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21st Jan

Airbnb's home from home is where the heart is

In a touching animated short from Final Frontier and Taiko Studios, celebrating Spring Festival, we meet a young nurse whose pursuit of her career dreams in the big city prevent her from returning to her hometown for Chinese New Year.

21st Jan

The answer is blowing in the Norwegian Wind

The stark truth about climate change blows in with the Norwegian clean energy supplier's arresting ad.

21st Jan

Friends of the Earth takes us on an eco-anxiety dash

A woman's quest to be more eco-friendly takes her on a madcap journey in Don't Panic's high-octane yet heedful spot.

20th Jan

Kurakura captures slow motion space horror

Creative duo Reuben and Jamie show off technological mastery to produce a five-minute music video in one fourteen second take.

20th Jan

Serving up dinner and a new show for Yummy

Choreographer and director Parris Goebel leads a 52-person dance troupe in an aggressive, precise, and sexy dance number to Justin Bieber’s newest song.

20th Jan

Nike's New Year red envelope race

In a charming commercial for the brand, a monetary gift on the Lunar New Year turns into a frantic, ongoing cat-and-mouse chase.

20th Jan
How Volvo's Birdman took flight

How Volvo's Birdman took flight

We speak to Andy Lockley, ECD at Grey London, and Pulse Films directing team D.A.R.Y.L. about the latest installment in their compelling Defiant Pioneers branded series with Sky Atlantic, telling the story of a conservationist who's methods have inadvertently been prototyping a solution to climate breakdown.

17th Jan
Small businesses are the big stars of GoDaddy's new campaign

Small businesses are the big stars of GoDaddy's new campaign

In the first of a series of ads, British café/bar/bicycle workshop Look Mum No Hands gets its story told by comedian Javone Prince.

17th Jan
Uncommon and Habito drag us back to hell

Uncommon and Habito drag us back to hell

In another hilariously gruesome spot, the mortgage broker imagines the race to buy property as a terrifying nightmare dash.

16th Jan
Vlisco fashions sourced from communities of strength and hope

Vlisco fashions sourced from communities of strength and hope

Showcasing their art and their love, the women of The City of Joy celebrate themselves as they create garments and patterns.

16th Jan
Strange Beast and Travel Portland Go Somewhere Different

Strange Beast and Travel Portland Go Somewhere Different

The animation studio and Wieden+Kennedy Portland have created an lovable animated and illustrated campaign, poitning out some of the cities virtues and eccentricities.

16th Jan
It's normal to feel not normal, say BUPA

It's normal to feel not normal, say BUPA

A new campaign for the healthcare provider takes a look at what it is to feel normal.

16th Jan
Oscar-nominated Theodore Melfi helms Apple's charming Chinese New Year film

Oscar-nominated Theodore Melfi helms Apple's charming Chinese New Year film

To tell the touching intergenerational tale, Melfi shoots on iPhone and enlists the talents of Chinese movie star Zhou Xun.

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15th Jan
RE/MAX shows the real pain of real estate

RE/MAX shows the real pain of real estate

In a hilarious series of spots, Camp+King and Biscuit's Clay Weiner show some of the most frustrating elements of selling a house.

15th Jan
Heineken’s new spy ad features a man of mystery

Heineken’s new spy ad features a man of mystery

Daniel Craig vs. James Bond searches for the real actor in this filmic short spot ahead of the newest 007 flick.

Let's keep it short

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

15th Jan
Ayoade asks 'Where are you from?' for HSBC

Ayoade asks 'Where are you from?' for HSBC

Comedian, presenter and filmmaker Richard Ayoade stars in another funny and thoughtful spot for HSBC.

15th Jan
Marcus Söderlund's one-take wonder for Mura Masa

Marcus Söderlund's one-take wonder for Mura Masa

In this wild, aggressive yet gloriously choreographed promo for track Teenage Headache Dreams, two characters show the electricity of their relationship.

15th Jan
Sécurité Routière unveils surprisingly happy endings

Sécurité Routière unveils surprisingly happy endings

The French road authority releases two life-saving tales with twists – nothing bad happens.

15th Jan
Greenpeace and Aardman release sad tale of turtles in trouble

Greenpeace and Aardman release sad tale of turtles in trouble

Stars including Olivia Colman and Helen Mirren lend their voices to a sorrowful animation highlighting the plight of the oceans.

14th Jan
MX releases cinematic civil war-themed promo

MX releases cinematic civil war-themed promo

Director Sakari Lerkkanen has created an epic eight-minute musical exploration of the casualties of conflict.

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