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British Heart Foundation
"Research Is Hope"
40s
3 August 2016
UK Charities

The familiar 'once more unto the breach' speech from Shakespeare's Henry V proves a perfect accompaniment to a series of vignettes underlining the importance of research to combat heart disease. The emphasis on the last three words signals how apposite it is, and the combative turning of heads proves a strong piece of symbolism.

NSPCC
"Pantosaurus"

Lauris said:

Great song and message! But does it mean adults don't need to wear pants? :)


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British Heart Foundation
"Research Is Hope"
40s
3 Aug 2016
The familiar 'once more unto the breach' speech from Shakespeare's Henry V proves a perfect accompaniment to a series of vignettes underlining the importance of research to combat heart disease. The emphasis on the last three words signals how apposite it is, and the combative turning of heads proves a strong piece of symbolism.

British Heart Foundation
"End the Hurt"
65s
14 Jun 2016
"Let's do it ourselves!" Every now and again, a client has this thought and the results can be unedifying. But when it's in aid of a charity and the reasoning is almost certainly budgetary then you have to admire their pluck. If, on top of that, the amateurishness adds a certain je ne c'est quoi then who are we to quibble?

British Heart Foundation
"Heart Disease is Heartless"
60s
25 Aug 2015
This astonishingly moving film for the British Heart Foundation establishes a narrative in just a few seconds and leads the audience view into a crushing glimpse of an everyday tragedy. The exchange between father and son has a surreal quality from the get-go and astute viewers will immediately realise what's happening.

British Heart Foundation
"Hard To Say"
30s
5 Jan 2015
This sweet and rather moving ad features schoolchildren trying to pronounce the names of their respective heart problems. They struggle with the complicated words, and their efforts bring home to us how young they are to be living with health issues they don't even really understand yet. It's a simple and effective way to prompt us to donate gladly.

British Heart Foundation
"Unborn Baby"
40s
12 May 2014
An arresting ad showing an almost full-term baby in the womb explains - in the baby's future voice - that she may stand to inherit a heart defect as well as a rubbish name. The message - that her heart could stop suddenly - is in sharp contrast to the soothing music bed and dreamy serenity of the images. It's beautifully directed but then that's what you'd expect of Chris Milk, whose work with Arcade Fire's interactive Google Chrome promo pushed all sorts of boundaries. It's just a shame the VO isn't a match for the imagery... it's badly over-acted and undermines the message.

British Heart Foundation
"A Gift in Your Will"
60s
24 Mar 2014
This touching film from the British Heart Foundation uses the real life experience of people affected by heart disease. For many the outcome is tragic but thanks to research funded by the charity, that's not always the case and this helps to remind us of the importance of what they do. This has been composed with just the right level of emotion and restraint.

British Heart Foundation
"Vinnie Jones (Lego Version)"
40s
9 Feb 2014
One of a series in which appropriate animation is used to recreate an existing ad to promote awareness of the forthcoming Lego movie. In this instance, they've remade the British Heart Foundation spot which has Vinnie Jones telling us how to perform CPR without "kissing" because kissing is for girls. Lego Vinnie comes complete with stubble and hard-man jacket. Nice.

British Heart Foundation
"Red"
30s
3 Jan 2014
This spot for the charity shows people getting involved in a highly varied range of fundraising activities designed to take place on February 7th. It's cheery, bright and breezy - there's a refreshingly pragmatic and unsentimental approach to what they're doing which nicely underlines the fact that some of the events look like outlandish fun. Makes you want to take part yourself.

British Heart Foundation
"Hate"
60s
20 Apr 2013
The British Heart Foundation seem to have picked up the vibe that motivated Cancer Research to threaten cancer in their most recent TV work. Footballer Fabrice Muamba - who famously recovered from a heart attack - joins Professor Mark Kearney and a bereaved parent to express their disdain for cardiac illness.

British Heart Foundation
"Staying Alive (Alan's Story Ending)"
40s
19 Nov 2012
An alternative ending for the well-received film featuring Vinnie Jones which explains how the rhythm of 'Staying Alive' is the perfect tempo for cardiopulmonary resuscitation. We now get to meet one of the twenty-eight people said to have had their lives saved by the greater awareness generated by the original film.

British Heart Foundation
"Staying Alive"
45s
4 Jan 2012
This online film features footballer-turned-actor Vinnie Jones adopting his traditional persona in a bid to promote the latest guidelines on CPR. It urges the public to avoid attempting mouth-to-mouth and try massaging the heart to the rhythm of Staying Alive by The BeeGees instead.

British Heart Foundation
"Zebra Fish's Reply"
40s
1 Feb 2011
A companion piece to the film in which a woman explains how the zebra fish can repair its own heart has the fish itself (voiced by Andy Serkis) urging us to support the effort to learn more about the regenerative qualities of the little hippotigrine cardiac muscle.

British Heart Foundation
"Zebra Fish"
40s
1 Feb 2011
A woman in an aquarium explains that the zebra fish is able to repair its own heart before urging us to donate money for the advertised charity so they can seek ways of replicating this extraordinary phenomenon in human beings. A touching film that's bound to be effective.

British Heart Foundation
"Sister"
40s
3 Feb 2010
In the latest execution in this engaging series, a woman describes her feelings when her sister told her that she'd had a heart attack. The information the two of them found at the British Heart Foundation's website reassured them that recovery is possible.

British Heart Foundation
"Dad's Heart Attack"
30s
28 Jan 2010
A young woman explains how she receives reassurance from the information provided by the featured charity. Her father had a heart attack and now boh her mother and herself are worried about him and need to know what they face in the future.

British Heart Foundation
"Blood Clot"
30s
28 Jan 2010
Another ad in this excellent campaign once again combines a disembodied voice with a face which reflects the words we hear. In this execution, a woman tells us that her heart stopped when it was hit by a blood clot but how she must get through it for her children.

British Heart Foundation
"Tony"
30s
26 Jan 2010
A word that describes how devastated she felt when she learned that her partner had had a heart attack. She drew tremendous comfort from a voice at the other end of the phone at the British Heart Foundation who was able to answer so many of her questions.

British Heart Foundation
"Heart Attack"
40s
26 Jan 2010
A man reveals how scared he was by his heart attack and asks questions about the way in which he must now live his life. Apparently, he drew tremendous comfort from a leaflet provided by the British Heart Foundation which answered many of his questions.

British Heart Foundation
"Sue"
30s
18 Jan 2010
Sue's voice describes the moment when she first felt the pain that proved to be the onset of heart disease as the camera remains fixed on her face. Another excellent piece of awareness raising for the charity which urges us to look after our hearts.

British Heart Foundation
"Karen"
40s
18 Jan 2010
As the camera maintains a fixed examination of a young woman's face, her voice reveals the torment she has been put through by her father's death and her mother's illness. This calculatedly emotional piece will deservedly raise awareness of the charity's work.

British Heart Foundation
"Here It Is"
60s
12 Jan 2009
A sober examination of cardiac issues has an impressive animation of a beating heart and asks, first of all, how we feel when we look at it. We are then told of the work being done by the advertised charity in helping people who are concerned about the health of their hearts.

British Heart Foundation
"Heart Attack"
2 mins
10 Aug 2008
Steven Berkoff offers an alarming appraisal of the symptoms of a heart attack in a bid to persuade people to phone the emergency services at the onset rather than waiting until it is too late. Anyone feeling the slightest twinge seems likely to dial 999 after viewing this.

British Heart Foundation
"Up Your Tempo"
60s
17 Sep 2007
The city reverberates to the sound of a drum to illustrate how we can all improve our chances of avoiding heart trouble by raising the tempo of our cardiac organ for just thirty minutes a day. It seems a slightly strange choice to have everyone looking so sullen.

British Heart Foundation
"Clots"
50s
23 Oct 2005
The invidious effects of smoking are subtly depicted in this sinister ad which shows a dark pulse moving through the veins of smokers when they take a drag from a cigarette. The image perfectly complements the message that a smoker dies from a blood clot in Britain every thirty-five minutes.

British Heart Foundation
"Heart Break"
90s
13 Feb 2005
A number of people consider their life without someone who they love including a girl on a swing who misses her absent (presumably deceased) father. Money to the British Heart Foundation will help them to tackle premature deaths from heart disease.

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