NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- An independent filmmaker from Long Island is thrilled beyond words after winning a contest that will feature his advertisement on TV during the Super Bowl.
Zachary Borst, a 26-year-old from Merrick, was named the winner of Chevrolet’s Route 66 Super Bowl ad contest on Thursday night.
Borst’s winning “Happy Grad” spot features standup comedian Brett Siddell, who mistakenly believes his parents bought him a Camaro convertible.
Speaking with 1010 WINS on Friday, Borst said that being named the winner really took him by surprise.
“My emotions are running crazy, my head was spinning — just all around surprise. I’m really humbled that Chevy actually, you know, picked it,” Borst said.
Siddell, who stars in the ad, said he has been on an emotional high ever since getting the good news about the contest.
“I did the exact same thing I do in the ad actually — I was like ‘ahhhhhhhh.’ Just a huge scream, couldn’t help it and it’s been like that. I literally have been acting like I do in that ad ever since. I’m just hopping around. The energy is through the roof. I’m just so lucky to be part of this whole project so the whole thing has been a blast,” Sidell said.
Borst said the feedback from family and friends has been overwhelming.
“It’s been just a waterfall of support and congratulations. So I’m really honored about everything that’s been going on Facebook and phone calls and emails,” he said.
In addition to having his ad air during the big game, Borst will also collect a $25,000 grand prize.
The Super Bowl will kick off at 6:25 p.m. on February 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
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