The Kline’s Got the Power

Agency: The Distillery Project


When the power goes off, life goes on. Because Kohler goes on. That’s the statement behind a new 60-second spot created by independent Chicago-based The Distillery Project (TDP) in its first work for the brand. The work is running in North America and online on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube.

Beautifully crafted and shot in Vancouver with Radical Media’s Andrew Becker, the :60 version takes the viewer into the heart of a thunderstorm, where a family is suddenly left in the dark. Off go the lights, the fish tank stops bubbling, but within seconds, the lights go back on as the Kohler generator automatically kicks in from its perch beside their home.

Dad fires up a blender in the kitchen, a daughter blasts her hair dryer in the bathroom, the fish tank comes back to life and mom and her young son get back to their video game. Soon, the doorbell chimes and neighbors without power arrive with their laptops, appliances, wet laundry and frozen foods. As the impromptu party heats up, the homeowner adjusts the air conditioner to ensure a comfortable atmosphere.

Everyone is dancing with joy to one of the most iconic dance songs in history, “The Power” by Snap!, a German Eurodance group.

The merriment is interrupted when two police officers, sent to check on citizens, come to the door. But they too are swept up in the excitement and join the revelers inside this cozy port in the storm. “The power to live boldly” is superimposed at the end with a voiceover: “When you’ve got a Kohler generator, if the power goes out, life rocks on.”

This professional campaign titled 'The Kline’s Got the Power' was published in United States in October, 2022. It was created for the brand: Kohler, by ad agency: The Distillery Project. This Film medium campaign is related to the Household Products industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted 12 months ago.


Client: Kohler

Agency: The Distillery Project
Founder/Copywriter: John Condon
Founding Partner/CSO: Ben Kline
Head of Operations/Partner: Kim Tanner
Head of Production/Partner: Nik Traxler
Creative Directors: Eric Cosper
Business Affairs Manager: Bonnie Kalaf
Senior Producer: Brenda Cortés

Production: Radical Media / Circle Productions Vancouver
Production EP: Gregg Clarissimo
Director: Andrew Becker
Producer: Susan Sullivan and Mike Gill

Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Damion Clayton
Assistant Editor: Michael Shugarman
Producer: Nhu Phan
Head of Production: Dre Krichevsky
Executive Producer: Shada Shariatzadeh
Managing Director: Eve Kornblum

Color Co.: Primary
Colorist: Kya Lou
Color Assists: David Oh, Ale Amato
Producer: Diane Valera

Post Production and VFX Studio: a52
Creative Director: Andy Rafael Barrios
CG Supervisor: Chris Clyne
Lead Flame Artist: Adam Flynn
Flame Artists: Mike Vaglienty, Chris Riley, John Valle, Ujala Saini,
3D Artists: Mike Bettinardi, Joey Bettinardi, Joe Chiechi, Joe Paniagua, Ryan Taylor, Jade Smrz, Bryan Cox, Joseph Conover, Rustam Hasanov, Nick Sullo
Online Editor: Chris Riley, John Valle, Corey Martinez
Producer: Andrew Rosenberger
Head of Production: Drew Rissman
Head of CG Production: Alexander Ramos
Executive Producers: Patrick Nugent & Kim Christensen
Managing Director: Jennifer Sofio Hall

Music House: JSM New York
CEO/CCO/Co-Composer: Joel Simon
VP/Executive Producer: Jeff Fiorello
Senior Producer: Norm Felker
Senior Producer: Andrew Manning
Producer: Sharon Cha
Co-Composer: Seamus Kilmartin

Audio House: Margarita Mix Santa Monica
Operations Manager: Brian Frank
Sound Engineer/Mixer: Nathan Dubin


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