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10th Aug
Japanese footy fans are put in the spotlight in this doc from Rakuten

Japanese footy fans are put in the spotlight in this doc from Rakuten

In a fun and interesting slice of branded content, beautiful-game obsessives talk through their fandom and viewing rituals.

10th Aug
rubberband. gets tactile with TV

rubberband. gets tactile with TV

In the directing duo's second collaboration with NYC-based group Lewis Del Mar, photo montage and stop-motion are used to dizzying and dazzling effect.

10th Aug
DAVID São Paulo shows us what we don't miss from pre-pandemic life

DAVID São Paulo shows us what we don't miss from pre-pandemic life

In a swift montage of candid clips from late-night Burger King stores, we're reminded of the nightmare that is drunken revellers.

7th Aug
The Dink's brush with greatness

The Dink's brush with greatness

In a charming experimental short, potential movements and personalities of various household items are brought to life.

7th Aug AD OF THE WEEK
Apple takes vertical slices of cinema history for new short

Apple takes vertical slices of cinema history for new short

Whiplash and La La Land director Damien Chazelle risks the rage of cinephiles by shooting a 9-minute, genre-swapping short in *gulp* 9:16 aspect ratio...

6th Aug
Andrew Onorato's moody forest wander with Billie Eilish

Andrew Onorato's moody forest wander with Billie Eilish

Backed by the singer's new release, My Future, the promo's gorgeous illustrations and unhurried paces makes for an atmospheric journey.

6th Aug
Morgan Freeman's plastic prose

Morgan Freeman's plastic prose

Taking its cue from nature documentaries, Life Below Water, created in a partnership between Google, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, United Nations and Tribeca Enterprises, utilizes God's own voice to battle plastic ocean pollution.

5th Aug
Man U looms large in this adidas spot

Man U looms large in this adidas spot

Launching the 20/21 shirt, The Mill-created animation has players in stitches.

5th Aug
Age UK’s touching depiction of dotage

Age UK’s touching depiction of dotage

Tom Sweetland’s film for the charity draws attention to the enduring loneliness of the elderly.

4th Aug
Amy Allen’s sci-fi thriller

Amy Allen’s sci-fi thriller

Taking self-reflection to new heights of horror and absurdity, Similar But Different directs this mind-bending new promo.

4th Aug
Slave masters slammed in Hacking’s homage to Public Enemy

Slave masters slammed in Hacking’s homage to Public Enemy

The political rage driving Run The Jewels' new track Ju$t, featuring Pharrell and Zack De La Rocha, is exuberantly expressed in Winston Hacking’s animated promo.

4th Aug
Feasting on hope

Feasting on hope

Beyond Food Foundation’s inspiring campaign reveals how the founder’s indomitable spirit is the homeless charity’s recipe for success.

4th Aug
Nike gets weird in its collab with Stüssy

Nike gets weird in its collab with Stüssy

When a gent recounts his dream to a pal in this surreal new spot for the clothing collaboration, things get... odd.

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4th Aug
Who was that not-so-masked man?

Who was that not-so-masked man?

Alex Grossman’s witty PSA re-imagines Batman as a clueless, maskless superhero shunned by society.

4th Aug
Martyn Pick's art of war

Martyn Pick's art of war

In animated moments from documentary Coup 53, Pick's painterly sensibilities make reconstructed wartime images look visceral and vibrant.

Let's keep it short

A few of our favourite short films from the past few weeks.

3rd Aug
In a galaxy right outside our door

In a galaxy right outside our door

As a young star keeper leads the moon around its orbit, disaster strikes when a meteor knocks their staff out of their hand and the entire astrological machine grinds to a universal halt.

3rd Aug
Google searches for the urban cowgirl

Google searches for the urban cowgirl

Challenging stereotypes, this short documentary focuses on Keiara Wade of the Compton Cowboys, a group dedicated to uplifting their community, and reteaching Black history through farm education and horseback riding.

3rd Aug
A Belgian Billy Elliot's broadband boogie

A Belgian Billy Elliot's broadband boogie

In an uplifting spot for telecommunications company Proximus, a young lad leaps and larks around a hyper-connected household.

3rd Aug
A sextet of Covid Comebacks

A sextet of Covid Comebacks

As the UK business sector continues its resurrection after the coronavirus lockdown this new campaign aims to promote small businesses across the country.

31st Jul
This ain’t your daddy’s Cantina Theme

This ain’t your daddy’s Cantina Theme

Composer Ludwig Göransson, who recently received an Emmy nom for his score on The Mandalorian, takes center stage in this design-heavy music video from Reprobates.

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