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Biig Piig
"Fun"
2 mins 30s
30 Jun 2022
A couple's relationship toxicity manifests literally in this surreal promo for Biig Piig's 'Fun'. The film opens with the pair getting into a screaming fight after a heist gone wrong, only for a cloud of black smoke to engulf them and stop the slanging match in its tracks.

Nitecore
"Heartbeat"
3 mins 01s
30 Jun 2022
This cover of Marcus & Martinus's 'Heartbeat' is an example of nightcore—a genre that takes other songs and tweaks them in garish ways. One of these methods is pitch-shifted vocals, familiar to fans/victims of Scooter's 'The Logical Song'. It makes lyrics such as "Yeah, you really do deserve better" sound even more galling.

Old Spice
"Ultimeat Dreams (feat. Arby's)"
30s
30 Jun 2022
Old Spice and Arby’s team up to reassure consumers that their partnership has all bases considered and covered. Arby’s bringing the colossal ½ pound roast beef sandwich and Old Spice providing the aftercare with their aptly named deodorant “Meat Sweat Defense”… which literally does exactly what it says on the tin!

Gjensidige
"Fearless (Director's Cut)"
50s
30 Jun 2022
Norwegian insurers Gjensidige wish more people were like the main trio in this dicey commercial. They aren't the most obvious heroes—a feckless dad, a pensioner, and a bloke in a vest—but their actions prevent the sort of chaos insurance companies hate.

J P Wiser's
"The Beat"
60s
30 Jun 2022
Garage music takes on meaning thanks to this well-choreographed J P Wiser's commercial from Canada. Ready to decompress after a hard day's work, a mechanic hears Fatboy Slim's 'Praise You' on the radio. This means it's time to punch out and rock out in that order.

Candy Crush Friends
"Nom"
15s
30 Jun 2022
Candy Crush meets needle felted wool in this 15" TikTok clip from director Andrea Love. Authentic sound effects accompany her stop-motion animated game, which ends with sweets bursting out of her phone. Unlike the nightmarish TV adaptation of the mobile title, Love's effort doesn't outstay its welcome.

Trolli
"Sour Burstin' Crawlers"
30s
30 Jun 2022
This macabre Trolli ad may give some delicate sweeties nightmares. The brand inject their regular candy with goo, turning them into Sour Bursting Crawlers on the world's most wicked conveyor belt. Even as they're sliced, diced, and burst, the sugar-coated gummies remain chipper throughout—now that's worker loyalty.

Gala Bingo
"Look Up"
60s
30 Jun 2022
The cast of this intrepid Gala Bingo film need to spot five hot air balloons in a row, lest they miss the perfect 'bingo' in the sky. The gang must not be fussed by the price of fuel, as they drive up and down the country in search of this colourful phenomenon. We half-expected the farmer to blast each balloon with her shotgun.

Ryvita
"Ish"
30s
30 Jun 2022
Ryvita has a reputation for being the wholesome, healthy option and all-round good friend to the diet conscious amongst us. But this ad plays devil’s advocate to that notion and encourages a little more “ish” when it comes to topping choices. We see a woman limbering up and dressed in lycra reach for the Ryvita instead of beginning a gruelling workout.

Hippo Insurance
"Feel the Housepower"
60s
29 Jun 2022
A man remains entirely unbothered when a horde of horse riding ghouls descend upon his neighbourhood in this unexpected commercial for Hippo Insurance. While other homes suffer extensive damage from their thunderous approach, one man stands up for himself and sees them off with a hearty roar - confidence boosted by his policy with the advertised service.

Vodafone
"Theory of Time"
60s
29 Jun 2022
Stephen Hawking's musings on time provide the soundtrack to this thought-provoking commercial for Vodafone. The film heralds the New Zealand arrival of the brand's Smart Network, which it suggests will help users travel to their personal futures.

Spotify
"A Day in Ghana with Kendrick Lamar"
3 mins 56s
29 Jun 2022
This Spotify-produced documentary follows Kendrick Lamar's first trip to the city of Accra, Ghana, on the eve of releasing his latest album. He's in a reflective mood throughout, discussing unpacking his issues on 'Mr Morale & The Big Steppers' and ingrained societal attitudes to therapy.

Chris Brown
"CAB (feat. Fivio Foreign)"
4 mins 34s
29 Jun 2022
Chris Brown and pals go on a surreal night out in this VFX-heavy promo for CAB (Catch A Body). Brown and featured artist Fivio Foreign mean mug for the camera while highlighted lyrics appear behind them, and drive around in luxury cars with the doors open simply to prove that they can. All while Brown explains that "Shots got me feelin' saucy tonight/ If I fuck your girl, I'm not sorry." Quite.

WILLOW
"Maybe It's My Fault"
2 mins 56s
29 Jun 2022
Willow adopts a pop-punk sound on angsty new track 'Maybe It's My Fault', musing on who's really to blame for the breakdown of a relationship. The accompanying promo adds to the song's grungy vibes, as the singer writhes on a bed while rain pours outside. Stop-start flashes of colour create a strobe-like effect, emphasising the intensity of her inner turmoil.

Lil Nas X
"Late To Da Party (feat. YoungBoy)"
3 mins 25s
29 Jun 2022
Never one to be shy about expressing his feelings, Lil Nas X takes aim at BET on latest track 'Late to Da Party'. The rapper received zero award nominations for the network's prestigious annual bash despite having several hit tracks over the past year - something he chalks up to industry homophobia.

Humane Society International
"Save Ralph"
3 mins 54s
29 Jun 2022
Taika Waititi provides the voice of Ralph the rabbit in this poignant film for the Humane Society International. The piece strikes a bittersweet tone from the start, as Ralph attempts to stay upbeat about his job as an animal tester despite already being deaf in one ear, blind in one eye, and covered in chemical burns.

Reddit
"Find Your People"
30s
29 Jun 2022
Are you a right weirdo? Then you should get on Reddit. That's the thrust of this quirky commercial, which draws attention to the wide variety of different forums and interests featured on the social network. Whether you're into sharing the silly things that flit through your mind in the shower or dressing up like fantasy characters, the alien-logoed site reckon they've got a community to suit your needs.

Samsung Galaxy
"Make Stranger Nights Epic"
60s
28 Jun 2022
Samsung continue their ongoing partnership with Netflix with this atmospheric short film. Drawing attention to the Galaxy 22's ability to capture film in low light with its 'nightography' tech, the piece follows a trio of friends cycling through a Stranger Things-style neighbourhood, unaware of the terrifying creatures lurking just behind them.

King Princess
"Too Bad/Cursed"
3 mins 55s
29 Jun 2022
You can't help but love a t-shirt that says "Fuck you, you fucking fuck". The rated-R garment belongs to King Princess (aka Mikaela Straus), who plays multiple roles in this clip for 'Too Bad/Cursed'. Whether she’s a bandleader, a bartender, or a woman detached from all around her, Straus is a sparky, engaging presence.

Metropolitan Police
"Screen Careers"
30s
22 Jun 2022
This action-packed spot for the Metropolitan Police urges viewers to "choose a career most people only see on screen". Shot like a film or TV trailer, the ad suggests every day is like an episode of Luther, Line of Duty, or Silent Witness, complete with dramatic close-ups and—as one on-screen 'review' promises—"moments of sheer exhilaration."

Kaytee
"Small in Show"
4 mins 53s
29 Jun 2022
"Actor, writer, and guy from that TV show" Rainn Wilson vows to enter his pet guinea pig, Kenneth, in the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show (aka the American Crufts). To say this idea was flawed would be an understatement, but Wilson believes smaller animals like his deserve a shot at glory in a world dominated by cats and dogs.

Honda
"Harvey"
15s
29 Jun 2022
It seems like almost all forms of tech have a voice command option and ability to respond to their owners verbally these days, so why not cars? That's the premise of a new series of short commercials for Honda, which introduce 'Harvey' - the Alexa of the vehicle world (or at least the marque's HR-V model). This 15" spot sees him muse about podcast connectivity, though true crime isn't his preferred genre.

Dove
"Beekeeper / Paddle Boarder"
30s
28 Jun 2022
Plant based products continue their march to the top as Dove jumps on board with its 99% natural, plant-based deodorant. The use of the wording “plant based” implies that the previous version of the deodorant contained animal derived products in it… but a quick google search soon puts that idea to bed!

Daiya
"Nachos"
30s
28 Jun 2022
The disappointing realisation that without cheese, nachos are just chips is just too much to bear in this funny Daiya ad. The black and white film, dramatic classical music and silent tears running down a heartbroken woman’s face all add to comic effect. Daiya’s ‘Mexican 4 Cheeze Shreds’ reckons they’re the perfect solution for those who can’t or don’t want to eat cheese.

Royal Navy
"Melanie"
60s
29 Jun 2022
Royal Navy’s latest ad to attract new recruits proficiently demonstrates what they have to offer and compares it to the average 9-5 office job. The office manager's clichéd and predictable quotes, "Every day is different" and "our new piece of kit" take on a whole new and literal meaning in the Royal Navy context as the action-packed visuals jammed into this 60” ad illustrate.

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