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Bross Bagels
"Mama Bross"
1 min 44s
16 Dec 2018
This film by freelance director Charlie Parker is a perfect example of how stuff created on a shoestring can sit alongside much better financed films these days. Written and performed by Larah Bross and Keir McAllister, this ad for a small chain of Edinburgh bakeries demonstrates an astute understanding of what will fly on social media and looks certain to generate a ot of friendly interest in the brand.

Hilton
"Puerto Rico"
5 mins 34s
14 Dec 2018
Over a year since Hurricane Maria decimated Puerto Rico, this enlightening documentary charts examines the impact on San Juan's flagship Caribe Hilton hotel and its employees. Despite the trauma endured by staff, citizens, and politicians alike, there is an undeniable sense of optimism as the brand rally around their adopted home.

Simon Community
"Roisin"
30s
14 Dec 2018
This low-key ad for Simon Community introduces the organisation's Rough Sleepers Team and how volunteers like Roisin help those struggling on Dublin's streets. Whether it's through healthcare referrals, fresh sleeping bags, or simply providing a friendly voice, the charity underline their practical approach to homelessness.

Warner Edwards
"Hedgehog"
46s
14 Dec 2018
A hedgehog joins the craft gin revolution in this luminous commercial for Warner Edwards, as the spiny protagonist stumbles upon a field dotted with rhubarb gin bottles. While it attractively underlines the brand's rural appeal, we recommend viewers avoid sharing their G&T with any passing woodland creature.

Spoke
"Fakenschmilen"
2 mins 04s
14 Dec 2018
Gift face strikes again in this off-beat ad for menswear retailer Spoke, as a German reporter probes our nation's annual "fäkenschmïlen" epidemic. As the aloof presenter observes male victims of this seasonal malady, he urges their loved ones to rethink their Christmas gift strategy… by giving their blokes well-fitting trousers, instead.

Kettle Chips
"Flavour Shakers"
30s
14 Dec 2018
What do you get for the person who has everything, including a potentially debilitating crisp addiction? A Kettle Chips seasoning shaker, of course. Adland's latest gastronomic wonder allows punters to infuse their grub with mature cheddar and red onion, barbecue beef brisket, and other savoury suggestions.

Baileys
"Cheesecake"
30s
14 Dec 2018
Baileys continue their mission to salvage Britain's baking mishaps with their spin on the humble cheesecake. Rather than condemn one's dry cake to the bin, the Irish cream liqueur recommend an emergency helping of cream cheese, popcorn, and pretzels instead - and presumably a celebratory glug for afterwards.

Justice
"Heavy Metal"
4 mins 26s
13 Dec 2018
'Heavy Metal' isn't related to Ozzy et al in the slightest. It's more like Toccata and Fugue had a weird threesome with Gesaffelstein and mid-era prog rock, then boasted about it on social media.

PwC
"Trustfall"
50s
13 Dec 2018
A rare outing for the accountancy sector now as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) offer nervy businesses a literal safety net, as we see a businesswoman plummet several storeys before she makes a clean landing. Ironically, this comes as PwC and rival bean-counters reveal there is no such safeguard for sleazeball partners.

Twitter
"Jacqui Oatley"
90s
13 Dec 2018
Sports journalist and broadcaster Jacqui Oatley spearheads this compelling piece for Twitter's #WomenInFootball campaign, as the first female commentator in Match of the Day's history relates her journey to the airwaves. Needless to say, she's had to listen to some dissenting voices along the way - but now she's made the gantry her own.

Audi
"New Santa"
3 mins 50s
13 Dec 2018
Even Father Christmas isn't immune from a mid-life crisis, according to this playful Audi commercial. When the big man spots a slimmer, younger bloke with an RS5 coupé in the driveway, he embarks on a training regime worthy of Rocky Balboa. Unsurprisingly, the man who actually ate all the pies must enlist extra help to achieve his sportscar bod.

Greenpeace
"The Handmade Gift"
87s
12 Dec 2018
This wooly Greenpeace film blends tactile animation and grim topicality as the NGO targets air pollution in urban spaces. When a little girl acknowledges the risk posed to her family (and teddy bear's) health, she decides to combine fashion and function by crafting air masks for her nearest and dearest.

Jorja Smith
"The One"
3 mins 32s
13 Dec 2018
The video for Jorja Smith's mournful new track 'The One' sees her locked in a cycle of passive misery as she vacillates between action and acceptance. Whoever the guy in her life is, he's evidently not emotionally fulfilling - but she'd rather take what crumbs he throw her way than strike out on her own. Come on, girl! Stop moping about in that depressing motel and pull your metaphorical socks up.

Capital One
"Festive Checklist"
30s
13 Dec 2018
'Tis the season to check one's credit score, according to this festive commercial from Capital One. As punters fill their on and offline baskets, the brand recommend their online audit service to avoid any unpleasant surprises… like your dodgy Christmas lights depicting Father Christmas on a, er, comfort break.

House & Garden
"The Cocktail Party"
3 mins 02s
13 Dec 2018
This latest collaboration between LG and House & Garden delves into the nitty-gritty of party hosting, with aesthetes Luke Edward Hall and Duncan Campbell revealing some of their shindig hacks. Arch yet engaging, the duo acknowledge the futility of hosting whilst still revelling in their flash surroundings.

Twitter
"Mollie and Rosie Kmita"
90s
13 Dec 2018
Another timely football documentary from Twitter and directing duo 2Doors as twins Mollie and Rosie Kmita discuss family, football, and kicking down boundaries. While the film largely focuses on West Ham Ladies professional Rosie, both sisters enthral as they describe what it takes to achieve a level playing field.

Roger Vivier
"Duo des Chats"
80s
11 Dec 2018
Catherine Deneuve stars in this off-kilter piece for designer shoe brand Roger Vivier, which casts the French screen siren as mum to a pair of ultra-competitive sisters - both of whom seem intent on scratching one another's eyes out. And the reason for this sibling animosity? A pair of Roger Vivier pumps, of course.

Co-op Supermarkets
"Round for Christmas"
30s
12 Dec 2018
As punters finalise their Christmas viewing plans, the Co-op tackle one of the festive season's most divisive posers: "Is Die Hard a Christmas film?" Whether John McClane's exploits in Nakatomi Plaza count as festive fare is a matter for debate, and this 30" ad should compel viewers to argue their respective cases.

Waitrose
"Charades"
30s
12 Dec 2018
One of two fresh Christmas ads from Waitrose and director James Rouse, this instalment centres on a truncated game of charades. Having drawn ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark', Nigel puts his GCSE drama grade to good use… well, sort of - he's too distracted by the cheese waiting next door to play by traditional rules

HP
"HPE Pointnext"
65s
12 Dec 2018
"Navigating clouds to new frontiers of automation" may not be everyone's idea of a good time, but this fetching Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) ad is worth a watch. As the IT firm wax lyrical about innovation, implementation, and various other -ations, Futurist-inspired animation depicts a figure hurtling towards his ultimate objective.

Nike
"The Force is Female"
90s
12 Dec 2018
Nike tap singer-songwriter Jorja Smith to front their ‘The Force is Female' campaign, which aims to nurture London's next wave of movers and shakers. Director Savannah Setten's accompanying film is shot through a grainy, VHS-style filter, which lends both texture and a guerrilla mentality to proceedings.

Expedia
"Best of Copenhagen"
60s
12 Dec 2018
This leisurely outing from Expedia takes viewers on a whistle-stop tour of Copenhagen, with Danish photographer Astrid Maria Rasmussen as our guide-stroke-narrator. As Rasmussen wanders the capital's curiously empty streets, shots of distinctive architecture and multi-hued skies suggest Copenhagen is worth wrapping one's eyeballs around.

Short Films
"Big Data"
90s
12 Dec 2018
Big data is nothing to be afraid of, according to this perky animation which charts humanity's burgeoning relationship with information. Part history lesson, part info overload, the film strings together caveman drawings, punched cards, and even the human genome to show how mankind has evolved into a race of data wranglers.

Jaguar
"Pampered Pooch"
60s
12 Dec 2018
This amusing Jaguar commercial introduces Max - a dog with a taste for the finer things in life, including napkins, medium-rare steaks, and, er, answering only to the name ‘Maximilian'. While his dogship adopts a regal gait, Max's owner can't explain his Weimaraner's sudden personality change. Turns out the answer is parked outside...

Ariana Grande
"Thank U, Next"
5 mins 24s
12 Dec 2018
It doesn't matter whether Ariane Grande's music is your thing or not - this is one of those tracks that's so lush and sinuous it'll seep its way into your consciousness and feel linked to the festive season forever... in the best way. There's a winning combination of deadpan sass and grace about it, and Hannah Lux Davis's all-star, big production promo has not only captured this but amplified it to the max.

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