An adorable alien learns how to gab with humans in Babbel's delightful spot

David Shane lends gentle humor to W&K London's film for the language app

Published On
Apr 09, 2018

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Language app Babbel humorously illustrates the benefit of communication in a delightful new film directed by comedy pro David Shane.

To show just how difficult it can be when you don't speak the language, the ad, by Wieden & Kennedy London, revolves around an alien abroad whose adorable personality is at odds with his Dr. Who-style prosthetics. No one understands his alien utterings as he tries to do something as simple as ask for his hotel room key or order a doughnut. But then, he sees an ad for Babbel, and it all changes--before long he's practicing asking for a cheese sandwich on the bus and engaging in banter with everyone he meets.

It's all documented with gentle humor and the kind of witty touches you'd expect from O Positive's Shane (who previously directed other funny creatures for Spectrum, as well as the award-winning 2015 CurrysPCWorld campaign with Jeff Goldblum).

The ad is running in the U.K., France, Germany, Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Sweden, Australia, Portugal, Italy and Switzerland.

Credits

Date
Apr 09, 2018
Brand:
Babbel
Client:
Babbel
Creative Director:
Hollie Walker
Creative Director:
Kit Dayaram
Creative:
Adam Newby
Creative:
Will Wells
Creative:
Tom Hall
Executive Creative Director:
Tony Davidson
Executive Creative Director:
Iain Tait
Account Director:
Sophy Woltman
Account Manager:
Sam Hunton
Planning Director:
Andy Wright
Creative Planner:
Rachel Hamburger
TV Producer:
Richard Adkins
Production Company:
O Positive
Director:
David Shane
Executive Producer:
Nell Jordan
Line Producer:
Nell Jordan
Director, Photography:
Tim Maurice-Jones
Editorial Company:
The Quarry
Editor:
Paul Watts
Visual Effects Company:
Time Based Arts
Visual Effects Supervisor:
Luke Todd
Visual Effects Producer:
Chris Aliano
Music Company:
Mr Pape
Sound Company:
Wave Studios
Sound Designer:
Jack Sedgwick
Sound Designer:
Aaron Reynolds
Sound Producer:
Ben Tomlin
International Versioning:
Jam Worldwide
Agency:
Wieden & Kennedy-London

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