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Mumford & Sons
"You'll Never Walk Alone"
3 mins 25s
6 Apr 2020
Creativity has never been in short supply in the world of music promos, but it's especially prevalent right now. People are having to become increasingly resourceful - dispensing with crews, sets, and even the ability to put their own equipment to use. This charitable offering is shot courtesy of Marcus Mumford and pianist Reuben James - along with some grudging assistance from their respective families

Dua Lipa
"Break My Heart"
3 mins 49s
7 Apr 2020
Hot on the heels of recent single 'Physical', Dua Lipa continues to mine a retro sound with latest track 'Break My Heart'. Featuring a beat influenced by Queen's 'Another One Bites The Dust', the singer reflects on failed relationships through a series of stylish vignettes, delivered with polished verve by director Henry Scholfield.

Women's Aid
"The Lockdown"
40s
7 Apr 2020
This haunting Women’s Aid film comes as fears grow over violence against women and children post-lockdown. While fellow charities report a spike in calls to the National Domestic Abuse helpline, director Max Fisher explores London’s empty streets in a way that makes ’28 Days Later’ seem prophetic.

Tesco
"Now More Than Ever"
30s
5 Apr 2020
With the population urged to spread the love and nothing else at the moment, Tesco present a compilation of clips from their Food Love Stories campaign. As Blue Supermarket urge us to shop on-site rather than online, the ad seeks to reassure customers that it's otherwise business as usual - whatever that means mid-lockdown.

Bumble
"Cut the Small Talk"
2 mins
7 Apr 2020
This intriguing film for Bumble is a riff on an idea of true friendship… specifically, to whom would you turn at the moment of your greatest need? The importance of this question is amplified by the nature of the trouble you find yourself in and, although it is far from clear exactly what's occurring as to women dig a grave-sized hole in the words, it's plain that it's serious.

Barclays
"A Message From Our Colleagues"
30s
5 Apr 2020
Many are enjoying-slash-enduring more screen time at the moment, including Barclays employees. This straightforward ad shows how the advertised bank are adapting to life post-lockdown, as well providing an unlikely insight into their staff's kitchens, living rooms, and other makeshift workspaces. Brownie points to the bloke wearing a Digital Eagles hoodie.

Calm
"Footballers"
5 mins 12s
2 Apr 2020
This low-key Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) film uses football to show that mental health requires a similar team effort. It’s something the ad’s narrator learned the hard way, as he describes the impact of a devastating foot injury on both mind and body. Suddenly, a good team talk matters more than ever.

World of Tanks
"The Art of Winning"
30s
2 Apr 2020
Pacifists may balk at the success of a massively multiplayer online game (MMO) called ‘World of Tanks’, but players like Frank can’t get enough of it. This tongue-in-cheek commercial shows how Frank channels his ability to vaporise Panzers, Chieftains, and Shermans into real life pursuits… like underground Jenga.

Tesco
"Safer Shopping"
30s
5 Apr 2020
As the nation adjusts to social distancing measures, Tesco outline their in-store changes to make shopping safer. From marked-out metres between shoppers to stations for sanitising trollies, it's shaping up to be an entirely new supermarket experience. We'll certainly never take popping to the shops for granted again.

Virgin Media
"Stay home, Stay Safe, Stay Connected"
60s
2 Apr 2020
As quarantine measures continue to drag on, Virgin Media celebrate British resilience in the face of a pandemic. This compilation of people doing their best to get on with life as normal despite extraordinary circumstances is heartwarming, as, birthdays are celebrated, essential staff are praised, and, erm, 'cruises' are embarked on.

Short Films
"Astronaut"
7 mins 47s
1 Apr 2020
This evocative short film is bound to hit home for many in the current climate, as an astronaut suddenly finds themselves unemployed. Position terminated due to technological progress rather than global pandemic, the former space explorer is forced to spend their time stacking shelves, cleaning offices, and generally contemplating where it all went wrong.

The Sun
"Racing"
90s
1 Apr 2020
Some dreams simply cannot come true, but that doesn't mean passions can't be followed. At least, that's according to this funny and oddly charming communication from The Sun newspaper about its horse racing app, which features a bloke who found his urge to become a jockey curtailed by his own uncontrollable biology.

Metropole Ruhr
"Don't Miss It Again"
75s
1 Apr 2020
While many of us are feeling a bit sorry for ourselves at the moment, this tale of missed opportunities may inspire more appreciation for the little things. German development company Metropole Ruhr presents the tale of a bloke whose main pastime is missing the boat - passing on the chance to invest in some of the biggest innovations of the past century.

Argos
"Spring 2020"
30s
1 Apr 2020
Argos mine yet more laughs from the world of high fashion with this 30” ad starring actress and model Suki Waterhouse. As with previous instalments, however, the real stars are the ‘clothes’. Like a woman pushed over the edge by self-isolation, Waterhouse dons catalogue staples like rugs, lampshades, and even a bedside table as if they were Coco Chanel originals.

Pringles
"Xbox Pass"
50s
1 Apr 2020
Video games are currently booming thanks to Covid-19, and Pringles want a piece of the action. The brand specifically want Xbox gamers onside, riffing on the likes of ‘Forza Horizon 4’, ‘Sea of Thieves’, and ‘eFootball PES 2020’ in typical Pringles fashion. Some admittedly fun visual effects distract from the usual OTT crunching.

giffgaff
"Putting Community First"
20s
1 Apr 2020
Cometh the hour, cometh the campaign... when giffgaff launched their current strand of advertising a couple of months ago, who could have guessed that its homemade qualities would swiftly become de rigueur? Ironically, the production values of this commercial - shot on reconditioned mobile phones - make it look positively luscious compared with the first few films emerging from the national quarantine.

Healthier Scotland
"Scotland Cares"
30s
1 Apr 2020
This community-minded ad from Healthier Scotland focuses on what makes us a society - coming together in times of hardship. We may be facing a hellacious challenge right now, the straightforward film acknowledges, but that only makes it more important that we band together and show that we care for the people around us.

Next
"Living Room"
10s
1 Apr 2020
Viewers are encouraged to upgrade their living room experience in this 10” Next ad... and given how much we're looking at our interiors right now, the suggestion may come just in time. The retailer show a woman falling backwards onto a selection of their sofas in slow-motion, as the rest of the room becomes assembled around her lickety-split. The cat, presumably, is not included.

Sloggi
"Cloud Nine"
40s
1 Apr 2020
A woman travels into a fantasy realm of comfort in this entertaining outing for Sloggi. The comfy underwear specialists turn the spotlight on their new Oxygene bra - a garment so mind-blowingly light it apparently sends wearers into a candy-coloured reverie. Style and substance, it seems, can co-exist after all.

Skoda
"Get on the Range"
30s
1 Apr 2020
This commercial from the Czech Republic urges punters to inject a little get-up-and-go into their lives - preferably through buying a Skoda SUV. The ‘on-off’ script is both exhaustive and exhausting, but there are also some neat transition shots like a full-size jeep turning into a child’s remote-controlled car. One for practically-minded adrenaline junkies.

BUPA
"For Living"
45s
1 Apr 2020
Private healthcare provider Bupa offer reassurance during these [insert Covid-19 headline adjective of choice] times with this empathetic commercial. Time is of the essence here, as the diverse cast describe moments when they needed the advertised institution the most. Now seems as good a time as any to ring up.

Glass Animals
"Your Love (Déjà Vu)"
3 mins 58s
1 Apr 2020
The heat is on in this Glass Animals promo, which uses thermal imaging to create a vivid, digitised aesthetic. Director James Whitby’s heat source, as it were, is frontman Dave Bayley, who kindly gives his bandmates a rest by playing every instrument. The result is undeniably striking, as livewire Bayley is saturated in pinks, purples, and reds against a constantly shifting backdrop.

Vanish
"Carpet Street"
30s
30 Mar 2020
Being that we're all stuck indoors for the foreseeable future, it may distress viewers to learn that our carpets are even dirtier than one might expect. At least, that's according to this quirky outing for Vanish, who may well see a jump in sales now that customers are confronted with their own filthy homes on a continuous basis.

Short Films
"Skeletons"
22 mins
30 Mar 2020
This darkly funny short film is a heady blend of murder, northern soul, and sex chat lines, anchored by a touching performance from Carrie Cohen. She plays Rose, a housewife who resorts to desperate measures when a man is killed by husband Nestor (Ian Reddington). She doesn’t want justice, however - she wants love and companionship.

Short Films
"Lea"
4 mins 08s
30 Mar 2020
French immigrant Léa (Alicia Medina) washes dishes in a London cafe and reads Juliet Nicolson in her sparsely furnished flat. It’s fair to say UK life is nothing to write or call home about so far, and her meddling family - represented by her brother via voicemail - want to know Léa’s game plan. For now, the only escape is the beach in her head.

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