Hi Crisb. We saw these Michelin Ads Last Week.
Is really a bit similar. :) I liked the overall Michelin Ad and some shots are cool, some things reminds our VW job for sure. But, We'd just posted all our inpirations for our production and pre-production here, and in another previous post, and there's nothing related to that Michelin Ad among our refecences. We never saw that before our job.
But you are pretty right, it’s kinda of similar, with less characters, without real people acting on the main focus, but it’s a factory on the middle of woods and some indoor reminds our factory, but it’s not “our” faul, it was just a coincidence.
The next 3 movies goes more away from this similarity showing more characters and situations. unfortunatelly we can't post then right now. :)