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20th Oct
The many faces of emotion

The many faces of emotion

The different sides of an unhappy wife's personality manifest in Versus, a powerful short film about control and dominance in a loveless marriage.

20th Oct
Miracles do happen

Miracles do happen

A new promo for Jarryd James's track, Miracles, is a strange, unsettling tale of a man and two unlikely medics.

19th Oct
Keith Schofield gives DuckSauce a stimulating simulation

Keith Schofield gives DuckSauce a stimulating simulation

The Caviar director's fertile imagination is given free reign in this inspired animatic-based music video.

19th Oct
McDonald's book of dreams

McDonald's book of dreams

This new spot celebrates that fact that, since 2015, McDonald's France has been offering its younger customers the choice of a book or a toy in all its Happy Meals.

19th Oct
You're never Lonely with a retro videocall

You're never Lonely with a retro videocall

Indie cuties George Moir and Blossom Caldarone collaborate on both track and video in this Windows 98-themed paper-craft crowd pleaser.

19th Oct
LAMAR+NIK get crafty for Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye

LAMAR+NIK get crafty for Leon Bridges and Lucky Daye

Using the stop-motion technique known as stratastencil (i.e. hand-cut wizardry), the directing duo create a kaleidoscopic scrapbook full of invention.

19th Oct
Dare you experience the first-ever horror movie... for cats

Dare you experience the first-ever horror movie... for cats

adam&eveDDB and Zombie create a delightfully knowing and well-executed animated short for TEMPTATIONS, following a intrepid moggy as they face their fears.

19th Oct
Yippee ki-yay, motor-starter

Yippee ki-yay, motor-starter

In an advertising event that none of us saw coming, Bruce Willis reprises grizzled vent-shuffler John McClane for the return of DieHard... batteries.

16th Oct
Amazon takes up dead space

Amazon takes up dead space

Harrowing and horrible, a man suffocates for a full minute, gasping for air, a plastic bag covering his entire head.

16th Oct
Chris Rock's fantasy mansion gets real with Apple and Verizon

Chris Rock's fantasy mansion gets real with Apple and Verizon

Talking us through the 5G capabilities of the new handset and service, the motor-mouthed comedian takes us around an augmented abode.

16th Oct
A Thurso surfer has #ALifeInterrupted

A Thurso surfer has #ALifeInterrupted

In Luke Davies' charming film, windswept boardrider Doug tells us about North Atlantic's sub zero conditions, the challenge of a turbulent swell and an issue he has lived with his whole life.

16th Oct
Hey Bud, are you sure you're cut-out for this?

Hey Bud, are you sure you're cut-out for this?

In an entertaining new spot from W+K New York, a cardboard crowd-member goes in search of a crisp beverage.

16th Oct
The Recording Academy's credit note

The Recording Academy's credit note

The Recording Academy is highlighting creative credits with Behind the Record, a social media initiative to spotlight the many creators who contribute to the music recording process.

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16th Oct
A sweet treat for Hulu-ween

A sweet treat for Hulu-ween

The rediscovery of the tradition of trick or treating is at the heart of this sweet animated film for Hulu's upcoming Halloween output.

15th Oct
A McDonald's gift that keeps on giving

A McDonald's gift that keeps on giving

McDonald’s has launched a new commercial that reminds customers that you don’t need to spend a lot in order to get, or give, a moment of joy.

Let's keep it short

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

15th Oct
Black Minds Matter takes flight

Black Minds Matter takes flight

Told through the experiences of Team GB’s Dominic Mensah, this short film, made in conjunction with Black Minds Matter UK, endeavours to explore some of the challenges and prejudices faced by so many young Black men and women.

15th Oct
Gabe Turner feels the need, the need for... retribution

Gabe Turner feels the need, the need for... retribution

In the Rattling Stick director's latest spot, a gamer is plagued by the memory of a rival's winning time until a remake makes way for a rematch.

14th Oct
Join in with a Happy Dance

Join in with a Happy Dance

TV sweetheart Kirsten Bell stars in this charming ad that explains (through metaphor) how it feels when she uses her new CBD-infused skincare line.

14th Oct
The notorious Ali, back in the Showmax ring

The notorious Ali, back in the Showmax ring

From Egg Films, a fantastic tribute to a boxer who gave as good as he got, and always had a phrase to undercut his competition.

14th Oct
Create Not Hate displays the ridiculousness of racism

Create Not Hate displays the ridiculousness of racism

The Trevor Robinson OBE-founded non-profit initiative puts together a pair of campaigns focused on stamping out racist attitudes.

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