Apple Subsidiary FileMaker Shares New Ad Starring Actors From The Office

Apple Subsidiary FileMaker, which makes a popular database platform, today launched a new ad campaign that brings together former stars of hit television show "The Office."

Kate Flannery (Meredith), Leslie David Baker (Stanley), and Paul Lieberstein (Toby) team up in a three minute spot called "Farm Time." The ad features a news report on a popular beet farm where the trio use FileMaker to run their operation.


FileMaker has had a teaser site in place for the last few weeks leading up to the launch of the ad spot, and that site initially led to some speculation that it a revival of a proposed "The Office" spinoff called "The Farm."

There were also rumors floating around suggesting "Farm Time" could be a three-part commercial for Apple products, but as it turns out, it's simply a promotional spot for FileMaker.


For those unfamiliar with FileMaker, it's a database platform that's designed to make it easy for businesses to build a range of customized apps that work across iPhone, iPad, Mac, Windows, and the web. The most recent version of FileMaker is FileMaker 16, introduced in March of 2017.



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5 weeks ago
Would have been so much better if this was Dwight’s beet farm.
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5 weeks ago
This was terrible, right?
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5 weeks ago
Apple should bundle it with macOS x
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5 weeks ago

Apple couldn't afford the licensing rights from Dwight.


Yeah, they are all out of money.
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5 weeks ago
FileMaker is still the average person's go-to database app. I've been using it for small projects for almost 2 decades. At my work we use it for some very important business applications; that would be better served with a 'pro level' database. But then again, AppleScript support for the win sometimes.
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5 weeks ago
I'd forgotten FileMaker was still around. Back in the '80s and '90s it was one of the Mac's killer apps. Some people bought a Mac just for it.
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5 weeks ago

I think it's implied buy I doubt Apple wanted to pay for the rights to use The Office characters.


Pay for the rights to The Office characters? Heck, they didn't even want to pay for The Office caliber writers. If the script here used the actual Office names it still would be just as contrived and lame.
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5 weeks ago

Would have been so much better if this was Dwight’s beet farm.


I think it's implied buy I doubt Apple wanted to pay for the rights to use The Office characters.
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5 weeks ago
Who is playing the reporter? She is so cute! :-)
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5 weeks ago

Would have been so much better if this was Dwight’s beet farm.


Apple couldn't afford the licensing rights from Dwight.
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