China – The beer brand has created a dystopian film that taps into Chinese consumers’ growing interest in electronic dance music (EDM).
Featuring pop star Eason Chan and actress Fish Liew, Fang, which means ‘unleash’ in Chinese, is a departure from the patriotic theme of typical Budweiser campaigns. It explores China’s burgeoning EDM scene, which the brand has helped to foster since 2013, when it established the Budweiser Storm dance festival.
The short film follows Liew and Chan as they attempt to escape from a bleak industrial facility. After a short chase scene, Liew finds herself on a vibrant dance floor surrounded by revellers dancing to EDM. The soundtrack is a collaboration between DJ Alok and Chan, and marks Chan’s first foray into EDM.
Budweiser is experimenting with long-form content in China, and the campaigns are proving highly successful on social media.