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The Boy Who Fell and the Man Who Picked Him Up Again

Illustrator and animator Hanne berkaak collaborated with the Norwegian leading professional organisation in psychological trauma, RVTS Sør, for an animation about self-harm. RVTS Sør work with those experiencing violence and traumas, migration health issues, and suicide prevention. Their primary goal is to ensure that those in need of support are met by conscious and competent professionals in all areas of the health services, with dignity and care.

This topic is really hard to tackle without creating something really obvious, or cringe-worthy, or untrue, or triggering. The list goes on! Hanne has managed to convey the struggles with self harm in an imaginative, relatable and warm way. As someone who is open about my own mental health and self harm addiction, Hanne has created something that I find incredibly relatable, totally appropriate and not like anything I’ve ever seen for this sort of topic. I also like the way in which the adult is portrayed – he is not hysterical or accusatory – which is how the adult confided in usually reacts (from my experience). Hanne portrays the teacher who clearly goes the extra mile for the boy, in a sensitive and calm way. Using muted colours contrasted with bold reds, she represents the physical cuts metaphorically without being distasteful or graphic.

Hanne said:

Doing research for the project, I found that children and teenagers often could remember that one person who did something out of the ordinary and made a huge difference. The film tries to encourage professional support workers to have the courage to meet traumatised children in a dignified way, not as clients, but as humans.

Hanne brought her emotional illustration to life with the help of lead animator My Eklund and producers from Mikrofilm.

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SodaStream hilariously channels Games of Thrones

In a new ad promoting sustainability and protection of the environment, SodaStream have recreated the iconic moment in hit TV show ‘Game of Thrones’ where Cersei is forced to endure a shame walk through King’s Landing in an ad called ‘Shame or Glory’. The ad actually features Hannah Waddingham (Septa Unella) and Thor Bjornsson (Ser Gregor Clegane/The Mountain) from the actual show!
‘Shame or Glory‘ is aimed to raise awareness surrounding the use of plastic and how much we consume. Using SodaStream, rather than buying and chucking billions of plastic bottles a year, is much more environmentally friendly. Really funny ad, and I don’t think you have to be a GoT fan to understand it. My favourite line from ‘The Mountain’ is:

Why are you carrying shameful polluting plastic bottles? Don’t you know you’re hurting Mother Earth? Mother Earth has given us so much… the birds, the bees, the ocean, Matthew McConaughey, peanuts.

Concept and Production: Allenby Concept House
Director: Ohav Flantz
Story and Screenwriters: Yoash Foldesh, Guy Assif and Ronen Harten
Producer: Aya Hecht

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Real Scary: WWF

This Halloween, the Sid Lee Collective paired with the World Wildlife Fund to create an ad featuring ‘Real Scary’ masks – a representation about the real terrors we face today – environmental issues. For Halloween we dress up as imaginary monsters, but in this campaign the costumes represent real issues we should all be scared of, such as oil spills, factory farming, overfishing and pesticides.

Jeffrey Da Silva, ECD of Sid Lee Toronto said:

The damage humans are doing to the planet is much scarier than any imaginary monster. Kids seem to know this better than adults, and Halloween night felt like the perfect time to spark a conversation about what they are truly scared of.

The campaign video runs alongside a series of posters of the ‘real scary’ monsters featured in the video:


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Jewish Grandparents: it’s time to defeat Donald Trump

During Barack Obama’s Election (2008), comedian Sara Silverman encouraged young Jews to convince their grandparents to vote for Obama. Now, the tables have turned and it’s the hilarious Jewish grandparents who are taking to the stand (or the camera) to make the American millennials vote for Hillary Clinton. Bend the Arc Jewish Action’s national campaign is part of the We’ve Seen This Before (referencing Nazi Germany) campaign, which encourages the younger generation to get out and vote.

Whilst the first half of the video contains a more serious discussion regarding Trump’s racist bigotry, and the links between these narcissistic views and the Nazis, the second half of the video contains a hilarious series of threats from the future ghosts of grandma and grandpa:

If you don’t vote – if you don’t vote for Hillary – and that crazy Trump man is elected – I’ll haunt you when I die.

Here are some of my favourite quotes from the video:

My ghost will make sure that the kale in your fridge will rot twice as fast.

I will haunt your Tindr and only let you swipe right on the rabbi’s daughters.

When you’re having a dinner party, my ghost will come down and say something racist. But if you’re voting for Trump you probably don’t care.

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Brave New Old

Adorable animation story. Must have taken ages! Love it.

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Lynx Dry Full Control Advert

[June 2011]

Another great ad (more recent this time!) by Lynx. I don’t think the ads sell the products, but they have some good ones and are recognisable.

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