A Doritos Super Bowl commercial that cost Raj Suri $200 to make and took eight hours to shoot could net him and his partner $1 million if he wins the fan vote to have his spot shown during the Feb. 2 game.
Suri’s commercial involves a boy with a homemade time machine and a scheme to get his hands on an unsuspecting man’s chips:
Suri, who works for Intel and acts in and produces commercials on the side, says director Ryan Thomas Anderson’s son and dog are the stars, and that they shot the spot at Anderson’s family home in Arizona. It’s been a crazy couple of days since he found out he was a finalist this week.
"It’s been a crazy couple of days," Suri told patch.com. "My phone has been blowing up; I cannot keep up."
Suri and Anderson will be flown to New York and watch the game from Doritos’ suite, where they will learn which of the five finalists is the winner.
Suri says the others "are pretty good, but when I look at it objectively I think our spot has the most universal appeal."