Achieving multiple objectives via compelling story.
With the StandProud project, our challenge was to create a video that
outlines the program basics
broke stigma associated with disability
engaged a global audience, and
highlighted volunteer connection to the cause.
To achieve these objectives, we built a story around Landry, whose determination to play football (soccer) motivates his very first steps.
Through his story, the viewer is introduced to StandProud's key programs: mobility devices, confidence building activities, education, rehabilitation homes and an extended sense of family.
Stylistically similar to sports ads, the football matches emphasize players' agility and strength, helping to dispel stereotype and stigma.
Looking to position the film for a global audience, football also holds a uniquely ubiquitous appeal. Additionally, the story moves forward through music rather than dialogue, thus removing language as a barrier to viewer connection.
The ultimate connection, though, is revealed in the end: most of StandProud's volunteer craftsmen experience lower-limb mobility issues themselves.
International response and earned media.
Un Architecte, released in the online magazine Bittersweet Monthly (Nov 2015), has since garnered earned media and industry accolades including:
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Vimeo Staff Pick // 63K+ views and 1.8k+ likes
ONE shared the film via their social accounts @onecampaign
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