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14 March 2019

Hostile Work Environment

by Syd Briscoe

MyGreenPod: “Octopus” - 80s

This collaboration between MyGreenPod and Octopus Energy offers a cautionary tale on what can happen if creative conflicts aren't solved before a shoot begins. The lead actor is under the impression he's shooting a commercial of immense gravitas, delivering a lofty environmental poem to camera - at least, until his multi-limbed co-star appears.

Shot in a single take, the ad grows into a drily amusing double-header as the interloping mollusc continues its leisurely performance while actor Jamie refuses to be reasoned with. It's also an entertaining plug for the two eco-friendly brands, and one that with deadpan laughs to spare.

Cinematographer: Gary Osborne
Editor: James McLean Ⓦ @ Gorilla Editors Ⓟ Ⓦ

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