DAVID reviews

4 January 2018

Tell-tale signs.

by Andrew MacGregor


Public Health: “Someone Like You” - 60s

Public Health England harness the visual power of emojis in this otherwise sombre film. Obscured by a variety of cartoonish faces and symbols, the young cast each reveal how "one stupid mistake" led to them contracting sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Despite the irreverent imagery, their remorse is unmistakable.

Love them or loathe them, you can't deny emojis' cultural sway. Marrying them with talk of STIs and tarnished futures is bold, but well-handled throughout this two-minute film. A cautionary tale which should draw the target audience's eye, too.


Creative Agency: H & O Ⓦ
Creative: Keeley Ashdown / Katie Prendergast
TV Producer: Sarah Hall
Film Production: Bare Films Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: James Lawes
Producer: Kelly Doyle
Production M'ger: Hattie Masterson
Cinematograper: Malte Rosenfeld Ⓦ (Vision Ⓦ)

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