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Short Films
"The Inflamed Mind"
1 min 35s
26 Apr 2018
Nexus Studios have released this informative film to accompany the release of Professor Edward Bullmore's book 'The Inflamed Mind'. The book examines the relationship between the immune system and brain, and suggests depression and bodily inflammation may be linked. The film has a lovely hand-drawn feel, with a subtle, quirky sense of humour.

Janelle MonŠe
"I Like That"
3 mins 34s
26 Apr 2018
What's better than Janelle Monae? Several Janelle Monaes, of course. Director Lacey Duke gives the people what they want in this uber-stylish promo for the creative powerhouse's latest track 'I Like That'. The song sees Monae embracing her individuality and blocking out the haters, while the visual set-pieces include a giant empty theatre, bath of milk, and some exotic birds.

McDonald's
"Robot"
53s
26 Apr 2018
A family of bleary-eyed robots star in this lovely Portuguese ad for McDonald's. The production design is pleasantly quirky, as the sleepy electronic family goes through the same morning routine day after day... until they decide to, ahem, liven things up with breakfast from the advertised chain. Eye-catching work... even if the pancake at the end is a little underwhelming.

Audi
"Driver"
60s
26 Apr 2018
Audi pump the brakes on driverless cars in this commercial set in the near future. Weary of life in the passenger seat, David regales his AI assistant - Clara - with his motoring history. The cars and company may change, but there's one common thread: he was behind the wheel. Despite his chauffeur-bot's best efforts, David can't resist the real thing.

Boots No 7
"Antonia Steyn"
20s
25 Apr 2018
Boots No 7 follow up their gravity-defying 'The Wave' ad with this short coda starring surfer Lisa Andersen and photographer Antonia Steyn. While Andersen poses for her close-up, the VO reveals that a "line correcting serum" is available to ensure we don't look too wrinkly once we're out of the water.

Three
"Puggerfly"
30s
26 Apr 2018
Three's animal experiments have produced everything from moonwalking ponies to sloth-dolphins... and they've only just got started. The mobile network's latest CG hybrid is a Ďpuggerfly' - that's a pug spliced with a butterfly, of course. To mark the brand's latest data splurge, customers can adopt their own airborne pooch via Snapchat.

Matoma
"Lonely (ft. Max)"
3 mins 03s
25 Apr 2018
This nimble Matoma promo sees a clubber find his perfect dance partner amidst a neon haze. Whether she's real or not is another matter, but this late night encounter puts everyone else on the dancefloor to shame. Sultry and supple, the rapport shared by the two protagonists keeps viewers entranced as the tropical track ebbs and flows.

Lidl
"Look Who's Talking"
30s
25 Apr 2018
Lidl have released this charming ad for their Lupilu range of baby products. The film sees a series of babies giving rather grown up assessments of the world around them, ruminating on lie-ins, gourmet vegetable mush, and having their attempts at mischief thwarted by a swiftly applied baby wipe. The babies' natural charm and the exaggerated voiceovers combine well.

HP
"Privacy Camera"
30s
26 Apr 2018
Some things weren't meant to captured via webcam, like scolding one's mouth on a cuppa or accidentally covering your gnashers with ink. This 30" commercial depicts these and other embarrassing mishaps which should be kept offline. With this in mind, HP have installed a sliding privacy bar on their latest EliteBook model.

Maltesers
"Emma and Emily"
30s
26 Apr 2018
Maltesers have released a sweet series of films in conjunction with First Dates, each featuring a couple describing - you guessed it - their first date. First up are Emma and Emily, who relate a farcical duck feeding date which took a turn for the slapstick once ornithophobia took hold. Funny, relatable stuff which continues the brand's campaign for diversity.

Lenor Unstoppables
"Stairlift"
30s
25 Apr 2018
Tituss Burgess of 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' fame continues to promote Procter and Gamble's Unstoppables range. The man with the golden stairlift introduces their new plug-in air freshener, defying physics to show how far the scent spreads. His companion's delayed reactions suggest the aroma has a potent effect.

Soft & Gentle
"Works for You"
30s
25 Apr 2018
Mild peril abounds in this Soft & Gentle commercial promoting their aluminium-free products. The brand say punters know how their bodies react to awkward situations, like managing the coffee run or, er, waiting for your son to give you a hug. Luckily, their range of antiperspirants and deodorants keep damp pits to a minimum.

Leon Bridges
"Beyond"
4 mins
25 Apr 2018
This stylish promo for soulful up-and-comer Leon Bridges has a beautiful simplicity. Directed by Henry Busby, the intimately shot work relies on lighting design to make Bridges stand out from his dark surroundings. It's an effective approach, making for engrossing viewing as red, green, and blue washes of colour flicker across Bridges' performance.

Visa
"Team China"
63s
25 Apr 2018
Just when you thought you'd seen the last of the Winter Olympics, here comes this excellent film focusing on the Chinese team's efforts in Pyeongchang. An intense montage focuses on hard work, while the narrator informs us that talent alone is not enough for sporting success. The line "nobody gets on a stage because they want to" is particularly striking.

Oakley
"It's OK"
2 mins 16s
25 Apr 2018
Sports gear retailers Oakley take a fresh approach to showing off their wares with this skilfully pitched ode to obsession. Far from seeing neglecting the rest of your life in favour of sporting hobbies as a bad thing, the brand tell us "it's OK" to put play first. The montage of kinetic action features an effective mix of humour and serious moments.

Land Rover
"Siya Kolisi"
60s
25 Apr 2018
South African rugby player Siya Kolisi knows the power of strength in numbers. At one point in this thoughtful Land Rover ad, he says: "If you're going forward, try and pull as many people as you can with you"- and while the flanker has enjoyed both club and international success, Kolisi has never forgotten his roots.

iZettle
"Run Faster"
62s
25 Apr 2018
Hot dogs and sausage dogs abound in these iZettle ads from Elliot Dear and BlinkInk. Whether it's card payments, food orders, or stock checks, the Swedish tech outfit claim they can help businesses flow smoothly. Even if your e-commerce needs are negligible, Dear's bright animations still offer good entertainment value.

Financial Conduct Authority
"Lasers"
45s
25 Apr 2018
Arnie continues his trip through time in another quirky ad for the Financial Conduct Authority. This time he's zapping back to the Nineties, where a family are too busy raving to pay attention to the PPI on their new mortgage. The campaign seems to be hitting its stride now, with both design work and absurd humour settling into a nice groove.

Fox Sports Network
"Tyson Frizell"
60s
25 Apr 2018
Rugby league back-row Tyson Frizell pays tribute to his hometown in this Fox Sports promo. Set to a melancholy score, the ad sees Frizell pound the streets of Wollongong - a place where steelworks loom over suburbia. The premise evokes this recent ode to Port Talbot, with both locations shaping the character of their inhabitants.

Velux Roof Windows
"Indoor Generation"
30s
24 Apr 2018
This gloomy Velux commercial targets the "indoor generation" - namely those who prefer their curtains drawn and their lights fluorescent. Keen to show customers the light, the advertised window maker claims their range can improve domestic well-being. While we're all for punters catching some indoor rays, the grave VO is a bit much.

Scotrail
"Doing Our Best"
60s
24 Apr 2018
Following a slew of bad publicity, Scotrail have released this attempt at damage control. Placing their human side front and centre is a good call, reminding frustrated commuters that the face of the company is still a person, but the line "customers don't realise how complicated it is to keep the network running" feels a little passive aggressive.

L'Oreal Elvive
"Long Hair Goals"
20s
20 Apr 2018
L'Oreal Elvive attempt to get down with the kids by suggesting their products create locks which are "long hair goals". There's just enough hip slang peppered throughout this ad to let you know somebody spent time looking up what yoof lingo is like these days - because long hair do care, squad. Stick that on your IG and hashtag it.

Calgon
"Breakdown"
20s
24 Apr 2018
If anyone finds the dub for this imported Calgon ad, please forward it to DAVID's Lost Property department. We'll make sure it's returned to its rightful owner. Not that proper lip syncing would do much to improve this 20" effort - one which flits from a domestic non-cliffhanger to a grim laboratory brimming with beakers and white coats.

Sky Sports
"Fight Night"
30s
24 Apr 2018
These punchy opening titles for Sky Sports Fight Night take viewers from backstage to the ring in 30". Compared to the amount of time some boxers take to reach the squared circle, that's pretty good value, and the broadcaster provides a worthy prelude to the main event. Should ensure boxing fans are sufficiently primed for the in-ring action proper.

Indie
"Be Indie"
2 mins 24s
24 Apr 2018
This brilliantly bonkers film from South African life insurance provider Indie is extremely watchable... although we haven't the foggiest what it's got to do with insurance. The diverse cast and unusual shots of urban corners are intriguing, with skittering animated flares adding visual interest to proceedings.

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