giovedì 28 novembre 2013

Director of the day. Martin De Thurah.

Martin hails from Denmark where he graduated from the National Film School.  In 2007 he directed the 25min short ‘We Who Stayed Behind’ and the 45min ‘Young Man Falling’, the latter of which was selected for the Critics Week in Cannes.  
His commercial for IKEA won 'Best Direction' at the Creative Circle Awards in 2008 and he won a number of awards at the 2009 MVA’s including 'Best Director’, and a D&AD Pencil on his video for Will Young. 
Martin’s promo career is prolific, shooting for James Blake, Feist, Editors, Royksopp and David Byrne, picking up MVA’s and other awards along the way.  
This work has translated across to commercials effortlessly.  His Thomson film was marked as one of the best works of 2011.  More recently Martin has directed an award winning film for Camelot, and a new Sainsbury's film starring David Beckham, both for AMV.
More info here
THE MAN WHO COULDNT SLOW DOWN from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

HOME from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

ROYKSOPP - WHAT ELSE IS THERE from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

MEW - SPECIAL from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

Social ad of the day. mothers2mothers: A World Apart.

via Watch the reel of Martin De Thurah, the director.

DONATE (Rest of the world:)
WATCH 'A World With mothers2mothers:'

Birth Should Be About Life: Campaign Facts

- 700 children are born every day HIV-positive, almost all of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
- Without treatment, 50% these children will die before their second birthday.
- AIDS is still a leading cause of maternal death.
- With the right support the transmission of HIV from mother-to-child is preventable.

Agency: BBH
Director: Martin De Thurah
Production Company: Academy Films
Editing: Rock Paper Scissors 
Post Production: The Mill
Composer: Pilou
Sound: Grand Central Sound Studios

Documentary of the day. Is the Man Who Is Tall Happy? - Michel Gondry - Noam Chomsky Documentary.

"From Michel Gondry, the innovative director of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and The Science of Sleep, comes this unique animated documentary on the life of controversial MIT professor, philosopher, linguist, anti-war activist and political firebrand Noam Chomsky. Through complex, lively conversations with Chomsky and brilliant illustrations by Gondry himself, the film reveals the life and work of the father of modern linguistics while also exploring his theories on the emergence of language. The result is not only a dazzling, vital portrait of one of the foremost thinkers of modern times, but also a beautifully animated work of art."

Director: Michel Gondry

Writers: Michel Gondry, Noam Chomsky

Actors: Noam Chomsky, Michel Gondry

Genre: Documentary

In Theaters November 22nd, 2013

mercoledì 27 novembre 2013

Ad film of the day. John Webster: The Human Ad Man.

via MAA

"A documentary about legendary ad creative John Webster.

John didnʼt make advertising for award show judges, he made it for the judges sitting on the settee -- real ordinary people. We went to interview people who knew John best, people who worked with him and people he inspired to find out about John, what made him so special, and what we can learn from him. 

We also spoke to real people, people who didnʼt know John but remember his work. We showed them his ads and asked for their thoughts and opinions -- no fancy advertising bollocks, just real human honesty. We also asked the legends of the industry their view on the current state of advertising. Have we lost the human touch that John had?

It seems creatives nowadays are more concerned with creating something cool rather than something that truly resonates and connects with us. What they see as ʻconsumersʼ John saw as people.

Finally we showed Johnʼs work to a new generation to see how children reacted to it. Would his work truly stand the test of time or would it be seen as a relic of the past? 

The film was made by Nick Werber, Tom Baker, David Carr and Martins Millers, creative students at the School of Communication Arts in London in conjunction with Patrick Collister."

D&AD - I wish I'd done that.

via MAA

Idea of the day. A Harvey Nichols Christmas 2013 -- Sorry, I Spent It On Myself

"Adam &Eve/DDB created the gift collection and online ad. Daniel Fisher wrote the online spot, it was art directed by Richard Brim and directed by James Rouse through Outsider. Rocket handled the media planning and buying." Read more at and at

Petizione | Chiediamo il riconoscimento della valenza strategica della creatività. Per il rilancio del Paese. #rivoluzionecreativa |

Petizione | Chiediamo il riconoscimento della valenza strategica della creatività. Per il rilancio del Paese. #rivoluzionecreativa |

Candy ad of the day. Nørregade - Goth / Epica Gold Winner.


The year's best candy commercial - Nørregade Campaign "Goth" by Lowefriends (Denmark) A little bit vulgar, but at the same time absolutely sweet.

2013 Epica Award winner

Client: Nørregade
Agency: LoweFriends
Copywriter: Hans-Henrik Langevad
Art Director: Mads Kold
Production Company: Parafilm
Director: Michael Toft
Production Company Producer: Julie Mølsgaard

Viral of the day. HOW TO FIGHT A BABY.


"I could fight a baby all day. Know why? Because I know their weakness: WIND."
By Gavin McInnes, creative director at Rooster.

Beer ad of the day. Director's Cut - Repay your mouth - Tooheys Extra Dry.


When one mouth is pushed too far, only one thing can make things right again. Repay your mouth with the clean crisp taste of Tooheys Extra Dry.

Do you remember this?

Agency: BMF Sydney 
Director: Hamish Rothwell.

martedì 26 novembre 2013

Debut ad of the day. GoldieBlox, Rube Goldberg, & Beastie Boys "Princess Machine" (a concert for little girls)

"As the machine's workings unravel, the girls sing modified Beastie Boys lyrics: "It's time to change/We deserve to see a range/'Cause all our toys look just the same/And we would like to use our brains."

Client: GoldieBlox
Title: "Princess Machine"
GoldieBlox CEO: Debbie Sterling
GoldieBlox Creative Director: Beau Lewis
GoldieBlox Machine Creative Director: Brett Doar
Production Company: The Academy
Director: Sean Pecknold
Co-Director: Zia Mohajerjasbi
Executive Producer: Harry Calbom
Production Designer: Jason Puccinelli
Editor: James Lipetzky (Foundation Content)
Assistant Editor: Jesse Richard (Foundation Content)
Post Producer: Stacy Paris (Foundation Content)
Line Producer: Mark Campbell
Production Supervisor: Sarah Archuleta
Steadicam: Ari Robbins
First Assistant Cameraman: Canh Nguyen
Gaffer: Osha Mattei
Key Grip: Michael Moeller
Swing: Bobby Bradshaw
Prop Master: Eric Lathrop
Art Intern: Chris Hannemann
Stylist: Alina Harden
Location Manager: John Schaunessy
Music: Pico Sound
Animation: Ed Skudder, Lynn Wang, Mike Holm

2013 Epica Awards Film Grand Prix. Made From Cool - Christopher Walken - Jack & Jones - Premium Full.

via MAA

Agency: & Co

Animatic of the day. Marmite Heroes.

Marmite Heroes animatic for Adam&EveDDB from animatic on Vimeo.

Agency adam&eveDDB / Director James Rousevia

Winner of the day. The British Arrows Awards - Southern Comfort | Beach | Whatever's Comfortable.

"Southern Comfort’s ad, created by Wieden & Kennedy New York, had the most successful evening. It won Best Crafted Commercial and Myrnyx Tyrnyx’s Maya Kvetny won Best Casting for the spot. Tim Godsall picked up silver in the Best Director category for the same ad." Read more at
Find all the winners here

Wieden + Kennedy New York
Southern Comfort
Scott Vitrone
Ian Reichenthal
Ian Reichenthal
Scott Vitrone
Nick Kaplan
Jeff Dryer
Head of Content Production:
Lora Schulson
Alison Hill
Head of Brand Strategy:
Stuart Smith
Digital Strategist:
Marshall Ball
Brand Strategist:
Ben Alter
Director of Business Affairs:
Sara Jagielski
Production Company:
Biscuit Filmworks
Tim Godsall
Holly Vega
Managing Director:
Shawn Lacy
Line Producer:
Rick Jarjoura
Director of Photography:
Edu Grau
Editorial Company:
Mackenzie Cutler
Gavin Cutler
Post Producer:
Sasha Hirschfeld
Editorial Assistant:
Ryan Steele
VFX Company:
VFX Executive Creative Director:
Tim Crean
VFX Supervisor:
John Geehreng
VFX Flame Artist:
John Geehreng
VFX CG Artists:
Cedrick Gousse
Tsiliana Jolson
Telecine Company:
Tim Masick
Mix Company:
Heard City
Phil Loeb
Sound Designer:
Phil Loeb
Sound Designer:
Sam Shaffer
Gloria Pitagorsky
Music Supervision Company:
Good Ear Music Supervision
Music Supervisor:
Andrew Charles Kahn
Hit or Miss


Clever ad of the day. Verizon Commercial - "Map Gallery".


American ad of the day. Old Navy: Black Friday.


Client: Old Navy
Agency: Chandelier, New York
Production Company: The Directors Bureau
Director: Roman Coppola
Executive Producers: Lisa Margulis and Elizabeth Minzes
Editorial: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Carlos Arias

Funny ad of the day. "Reflection" - Harry's National Shave Day by Droga5.


We at Harry's would like to thank you for growing out your mustaches this month in support of men's health -- You're one of the good guys. We've declared December 1st as National Shave Day, a holiday to celebrate you and your commitment to your mustache. 

We know how it feels to shave goodbye.

Client: Harry's
Agency: Droga5, New York
Production Company - Arts & Sciences
Director - Tom Scharpling
DOP - Paul Yee
Production Designer - Ada Smith
Producer - Rob Hatch-Miller
Producer - Puloma Basu
Executive Producer - Mal Ward
Executive Producer - Marc Marrie
Editorial - Production Company Productions
Editor - Rob Hatch-Miller
Post Production - The Room / Lively Group
VFX Supervisor - Russell Mack
Color - Benjamin Murray
Sound - Silver Sound
Mixer - Ted Robinson
Sound Design - Dan Dzula

Storytelling of the day. Google "Laurent Aigon".

via More info at
Previous beautiful Google stories: "Parisian Love", "Dear Sophie."
Google "Laurent Aigon" from Backyard on Vimeo.
Agency 72andSunny

lunedì 25 novembre 2013

Sport ad of the day. Sochi 2014.

BOIC Campaign Olympic Games Sochi 2014
"In Belgium we don't need mountains to win a medal"
Version : EN 60s

Director: Arnaud Uyttenhove
Production: Caviar
Agency: BBDO
© Belgian Olympic and Interfederal Committee

domenica 24 novembre 2013

Hot ad of the day. BGH - moan detector.

Advertising School: Brother, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Art Director: Milagros Guevara
Copywriter: Milagros Guevara

Short of the day. Studies on Hysteria.

Studies on Hysteria from Felix Ruple on Vimeo.

The naked truth about life, the universe and everything.

Production Company: Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
Directors & Script: Matthias Bäuerle, Gabriel Borgetto, Bernd Faaß
Director of Photography: Bernd Faaß
Producer: Felix Ruple
Editor: Bernd Faaß
Staging: Gabriel Borgetto
Visual Effects: Matthias Bäuerle
Production Design: Roman Nowak
Art Director: Matthias Bäuerle
Composer: Balz Aliesch
Sounddesign: Jonathan Lasarzewski, Hans-Peter Schumacher
Make-Up: Judith Gerdsmeier
Casting: Gabriel Borgetto

Adam: Philip Wilhelmi
Eva: Hannah Kobitzsch
Priest: Moritz Berg
Smith: Michael Görgner
Innkeeper: Falk Tröber
Speaker: Christian Serritiello
Full Credits:

Art Directors Club 2013
New German Directors Showcase 2013
10. Porsche International Student Advertising Film Award (New Ways Award)
12. International Student Film and Video Festival Beijing (Audience Award)
10. International Low & No Budget Film Festival Film-Sharing

- 13. Colchester Film Festival (England)
- 42. Internationales Studentenfilmfestival Sehsüchte + Producer Award Nomination (Germany)
- 12. International Independent Film Feature Film Festival Warsaw (Poland)
- 16. Brussels Short Film Festival (Belgium)
- 39. Filmets Badalona Film Festival (Spain)
- 9. International Short Film Festival PARIS Courts Devant (France)
- 12. St. Petersburg International Festival of Debut and Student Films (Russia)
- 10. Fresh Film Fest Prag (Czech Republic)
- Early Melons 2013 (Slovakia)
- 7. Fünf Seen Film Festival (Germany)
- Shorts at Moonlight 2013 (Germany.)
- Kurzfilmfestival in der Linse 2013 (Germany)
- 18. Filmschau Baden-Württemberg (Germany)
- Guckloch Kommunales Kino Villingen-Schwenningen (Germany)
- Next Film Festival 2013 (Romania )
- 4. Flicks International Student Film Festival (Netherlands)
- RKZ Bios Cinema Groningen (Netherlands)
- 23. Mediawave Film Festival (Hungary)
- 20. Rüsselsheimer Filmtage (Germany)
- New German Directors Showcase 2013 (Germany)
- 23. Filmkunstfest M.-V. (Germany)
- 9. International Short Film Festival Detmold (Germany)
- 21. Filmfestival Contravision (Germany)
- 5. Filmfestival Münster 2013 (Germany)
- 6. Filmzeit Kaufbeuren (Germany)
- Subterana Cinematografica 2013 (Romania)

WTF ad of the day. Braun - Silk Épil 7 (Director's cut)

Braun - Silk Épil 7 (Director's cut) from Eduardo Vieitez on Vimeo.
World Wide Campaign
Client: P&G Braun
Creative Agency: BBDO Düsseldorf
Production Company: Caviar Content
Director: Eduardo Vieitez
DOP: Sergio Delgado
Post Production: Eduardo Vieitez & NHB
Sound Design: Markus Fink (NHB). God bless Markus