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20 October 2021

Bubble Burst

by Syd Briscoe

Brain Foundation: “Your Brain is Precious” - 35s

The fragility and fantastic possibilities of the brain are explored in this polished commercial for Netherlands-based charity Brain Foundation. The film uses a split-screen technique to good effect, as the tops of people's heads are replaced with various spherical images - the sun, a disco ball, and, most notably, a bubble which pops unexpectedly.

It's an effective visual metaphor for the sorts of cerebral crises which can strike without warning, and reminds viewers that awareness of such possibilities is vital. Director Wouter Stoter strikes a poignant tone without being alarmist here, celebrating the good alongside acknowledging the potential devastation that could occur.

Director: Wouter Stoter Ⓟ Ⓦ (Snapper Ⓟ Ⓦ)
Cinematographer: Jurgen Lisse Ⓦ (Vision Ⓟ Ⓦ)

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