Southwest Airlines

The first Wanna Get Away” spot. Circa 1998.

Mike wrote this campaign with AD Gene Brenek and the visionary vision of CD Brian Brooker.

Another classic from the campaign.

This Wanna Get Away stars a very young Judy Reyes who went straight from this spot to starring in Scrubs. Which is funny because at the time we thought it was a coup to get the other female actor who was very hot at the time starring in a VW spot. Go figure. This also looks like it’s from a time when personals were a thing. Ages like fine wine.

Filmed this one in the Apollo Theater.

(writing credit has to go to Spinal Tap)