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  • Sep 27th 2011 at 7:01PM
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The current state of the automotive industry is all about blurring lines. Cars and trucks used to be on opposite sides of the market until crossovers blurred the line. Coupes and convertibles have come closer together with the proliferation of the retractable hard-top. Even the line between manual and automatic transmissions has been blurred by the advent of CVTs, DCTs and sequential gearboxes of every sort. And the same could be said for advertising.

While automakers used to pitch their products in short commercial spots – and most still do – some have started producing their own content. That is to say, the intermission has become the main act. Just look at BMW's film series The Hire, or Audi's new television program Untitled Jersey City Project.

Filmed by True Blood and Game of Thrones director Daniel Minahan, the plot revolves around a couple of young architects hired to build a stadium in Jersey City, just across the river from Manhattan, but soon find themselves in over their heads. The sequence jumps around a moving timeline, starting with the climax, as the protagonist zips around New Jersey in his new Audi A6. Each two-minute episode is set to air on FX every Sunday night for eight weeks... or you could just jump past the break and watch them all right here.









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    • 1 Second Ago
      Andre Neves
      • 3 Years Ago
      Uh....!? 15 minutes later: Wha!? 10 minutes earlier: *confused*
      Larry W
      • 3 Years Ago
      5 minutes earlier, 2 weeks later, 4 hour earlier, 10 seconds later, 18 days earlier..... WTF
      Adrian Elliot
      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry what I just blacked out
      • 3 Years Ago
      Pathetic attempt on BMW Film.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Saw these during the previews of Killer Elite, couldn’t decide if it was a glorified commercial or an actual TV show. Well now I know.
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Cars and trucks used to be on opposite sides of the market until crossovers blurred the line." Yes, because crossovers are anything like a truck. You could say that they blurred the line between cars and SUVs. But there are only a few vehicles to blur the line between cars and trucks, the El Camino being one of them.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Episode 3 @ 1:41 Why would Audi use a generic alarm chirp like that? There's no Audi that makes that god awful noise when unlocking. One more way these ads suck.
        • 3 Years Ago
        And since when does Audi have touchscreen nav (ep.7)?
      Sherief Omar
      • 3 Years Ago
      its a nice car but don't like the commercials at all
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