“A great example of episodic Influencer based Storytelling.”
Who was this for?
This documentary-style, Promotional Film was shot and produced for Big Bad Bikes Pvt Ltd. Big Bad Bikes is an e-commerce startup based in Bangalore, India. The company is focused on curating and providing bikers with top-of-the-line, third-party biking accessories from across the world.
What problem did we solve?
As a startup operating in an industry driven by irrational passion; it was clear to us that a conventional Corporate Video would not make a huge dent in the Brand recall that a company like Big Bad Bikes was vying for from its potential market.
This new and emerging market consists of working professionals who find it extremely liberating to jump on a bike and get away from the mundane rigours of corporate life. These individuals (in contrast) look up to and are inspired by a handful of hardcore motorcycle travellers who spend their lives completing arduous and often mega tours around the world on a bike. These are the people that this biking market literally worships. They are the quintessential example of an “Influencer”.
It was clear to us that content that enabled the “Influencer” and placed them on a virtuous pedestal was the best means of gaining subliminal brand loyalty.
How did we do this?
The team at Big Bad Bikes shortlisted Abhijit Rao; a motorcycle traveller who was on the verge of embarking on a gruelling, scenic journey across Central Asia, Russia and Europe. His journey would cover a total of 25,000 kilometres on his Royal Enfield Himalayan. A feat that amazes both bikers and us regular folk alike. Abhijit was kitted out with a ton of equipment and apparel that was sponsored by Big Bad Bikes in exchange for the rights to tell this story on his behalf.
The challenge with this approach was that most content would be self-generated by the Influencer. To a certain degree, we were not in control of the quality of the final content, we had the job to piece together moments and tie them together into meaningful episodes of contiguous storytelling.
The second episode featured on this page; was stitched together from photographs, phone camera video and Gopro footage shot by Abhijith during his trip.
You will notice a pretty large section of the video dedicated to explaining the products that Big Bad Bikes has sponsored. This was not just an aptly placed product placement; it was a much needed opportunity for avid bikers to drool at gear.
Writer – Mark Nicholas Lazaro & Sean Alexander
Director – Mark Nicholas Lazaro
Cinematographer – Mark Nicholas Lazaro
Production Head – Prashanth P
Sound Design – Mark Nicholas Lazaro
Editor – Mark Nicholas Lazaro, & Aldrin Mario Windsor
Voice Over Artist – Sean Alexander