Our commercial was heavily influenced by French auteurs of cinema classique, while obviously borrowing heavily from the surrealist films of Spain's Luis Buñuel and his famed collaborator, Salvador Dalí. The theme of our opus focuses on the principal character's individualism and entrepreneurial struggles, with subtle critical undertones and commentary on the moral hazards and irrational exuberance that led up to the financial crisis and the "great recession." We felt it was important to strike the right balance between emphasizing the academic rigor of a business education at UCLA Anderson and the ongoing struggle for success, as it is defined in the eyes of a community and more importantly, as an existential self-actualization. While casting the piece, we were concerned about working with a celebrity, and we thought that it could potentially detract from our message. However, Victoria's ability to immerse herself in the role and to really inhabit the character, allowed us to feel comfortable that the average viewer wouldn't be distracted by her earlier works and acclaim.