Conor Byrne is a finalist in five categories at New York Festivals, an award show that’s been around since 1957. This is a major honor for Conor, who is being nominated for his Skittles spot, “Struck by a Rainbow.” At the end of the day, though, we’re not surprised that this film is getting so much attention. “Struck by a Rainbow” isn’t just another commercial, it’s a poignant window into the lives of people who have suffered immense tragedy and yet remain resilient in the face of adversity. It’s like My Left Foot meets Terms of Endearment… but with Skittles.
Congrats, Conor. And if you haven’t already watched this beautiful totem to the human condition, please give it a watch above.