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giffgaff
"Putting Community First"
20s
1 Apr 2020
Cometh the hour, cometh the campaign... when giffgaff launched their current strand of advertising a couple of months ago, who could have guessed that its homemade qualities would swiftly become de rigueur? Ironically, the production values of this commercial - shot on reconditioned mobile phones - make it look positively luscious compared with the first few films emerging from the national quarantine.

Healthier Scotland
"Scotland Cares"
30s
1 Apr 2020
This community-minded ad from Healthier Scotland focuses on what makes us a society - coming together in times of hardship. We may be facing a hellacious challenge right now, the straightforward film acknowledges, but that only makes it more important that we band together and show that we care for the people around us.

Next
"Living Room"
10s
1 Apr 2020
Viewers are encouraged to upgrade their living room experience in this 10” Next ad... and given how much we're looking at our interiors right now, the suggestion may come just in time. The retailer show a woman falling backwards onto a selection of their sofas in slow-motion, as the rest of the room becomes assembled around her lickety-split. The cat, presumably, is not included.

Sloggi
"Cloud Nine"
40s
1 Apr 2020
A woman travels into a fantasy realm of comfort in this entertaining outing for Sloggi. The comfy underwear specialists turn the spotlight on their new Oxygene bra - a garment so mind-blowingly light it apparently sends wearers into a candy-coloured reverie. Style and substance, it seems, can co-exist after all.

Skoda
"Get on the Range"
30s
1 Apr 2020
This commercial from the Czech Republic urges punters to inject a little get-up-and-go into their lives - preferably through buying a Skoda SUV. The ‘on-off’ script is both exhaustive and exhausting, but there are also some neat transition shots like a full-size jeep turning into a child’s remote-controlled car. One for practically-minded adrenaline junkies.

BUPA
"For Living"
45s
1 Apr 2020
Private healthcare provider Bupa offer reassurance during these [insert Covid-19 headline adjective of choice] times with this empathetic commercial. Time is of the essence here, as the diverse cast describe moments when they needed the advertised institution the most. Now seems as good a time as any to ring up.

Glass Animals
"Your Love (Déjà Vu)"
3 mins 58s
1 Apr 2020
The heat is on in this Glass Animals promo, which uses thermal imaging to create a vivid, digitised aesthetic. Director James Whitby’s heat source, as it were, is frontman Dave Bayley, who kindly gives his bandmates a rest by playing every instrument. The result is undeniably striking, as livewire Bayley is saturated in pinks, purples, and reds against a constantly shifting backdrop.

Vanish
"Carpet Street"
30s
30 Mar 2020
Being that we're all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, it may distress viewers to learn that our carpets are even dirtier than one might expect. At least, that's according to this quirky outing for Vanish, who may well see a jump in sales now that customers are confronted with their own filthy homes on a continuous basis.

Short Films
"Skeletons"
22 mins
30 Mar 2020
This darkly funny short film is a heady blend of murder, northern soul, and sex chat lines, anchored by a touching performance from Carrie Cohen. She plays Rose, a housewife who resorts to desperate measures when a man is killed by husband Nestor (Ian Reddington). She doesn’t want justice, however - she wants love and companionship.

Short Films
"Lea"
4 mins 08s
30 Mar 2020
French immigrant Léa (Alicia Medina) washes dishes in a London cafe and reads Juliet Nicolson in her sparsely furnished flat. It’s fair to say UK life is nothing to write or call home about so far, and her meddling family - represented by her brother via voicemail - want to know Léa’s game plan. For now, the only escape is the beach in her head.

Homebase
"Gary the Tortoise"
40s
30 Mar 2020
Homebase’s eerily topical ‘Feels Good to be Home’ campaign returns with this 40” creature feature starring Gary - a CG-enhanced pet tortoise capable of giving any hare a run for its money. Accompanied by the theme to The Adventures of Black Beauty, Gary makes a beeline for his family’s rejuvenated back garden.

Gala Bingo
"Toe Jam"
30s
29 Mar 2020
While the phrase 'toe jam' may not inspire confidence, we promise that this quirky commercial from Gala Bingo is a lot more appealing than its title suggests. The action centres on a woman who makes the most of having her hands occupied with the advertised app, playing a concert in her living room with surprisingly dexterous feet.

NHS
"Keep It Up"
65s
29 Mar 2020
The great British pastime of keepy-uppy takes centre stage in this cheerful film from director Jacques Salmon. While people all over the country are dealing with the fact we're in for a long, tedious lockdown before the current pandemic improves, this project attempts to alleviate the boredom and provide support for the NHS at the same time.

Siimba Selassiie
"Lost Souls"
4 mins 16s
29 Mar 2020
This economical music video pairs Siimba Selassiie’s incendiary lyrics with slow-burning visuals. Like many of his contemporaries, the Ethiopian-American rapper is concerned by gun violence and police brutality. As Selassiie laments the death of another young black male (“He didn’t have to go out like that”), a grim ‘lump sum’ is slowly revealed.

Tesco
"Every Type of Mum"
65s
20 Mar 2020
No two snowflakes are alike, as the old saying goes, and the same applies to mums. Tesco’s Mother’s Day commercial, for example, features stepmums, adoptive mums, biological mums, and other twists on the formula. Like Not on the High Street’s recent effort, the ad coasts on the charm of its open-minded cast.

The Steph Show
"Staying Indoors"
20s
25 Mar 2020
This stripped-back ad from Channel 4 demonstrates how the commercial industry is adapting to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis. With original shoot plans which saw presenter Steph McGovern zipping around cities on boats, bikes, and buses, a radical rethink post-social distancing rules means the final product is a very different affair.

Honda
"Power On"
60s
24 Mar 2020
Gardening gets the action movie treatment in this enticing outing for Honda. The brand focus on their range of mowers and other plant-pruning apparatus, as they encourage gardeners with stamina to get stuck in. Given the current circumstances, there may be a lot of passionate new plant-tacklers joining the fray.

Ascot
"Be Part of the Drama"
60s
24 Mar 2020
Cautiously optimistic racing fans can take heart from this 60” plug for Royal Ascot 2020. Cut in the style of a glossy movie trailer, director Yonatan Weisberg’s film is part high society romance and part ode to one of the most famous race meetings on the planet. How organisers must hope for similar scenes come June 18th.

ITV
"Apart. But Never Alone."
60s
24 Mar 2020
Chat shows as we know them have quickly become a thing of the past - live audiences are in lock down, celebrity guests are self-isolating, and topics are limited to survival in the age of Covid-19 - but ITV stalwarts Ant & Dec are keeping things ticking over. This 60” communication sets out their stall in forthright fashion, as they explain their intention to keep the nation talking.

EOB
"Earth"
5 mins 04s
24 Mar 2020
This short documentary from director Bafic evokes a more idyllic form of self-isolation: recording a studio album. The artist in question is Radiohead guitarist Ed O’Brien, who provides an easy-going insight into the making of debut solo album ‘Earth’. Shot deep in the Welsh countryside, it’s a gratifying blend of wide open spaces and well-furnished recording suites.

Moonpig
"Mother's Day 2020"
20s
22 Mar 2020
A man finally appreciates everything his mum has done for him in this harmless ad for Moonpig. Upon having his own annoying offspring to contend with, he uses the advertised service to send her a card and show his appreciation. Given the recent social distancing advice, love at arm's length seems like the right way to celebrate Mother's Day in 2020.

Not On The High Street
"Mother's Day"
90s
22 Mar 2020
To say that Mother’s Day 2020 was unusual would be a wild understatement. Countless afternoon teas and family get-togethers were scrubbed by the threat of Covid-19, only for technology and improvisation to save the day. Such unprecedented times make this Not On The High Street commercial all the more affecting.

Short Films
"Time"
4 mins 34s
22 Mar 2020
This emotionally charged short film evokes ‘Bronson’ and ‘Starred Up’ in its depiction of solitary confinement. Co-director Neil Linpow (who also stars and writes) turns a prison cell into a confessional, as a man tries to make peace with his family before a riot knocks on his door. Aided by some fiercely intimate camerawork, this is a grimly enthralling narrative debut.

Bridgestone
"Every Second Counts"
3 mins 20s
22 Mar 2020
Olympic sponsors Bridgestone take an unusual approach with this introspective film starring Taekwondo silver medalist Lutalo Muhammad. Rather than take a look at the soaring heights of sporting success, the brand instead focus on the disappointment of losing - particularly, what can be learned from failure.

Lola Young
"Pick Me Up"
3 mins 40s
18 Mar 2020
This intriguing promo for Lola Young's latest track 'Pick Me Up' takes a deep dive into the emotional aftermath of a break-up. Combining a muted colour palette with the singer's confrontational performance, it takes a sideways look at the world through unusual shot composition to represent a life turned upside down.

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