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Department for Education
'Benjamin Goodwin'
15 January 2024 40s
Every day's a school day.
by Andrew MacGregor

David Jonsson ('Industry', 'Rye Lane', 'Murder is Easy') may voice this Department for Education spot, but the real star is Benjamin Goodwin, a real-life maths teacher who goes back to where it all began: stood in front of a class of pupils who are all so pleased to be there. There are tough crowds and tough crowds—this is the latter.

The man's got some moves though, both in and out of the classroom. Goodwin uses the probability of alien life as a topic, coaches the football team, and is brave enough to play table tennis in front of a crowd. He's beaten by a forehand drive that will go down in playground folklore.

There are also quiet moments when he learns what makes pupils tick—as a result, teachers like him learn even more about themselves. Goodwin reckons the job has helped him grow as a professional and as a person, but the Department for Education need far more people to follow in his footsteps in 2024.

Product Category: Government Departments

Territory: UK


agency
Havas London
CD: Lex Down (Grey London) / Jamie Starbuck
Creative: Joe Roberts / Doug Redfern
Snr Producer: Natasha Bloom
production
Pulse Films
Director: Bassam Tariq
Producer: Connor Hollman
EP: Chris Harrison
DOP: Arseni Khachaturan
editing
The Quarry
Editor: Adam Biskupski
vfx
No.8
VFX: Glen Percival
color
No.8
Colourist: Alex Gregory
sound
No.8
Sound: Sam Robson
Voice: David Jonsson

  Department for Education - 'Benjamin Goodwin'


Department for Education
'Benjamin Goodwin'
15 January 2024 40s

Every day's a school day.

David Jonsson ('Industry', 'Rye Lane', 'Murder is Easy') may voice this Department for Education spot, but the real star is Benjamin Goodwin, a real-life maths teacher who goes back to where it all began: stood in front of a class of pupils who are all so pleased to be there. There are tough crowds and tough crowds—this is the latter.

The man's got some moves though, both in and out of the classroom. Goodwin uses the probability of alien life as a topic, coaches the football team, and is brave enough to play table tennis in front of a crowd. He's beaten by a forehand drive that will go down in playground folklore.

There are also quiet moments when he learns what makes pupils tick—as a result, teachers like him learn even more about themselves. Goodwin reckons the job has helped him grow as a professional and as a person, but the Department for Education need far more people to follow in his footsteps in 2024.

Product Category: Government Departments

Territory: UK


agency
Havas London
CD: Lex Down (Grey London) / Jamie Starbuck
Creative: Joe Roberts / Doug Redfern
Snr Producer: Natasha Bloom
production
Pulse Films
Director: Bassam Tariq
Producer: Connor Hollman
EP: Chris Harrison
DOP: Arseni Khachaturan
editing
The Quarry
Editor: Adam Biskupski
vfx
No.8
VFX: Glen Percival
color
No.8
Colourist: Alex Gregory
sound
No.8
Sound: Sam Robson
Voice: David Jonsson

Department for Education 15 January 2024
'Benjamin Goodwin' 40s

Every day's a school day.

by Andrew MacGregor

David Jonsson ('Industry', 'Rye Lane', 'Murder is Easy') may voice this Department for Education spot, but the real star is Benjamin Goodwin, a real-life maths teacher who goes back to where it all began: stood in front of a class of pupils who are all so pleased to be there. There are tough crowds and tough crowds—this is the latter.

The man's got some moves though, both in and out of the classroom. Goodwin uses the probability of alien life as a topic, coaches the football team, and is brave enough to play table tennis in front of a crowd. He's beaten by a forehand drive that will go down in playground folklore.

There are also quiet moments when he learns what makes pupils tick—as a result, teachers like him learn even more about themselves. Goodwin reckons the job has helped him grow as a professional and as a person, but the Department for Education need far more people to follow in his footsteps in 2024.

Product Category: Government Departments

Territory: UK


agency
Havas London
CD: Lex Down (Grey London) / Jamie Starbuck
Creative: Joe Roberts / Doug Redfern
Snr Producer: Natasha Bloom
production
Pulse Films
Director: Bassam Tariq
Producer: Connor Hollman
EP: Chris Harrison
DOP: Arseni Khachaturan
editing
The Quarry
Editor: Adam Biskupski
vfx
No.8
VFX: Glen Percival
color
No.8
Colourist: Alex Gregory
sound
No.8
Sound: Sam Robson
Voice: David Jonsson