Australian Childhood Foundation's "Superhero"
A man and a boy--the latter asleep in his bedroom--seem destined to come together in this tale that unfolds in a most unsettling manner. The adult is making his way down a hall as we see the boy stir from his slumber. You can sense the youngster's trepidation as he anticipates the man approaching the room. The door opens slightly--but no further despite the man's efforts. The camera reveals that the boy has a finger pressed against the door, stopping the man from gaining entry. A super reads, "Unfortunately abused children don't have super powers."
Agency: Clemenger BBDO Emma Hills, creative director/copywriter; Cameron Hoelter, art director; Sevda Cemo, producer.
Production Company: Exit Films Mark Molloy, director (repped stateside by Furlined, Santa Monica); Wilf Sweetland, producer; Robert Humphreys, DP. Editorial: Tide, Sydney Rohan Zerna, editor