#007:

ICON WEEK

Icon. When you think of the word, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? A religious statue, a celebrated person worth of veneration or a smiley face symbol? Funny how the same four letter word can mean something as ancient as the shroud of Turin or as flippant as an eggplant emoji, and not perhaps the first four letter word you’d imagine would do.

Oetry

This short film celebrates the words and language of one Oprah Winfrey – with selected text from various shows across her TV career. However, it gives those words new context and meaning by seeing them performed by people who were affected or influenced by them. It gives her words a sense of poetry. Written by...

Indigenous Prime Minister

Australian Indigenous Education Foundation
‘Indigenous Prime Minister’

How successful young people get to be in life depends on the quality of their education. To prompt the government to put money into...

Virgin Mobile Doug Pitt

Virgin Mobile
‘Fair Go Bro’

Just because you’re the brother of an icon doesn’t mean you can’t have a celebrity endorsement of your own. It made sense for a...

Heineken
‘When You Drive, Never Drink’

Winning three world championships and two runner up awards in nine seasons, it wasn’t hard to see why Jackie Stewart earnt his knighthood. When...

Canal Plus Wise Man

Canal +
‘Wise Man’

The journey to the stable in Bethlehem is one of biblical proportions. Pun intended. But today, we tend to worship different things at Christmas...

#006:

DOPPELGÄNGER WEEK

Ever bumped into someone who looked just like you without the embarrassment of walking into a mirror or highly reflective surface? Apparently, even though there’s over 7 billion people on the planet, there’s just a 1 in 135 chance of there being a perfect pair of anyone. Unless of course you have a twin hiding in Bavaria drinking schnapps.

Virgin Mobile 5 Cent

Virgin Mobile
‘5 Cent’

There’s no PC way of explaining this. Other than to say when a mobile company launched a 5Cent call and text rate, the obvious...

GAYTM ANZ

ANZ
GAYTM’S

ANZ bank is the sponsor of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. To emphasise their commitment and provide a little photogenic flourish to...

Canal Plus March Of The Emperors

Canal+
‘Emperor’

What happens when a guy at work tries to explain to his colleague the premise of the March of the Emperors? All kinds of...

Scotia Bank Hockey Dreams

Scotiabank
‘Hockey Dreams’

Millions of Canadian kids grow up dreaming about becoming hockey stars. So, in this spot marking its sponsorship of the World Cup of Hockey...

Snickers Gremlins

Snickers
‘Gremlin’

It’s fair to say you’re not you when you’re hungry. This ad from France shows the hangriest of hangry alter egos being brought to...

#005:

COUPLE WEEK

Making flat pack furniture commonly causes arguments between couples. But couples often end up making use of that furniture to make up afterwards. Getting sexy on a side table. Making out on a kitchen island. Worth thinking about while you watch this week’s stuff. Maybe with your other half.

Air BnB Until We All Belong

Air BnB
‘Until We All Belong’

Marriage equality is something that the vast majority of Australians believe in. And yet, it is still something that the politicians seem incapable of...

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair Sculpture

Pulse Contemporary Art Fair, New York
‘I Heard They’re Dirty’

As couples go, this would be in the odd couple basket. For a contemporary art fair in the city of New York, it felt...

British Council Lion and Unicorn

British Council
‘Lion and Unicorn’

What might eventuate if the British coat of arms came to life in order to promote applications to the UK for a cultural mentoring...

Getty Images The Big Idea

Getty Images
‘Creation’

What do couples really imagine as they get down and dirty? The images that go through their minds might at first seem quite expected....

Ikea A Wonderful Life

IKEA
‘Wonderful Life’

How are lifelong memories made? Perhaps they stem from simple things which surround us and shape our lives. Even bits of everyday furniture can...

#004:

REMOTE WEEK

People (and by people, we probably mean astronauts) say that looking back at the earth from the timeless worlds of space gives you a whole new perspective. Nothing remotely funny or strange about that really. Other than the fact that it is remote. So maybe it is remotely interesting at least.

Money Supermarket

Money Supermarket
‘Astronaut’

Just how epic do you feel when you save money on your car insurance? As epic as Alan who takes launching the space shuttle...

Bombay Saphire Exit Log

Bombay Sapphire
‘Exit Log’

This sci-fi short is set in 2249. Two space engineer’s journey through deep space takes a dramatic turn when they discover an emergency message...

The-Missing-Piece-At-Uluru

The Glue Society
‘The Missing Piece’

The weird thing about taking a jigsaw puzzle piece all the way around Australia – and adding it to the landscape – gave the...

The Martian Embassy

Sydney Story Factory
‘Martian Embassy’

Hot on the heels of Dave Eggers’ 826 Valencia project, this Sydney creative writing centre for kids needed to take them and their imaginations...

The Chasers War On Everything Remote Billboards

Chaser’s War on Everything
‘Remote Billboards’

With very little budget, a suitably irreverent and anarchic approach to promoting the Chaser’s new satirical comedy TV show was required. We found out...

Previous Weeks

Art & About, Sydney
‘I Wish You Hadn’t Asked’

A seemingly strong and stable relationship can sometimes reach a point where the arrival of a single question can sow a seed of doubt...

The Glue Society V Raw Bumblebeez Music Video Monster

V Raw
‘Misfit’

For any creative person, there’s a fear of not fitting in. But what would happen if the scorn that a young person’s ideas receive...

Panyee Football Club

TMB
‘Panyee FC’

In 1986, in southern Thailand, a youth football club was born in the most unlikely of places. A mountainous island with not one single...

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