Leo Burnett UK
Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:57:39 GMT
Freeview has unveiled its biggest ever advertising campaign to launch connected TV service Freeview Play.
Airing from Friday 2 October, the new TV ad ‘Set Yourself Free’ launched as a premiere ad break during Emmerdale under ITV’s Proud to Present banner and was introduced by the channel’s continuity announcer. The ad is a two minute CGI film which opens in an Orwellian world with an army of TVs brainwashing inhabitants to ‘conform’, ‘upgrade’ and ‘subscribe’.
In this world is the advert’s young Hero TV, at odds with those around him, and a girl with her dog who long for a better way to watch TV. As the Freeview Play Hero TV escapes the dystopian world, the viewer follows his journey until he is united with the girl and dog and opens up a whole new world of free-to-air television to them.
‘Set Yourself Free’ is set to a new version of the iconic ‘I Dreamed A Dream’ from Les Miserables, performed by Sarah Kingsmill and recorded specially for the campaign.
The TV campaign will also include 60 and 40 second versions plus product adverts which explain the features and benefits of Freeview Play. It will also be complemented by in-store, print and outdoor advertising as well as digital and social activation.
Freeview Play launches this month and combines catch-up TV, on-demand services and live television, bringing the ability to watch what you want, when you want, as easily as possible, to the mass market. The service is free from subscription and works with all existing broadband Guy North, Freeview Managing Director, said: “Freeview Play is the biggest development in the brand's history and our new advert perfectly illustrates that with it viewers are now free to choose the TV service that best meets their needs.”
Owen Jenkinson, Freeview Head of Marketing, said: “Set Yourself Free is really an emancipation story. The aim of the advert is to challenge category norms and show that there is a better, savvier way to watch free TV in a visually striking and compelling narrative.”
‘Set Yourself Free’ was created by Leo Burnett London with visual effects by Electric Theatre Collective. Directed by Sam Brown at Rogue and Sam Taylor and Bjorn- Erik Aschim at The Line. MEC is Freeview’s media buying agency.
Agency: Leo Burnett London
Creative Directors: Matt Collier & Wayne Robinson
Copywriters: Phillip Meyler & Darren Keff
Art Directors: Phillip Meyler & Darren Keff
Executive Creative Director: Justin Tindall
Agency Executive Producer: Becks O’Sullivan
Client Service Director: Darren Thomas
Board Account Director: Kate Nicoli
Senior Account Manager: Ali Wilde
Senior Planner: Max Keane
Production Company: Rogue & Electric Theatre Collective
Directors: Sam Brown at Rogue. Sam Taylor and Bjorn- Erik Aschim at The Line.
Producers: Kate Hitchings at Rogue & Serena Noorani at Electric Theatre Collective
Bjorn Erik-Aschim, Sam Taylor, Manddy Wyckens, Kristian Antonelli, Sébastien Iglesias, Neil Ross, Wesley Louis, Jonathan Djob Nkondo, James Hatley, Tom Flavelle, Fréderik Storm, Mike Shorten
Reference: Max Taylor, George Wheeler
Animatic: Adam Jeffcoat
Post Production (Electric Theatre Collective)
Producer: Serena Noorani & Sian
2D Leads: Taran Spear & James
Flame Assist: Ant Walsham, Paul Wilmot, Andrew Steward
Nuke: Bernardo Varela, Sherin Mahboob, Alex Grey, Alex Prod’Homme, Marco Baratto, Marko Perendija, Pat Wong, Chris Fraser
Sergio Morales Paz
Max Van der Merwe
Scott Beharrell Bono
Eduardo Castells Mateo
Tim Mccourt, Sam Taylor, Denis Bodart, Bjorn Erik-Aschim
Music Production Company: Jeff Wayne Music Group
Arranger/Conductor/Producer: John Altman
Singer: Sarah Kingsmill
Licence negotiation and clearance: Jeff Wayne Music Groupview more - Creative
Genres: Visual VFX, Storytelling
Categories: Media and Entertainment, TV and RadioLeo Burnett UK, Mon, 05 Oct 2015 09:57:39 GMT