Tool of North America Director Harry Cocciolo just completed work on a hilariously irreverent spot promoting Oxfam America via 15 Ideas Chicago.
The :30 features a prim woman, who begins the spot seated on a beautiful living room sofa with her daughter, expressing her earnest shock upon having discovered that she could fight hunger and poverty simply by "giving a $%@#." She ventures out into the community, encouraging dignified and shocked passersby to join her in giving a $%@# as she picks up her dry cleaning, pushes a child on a swing, and rides through a residential neighborhood in an ice cream truck.
The synthesis of the imagery of everyday chores with the brazen and incongruous narrative results in an unforgettable, attention-grabbing message that concludes with an appeal to visit OxfamGifts.com and buy gifts that contribute to Oxfam America's efforts to fight poverty.
Spots Title: Give A $%@#
Air Date: November 2009
Agency: 15 Ideas, Chicago
Copywriter: Kevin Lynch
Art Director: Diana Morison
Producer: Liz Zorek
Prod Company: Tool of North America
Director: Harry Cocciolo
DP: Tami Reiker
EP(s): Brian Latt, Jennifer Siegel, Dustin Callif
Line Producer: Lauren Bayer
Production Design: Joaquin Grey
Editorial: The Whitehouse, LA
Editor: Kevin Zimmerman
Producer: Justin Kumpata
Shoot Location: Los Angeles, CA