"Daddy No Legs" is a film produced for Esso in collaboration with adam&eveDDB. It follows David Birrell, an inspirational, real-life father whose ultimate goal - as a double amputee - is to take part in one of the world's most prestigious and oldest active sports car races in 2022. 

Directed by Oscar nominated, multi-award winning ITN's director Marcel Mettelsiefen, the film was shot in a documentary style and is narrated by David himself. 

The research was undertaken in-house and steered by the director, which led to a stronger bond between the director and protagonist, and a deeper engagement with the agency and brand.


Client: ExxonMobil
Brand: Esso
Executive Creative Director: Paul Cohen
Creatives: Sophie Knox and Miles Carter
Agency Producer: Stephen Mead
Account Director: Alannah Wells
Senior Account Manager: Katie Hounsome
Production Company: ITN Productions
Executive Producer: Flavia Blajfeder
Producer: Noelia Lage Vazquez
Director: Marcel Mettelsiefen
D.O.P: Ben Magahy
Editing Company: ITN Productions
Editor: Stephen Ellis
Colourist: Toby Tomkins, Cheat It
Soundtrack Composer Director's Cut: Michael Kadelbach
Audio Post Production Director's Cut: Jez Spencer