife is thrilled to have been part of bringing Bertha's ground-breaking journey to life.

Advertiser: Mercedes Benz

Music Company: Dirty Soup

Music Supervisor: Raife Burchell

Composers: Lorne Balfe & Steffen Thum

Production Company: Anorak

Director: Sebastian Strasser

Producer: Christoph Petzenhauser

Creative Agency: Antoni

Creative Directors: Alice Bottaro / Juliane Krause Akelbein / Carl Norton

Dirty Soup, 4 months ago