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9 March 2020

Humans, Being

by Syd Briscoe


Department of Health & Social Care: “Our NHS People” - 60s

The unsung heroes who keep the NHS running through thick and thin are celebrated in this touching ad from the Department of Health & Social Care. From providing life-saving critical care at the scene of an accident to making the time to chat about a patient's worries, this film covers a wide range of positions and services in a respectful 60".

Director Tom Tagholm strikes an astute balance here, mixing poignancy with brevity to underline the sheer scope of what healthcare staff are up against in a truly national health service. Given current public panic around COVID-19, it's a worthwhile reminder that the system runs on a very human engine. We can only hope enough is done to keep it running.


Creative Agency: MullenLowe Ⓟ Ⓦ
ECD: Mark Elwood
Creative Director: Hugh Todd / Lovisa Silburn
Agency Producer: Vanessa Hunt / Alex Pemberton / Trudy Waldron
Film Production: Park Pictures Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Tom Tagholm Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Fran Thompson
Production M'ger: Alex Yiaxis / Mercedes Crescenti
Production Ass'nt: Sophie Johns / Max Harrison
Executive Producer: Stephen Brierley
Cinematographer: Luke Jacobs
Production Designer: Simon Davis
Editor: Tim Hardy Ⓦ / Jack Singer Ⓦ @ Stitch Ⓟ Ⓦ
Offline Producer: Angela Hart
VFX: Guillaume Weiss
Sound Designer: Ben Gulvin Ⓦ @ 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ

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