This 12 months, Zhao earned a number of Academy Awards for her movie “Nomadland,” which earned six Oscars, together with for Finest Image and Finest Director. She was the primary girl of shade to earn the latter. Zhao was chosen for the Ford marketing campaign for the “human-centric” strategy she brings to storytelling, which the model famous allowed her to deliver out the performances from the spot’s forged, consisting largely of non-actors. 

Ford additionally famous that Zhao additionally has a private connection to the model. She usually travels in and works from a camper van she constructed out of a Ford Transit, and the protagonists in her movies are sometimes seen driving Ford automobiles. 

The spot debuted through the opening ceremony of the Olympics.