‘Rising’, the powerful short film for the 2018 Love Has No Labels diversity campaign, has won three awards at the One Club’s annual One Screen short film festival: Best Fiction, Best Production Design, and Best Movie Poster. The original short film for the Ad Council was created by R/GA, produced by Great Guns, and directed by Emmy-winning David Nutter (Game of Thrones).
The short film
portrays a diverse but divided neighbourhood struggling to survive rising floodwaters and bias in the heart of America. Great Guns Director David Nutter collaborated with R/GA’s Eric Jannon and Chris Northam - who created and wrote the original story - to send a powerful message to a divided America.
Great Guns’ executive producer, Thom Fennessey, brought acclaimed still photographer Myriam Santos - who has photographed stars such as David Bowie, George Clooney - to the project to work with David and R/GA to photograph the actors as their characters on set in the flooded landscape to create iconic posters to help promote the film.
One Screen is part of The One Club for Creativity, a global non-profit organisation celebrating creative excellence in advertising and design. Now in its seventh year, One Screen focuses on all forms and aspects of short films and celebrates the best of the film and ad industries. This year, entries were received this year from 45 countries and judged by a 79-person jury of leading film directors, producers, ad agency creatives and heads of production companies.
Great Guns’ executive producer Thom Fennessey, who was in attendance comments: “What a great night. Everyone involved was ecstatically happy with the three wins, especially considering the high quality of work being shown across all categories. This is testament to the incredible team who made ‘Rising’ possible - the great people at Ad Council and R/GA - and the close collaboration.”