Expo2020 Dubai: HUMANS ARE AMAZINGWork
Expo2020 Dubai: HUMANS ARE AMAZING
After Dubai won the bid to host the Expo in 2020, it became clear that the biggest challenge (besides getting the site ready, of course) was overcoming the global perception that expos were just trade shows. So we came up with the plan to reposition the Expo as an important milestone in the story of human civilization. The first film was rather self congratulatory, with its theme of 'what a marvelous species we are!' After this hearty pat on the back, we followed up with a film about being on the spot to witness the latest breakthroughs in human achievement.
Both films below were the leading edge of global campaigns, and were trans-created in 14 languages, with tons of supporting content on social. It was all going well until a virus took everything down in 2020. But hang on, it's not over yet. Next episode: our species prevails again.
WE'RE NOT DONE: Year: 2019 / Agency: Ogilvy Dubai / CCO: Juggi Ramakrishnan / CD: Youssef Gadallah / Writers: Ravi Eshwar, Juggi Ramakrishnan / Arabic Writers: Maya ElKai, Rana Khairy, Youssef Gadallah / Art Directors: Irfan Ghani, Andre Souza, Tariq Hussein, Shamim Ansari, Youssef Gadallah / Producers: Andreea Mititiuc, Luke Morris / Director: David Holm / Production Company: Joy Films Dubai / EP: Ali Azarmi / Soundtrack Composer: Phillip Sheppard / VO Artist: Jaysus Zain / Audio Post-production: Mango Jam Dubai / Client Service: Hadi Ballout, Amy El Askary, Maryam Habib
YOU WEREN'T THERE: Year: 2019 / Agency: Ogilvy Dubai/ CCO: Juggi Ramakrishnan / CD: Youssef Gadallah / Writers: Ravi Eshwar, Juggi Ramakrishnan / Arabic Writers: Maya ElKai, Youssef Gadallah / Art Directors: Andre Souza, Youssef Gadallah / Producer: Andreea Mititiuc, Anju Purushot / Director: James F. Coton / Production Company: Joy Films Dubai / EP: Ali Azarmi / Soundtrack Composer: Carlos Estella / VO Artist: Will IAM / Audio Post-production: Mango Jam Dubai / Client Service: Hadi Ballout