Samsung makes a hilarious musical out of 'first world problems' in this Galaxy Note spot

Ad from Israel puts smartphone panic into perspective

Published On
Sep 20, 2018

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Samsung is promoting the "all day" battery life of its Galaxy Note 9 in a spot from Israel that turns smartphone-induced "first world problems" into a musical. 

As a guy races through his office panicking over a charger "crisis," a white-clad piano player bursts into musical-style song about what constitutes a real "crisis." Is it missing the plane to your wedding, being in search of water in a desert, or the Nasdaq crashing? Or is it your phone running out of charge or not being able to download a file? It's cheesy, but it's memorable and made us laugh. 

The ad was produced by Omri Paz Productions (Israel) and co-produced by Great Guns. Director Tal Zagreba comments: “Hollywood’s Golden Age musicals were an important point of inspiration for the commercial. We wanted to tip our hats towards the glitzy, warm, theatrical style but put a modern, humorous twist on it. Part of the approach by the DOP, Roman Linetsky, and I was to shoot with minimal cuts, applying one long camera move to each scene. We tried to give each set a universal aesthetic and appeal as it’s an emotion most of us have felt about our phones at some point--in Israel and beyond!”


Sep 20, 2018
Director :
Tal Zagreba
Starring :
Shlomi Shaban
Starring :
Gal Friedman
Starring :
Hila Ofer
Production Company :
Omri Paz Productions
Producer :
Elinor Almagor
Producer :
Ophir Sorriso Tal
Production Company :
Great Guns
Director of Photography :
Roman Linetsky
Art Director :
Netta Dror
Styling :
Noa Nozik
Choreography :
Yuval Gonen
Grip :
Golan Kwiat
Editor :
Shahar Beeri
Post Production :
Vadim Bar Zakharin
Post Production :
Omer Ariely
Post Production :
Tal Porat
Post Production :
Amir Steiner
Post Production :
Gal Primack Najari
Musical Production :
Knob Music Studio
Sound Design :
Sidney T. Stakkato
Chief Creative Officer :
Ami Alush
Chief Account Officer :
Idit Zukerman
Chief Strategy Officer :
Shai Nissenboim
Strategic Planner :
Liz Stull
Art Director :
Meital Miller
Copywriter :
Oren Ben Naim
Copywriter :
Elad Gaizler
Copywriter :
Tal Menkes
Agency Producer :
Menny Zarhia
Account Supervisor :
Sapir Aharoni
Account Executive :
Nofar Zinger
Social Account Manager :
Lio Schafferman
Traffic Manager :
Maya Varochik
Marcom Director :
Eva Hasson
Graphic Designer :
Oren Bar

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