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Five Star Work
(1-25 of 25)

"AFC Championship Cold Open"
4 mins 18s
23 Jan 2018
Work of this length often outstays its welcome but John Malkovich's masterful postmodern performance in this brilliant cold open for last weekend's AFC Championship game actually leaves you wanting more.

BBC Sport
"The Fearless Are Here"
22 Jan 2018
Fear meets its match in this beautifully animated BBC Sport promo.

Vivo Telecoms
1 min 37s
21 Jan 2018
This optimistic film out of Brazil - ostensibly advertising telecommunications company Vivo - urges us to look at life more generously.

Army Recruitment
13 Jan 2018
This is one of a new series of films for the Army which aims to help the organisation shake off out-of-date perceptions and recruit on a more inclusive basis.

"Mum's Birthday"
12 Jan 2018
If this film is anything to go by, Cadbury made a very wise decision when they appointed VCCP last year... because it's an absolute belter.

Ster Kinekor
"Reign of Ian"
11 Jan 2018
As the film industry's war against illegal downloads continues, South African cinema chain Ster-Kinekor introduce Ian - IT worker and a walking treasure trove of pirated films.

"Play Less Nice"
9 Jan 2018
Nike in Canada are trying to encourage the famously polite inhabitants of the North American country to compromise on their niceness to become a little more competitive.

10 Jan 2018
This spot for Turbotax, a US tax preparation software product, is bang on the, er, money with its homage to horror flicks.

Thomas Cook
"The Chase"
10 Jan 2018
Despite the proliferation of alternatives, all-in holidays remain extremely popular and it's little wonder when they're being sold as beautifully as they are in this ad for Thomas Cook.

"No Big Deal"
9 Jan 2018
This dramatic ad from the NHTSA draws attention to the potentially devastating consequences of drunk driving.

"They're Here"
6 Jan 2018
Those clinging on to the Christmas spirit will enjoy this festive Samsung commercial from Merman’s Ben Quinn.

VW Golf
"Kids' Dreams"
5 Jan 2018
This clever Volkswagen commercial shows children falling in love with automobiles of all shapes and makes… er, apart from VW.

Bulk Powders
"Dominate Life"
5 Jan 2018
It's not often that a commercial is funny enough to make a battle-weary journalist spit tea all over his computer screen... but this ad for Bulk Powders got the job done.

Haven Holidays
"A Breath of Fresh Air"
2 Jan 2018
A pair of bad-ass trikers propel this lovely Haven Holidays commercial.

"Global Citizen"
1 Jan 2018
HSBC tackle Brexit with dignity in this beautifully restrained ad starring Richard Ayoade.

"First Steps"
31 Dec 2017
In this ad for BT, a woman whose work commitments make it impossible for her to witness all of her daughter's landmark moments in person is able to enjoy the sight of the youngster taking her first tentative steps when it's beamed to her phone.

Kellogg's Special K
"Powering You"
31 Dec 2017
No one at Sport England is going to mind the echoes of This Girl Can in this super new piece of work for Kellogg's Special K.

"Life Steps"
28 Dec 2017
We all have our Everest and - in this ad for Rightmove - it's the stairs in the family home. And the protagonist is perpetually being summoned by his wife, he faces their grim 'north face' more often than he'd care to.

First Choice
"Go Mahoosive"
2 mins
1 Jan 2018
This film employs whole-hearted commitment in a bid to lay claim to the idea that First Choice is the biggest and best option out there.

"The Reindeer Princess"
18 Dec 2017
It says something about the skill that's gone into making this commercial that it uses a moving human interest story to advertise Esso - a brand operating in one of the most demonised sectors of business... and you just don't mind.

2 mins 50s
13 Dec 2017
This hugely entertaining film by Tom Kuntz was made for Apple's annual World Wide Developers Conference (WWDC) in the summer.

International Committee of the Red Cross
12 Dec 2017
The International Committee of the Red Cross and HLA's Simon Ratigan summon every parent's worst nightmare in this 90" awareness film.

Belgian Lottery
11 Dec 2017
Parabella resurrect their sun-worshipping snowman for another charming animated ad for the Belgian Lottery.

Stella McCartney
11 Dec 2017
Those currently enduring sub-zero temperatures will appreciate this summery gym session courtesy of Stella McCartney POP.

"Roger Ballen x The Skateroom"
1 min 38s
6 Dec 2017
Boutique deck designers The Skateroom partner with photographer Roger Ballen for a monochrome fever dream.

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