See Life From an Aid Worker's P.O.V. in Moving Ad From Save the Children

Gritty Film Leads Global Campaign

Published On
Apr 25, 2016

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Save the Children has kicked off a new global campaign with a gritty TV ad that is shot entirely from the point of view of its aid workers.

Created by Adam&Eve/DDB London and directed by HLA's Simon Ratigan, the spot was filmed in locations including Jordan, Mexico, Bangladesh, Kenya and an emergency treatment center for Ebola in Sierra Leone. The camera follows aid workers, or is shot from their eye view, showing the treacherous journeys they take to reach the children in war-torn countries, the kids they find when they reach them, and the aid they give, from giving them food and water to prosthetic limbs, teaching them and simply showing them kindness and giving hugs.

Tanya Steele, Chief Executive, Save the Children, said in a statement: "By offering a first-person perspective on the work we do, we are putting the viewers in our shoes and demonstrating what life is like for Save the Children staff. We work in the toughest places at the toughest times and we will do whatever it takes to reach the world's most vulnerable children to ensure that millions of the hardest-to-reach children get an equal opportunity to survive and thrive."

The new three-year campaign is being launched with a new Save the Children report, titled "Every Last Child," that warns while progress has been made in reaching the world's poorest children, those from discriminated groups are consistently overlooked, despite being the most at risk.


Apr 25, 2016
Brand :
Save the Children
Client :
Save the Children
Agency :
Adam & Eve/DDB
Deputy Director, Brand Marketing :
Kate Hewitt
Deputy Creative Director :
Jess Crombie
Chief Creative Officer :
Ben Priest
Executive Creative Director :
Ben Tollett
Executive Creative Director :
Richard Brim
Copywriter :
John Long
Art Director :
Matt Gay
Agency Producer :
Matt Craigie
Creative Planner :
Toby Harrison
Managing Director :
Mat Goff
Account Director :
Sam Brown
Account Manager :
Max Sullivan
Designer/Typographer :
King Henry
Media Agency :
The 7stars
Media Planner :
Patricia Stevens
Production Company :
Executive Producer :
Mike Wells
Director :
Simon Ratigan
Cinematographer :
Bob Pendar Hughes
Cinematographer :
Karl Oskarsson
Cinematographer :
Catherine Derry
Editing Company :
The Playroom
Editor :
Adam Spivey
Post Production :
Post Producer :
Vittorio Giannini
Visual Effects Supervisor :
Judy Roberts
Colorist :
Paul Harrison
Audio Post Production :
Factory Studios

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