Young love takes a sinister turn in this compelling Movistar commercial. Two youngsters exchange text messages and pictures before deciding to meet. As their online relationship blossoms, however, you can’t help but feel something is amiss… and it is.
It’s an unnerving reveal, but also darkly comic. Fans of cult animation Monkey Dust will be familiar with the twist. Here, ‘Mia’ and ‘Alejandro’ exchange awkward glances before going their separate ways. Well, the course of true love never did run smooth.
Director Andrew Lang coaxes two convincing performances from his child stars. Each message builds visible excitement for their date, which makes the reality even more disturbing. Meanwhile, Flora Cash’s ‘You’re Somebody Else’ suits the duplicity well.
While youngsters are becoming more social media-savvy, they remain just as vulnerable to deception. Thanks to a well-realised script, this ad reinforces the real danger posed by fake profiles.