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War Child Canada: Holiday Heimlich

Advertising Agency: John St., Canada
Creative Directors: Angus Tucker, Stephen Jurisic
Writer: Simon Bruyn
Art Director: Andrew Livingston
Account Manager: Zoe Baines
Producer: Dale Giffen, Cas Ward
Production Company: OPC
Production Manager: Dwight Phipps
Director: Jon Barber
Director of Photography: Doug Koch
Editor: Jonathan Egan
Audio House: Vapor Music Group
Audio director: Joey Serlin
Audio engineer: Julian Rudd
Casting House: Fade To Black
Released December 2010

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6 comments

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

Touching and smart, two of my favourite things.

thedesignaddict's picture
thedesignaddict
5329 pencils

This campaign is sending conflicting messages. On one hand it's saying, "Bad gifts don't save lives.", and on the other hand it's showing us that bad gifts do save lives. This isn't working for me.

CuriousPencil's picture
CuriousPencil
4227 pencils

I think it's playing off the hypothetical against the real, saying "this wouldn't happen, but this can." You might be oversqueezing your Literal gland a tad on this one.

Guest's picture
Guest

it's supposed to be ironic (ie: this would never happen)

Guest's picture
Guest

I like it. The bad gifts are saving lives, but it's an exaggeration.

CommandZ's picture
CommandZ
2472 pencils

Well done.

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