It’s good to see that so many of you have a conscience, judging by
Channel 5’s Visions 5 series of short films on social culture, which
goes on-air at the end of the month. Twenty-five of the 400 entries to
the competition, organised by the Media Trust, Channel 5 and the British
Television Advertising Awards, are now in production.
Even a familiar face has got involved. ’Road cone factory’, which draws
parallels between the redundancy of road cones and the over-40s, was
directed by, and stars, Philip Thomas, a creative director of Davidson
Pearce in the mid-80s. It seems that after the agency was bought by
Omnicom, Thomas joined James Garrett & Co as a director.
We were impressed by how many participants came from companies such as
M&C Saatchi, Godman, Pink and Miles Calcraft.
The Leith Agency made ’mmm’, an unsettling film about the grotesque
cycle that raw sewage goes through. It shows a man eating fish and
chips, before going to the toilet and his excrement being consumed by a
fish that eventually ends up on his plate.
’Perfect baby’, from Ogilvy & Mather’s Dave Williams, was a bit scary,
showing futuristic technology that will allow parents to choose their
kids at the touch of a button.
One of the most original films was by the Ulster University student,
Andrew Dobbin. ’Parallel streets’ is a stark portrayal of
Of course, we should have known you weren’t being that charitable in
donating your efforts. The winning film will be awarded a prize at the
BTAA Craft Awards in November.