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14 January 2019

No Words

by Syd Briscoe


Truth Project: “Speech Bubbles” - 60s

The Truth Project have released this hard-hitting ad about speaking out against sexual abuse. Set up in response to the Government Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA), the organisation attempts to break the culture of silence around historic abuse, creating an environment where survivors can speak up and be heard.

MullenLowe's accompanying film carries a potent sense of foreboding, as it flits between scenes with one one common thread: blank speech bubbles above characters' heads. This effect was achieved in-camera by director Chris Palmer, and as a result the balloons move as they catch the wind.

It's a striking effect, and one which makes the organisation's message extremely clear - anyone could have such a past looming over them, and they all deserve to be listened to and believed.


Film Production: Gorgeous Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Chris Palmer Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Rupert Smythe
Production M'ger: Cat Irving
Cinematographer: Daniel Landin
Editor: Jonnie Scarlett Ⓦ @ The Quarry Ⓟ Ⓦ
Offline Producer: Tor Adams
VFX Shoot S'visor: Tom Sparks
Colourist: Seamus O'Kane @ The Mill Ⓟ Ⓦ
Sound Designer: Parv Thind @ Wave Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music Supervision: theodore Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music Licensing: theodore Ⓟ Ⓦ

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