Ogilvy Italy marks one year of conflict in Ukraine with this cinematic ad
The ad is for the humanitarian aid organization Emergency and questions the kind of peace that people long for.
‘A Day of Peace’ follows a man who is the sole survivor of an apparent nuclear conflict. As he walks a lonely road, trying to find other humans, viewers take in the dire situation he finds himself in. Scavenging derelict buildings, the protagonist has to find food and shelter to survive, until the sun sets in preparation for another day of solitude.
Music for the film was written and composed by Enzo Casucci, with lyrics a collaborative effort between the musician and Ogilvy Italy's executive creative director Lavinia Francia.
“Men must eliminate war from history, or war will eliminate men from history,” said Emergency’s founder Gino Strada. “With this film, Emergency and Ogilvy want to remind us that in order to avoid this kind of peace, the only way is to abolish war, once and for all.”
The campaign comes exactly one year since Russia Invaded Ukraine, leaving thousands dead and millions displaced.
“We believe in the power of creativity making an impact on people’s lives,” added Giuseppe Mastromatteo, president and chief creative officer at Ogilvy Italy.
“It is a great pleasure for us to help Emergency pursue such a great ideal that unites us all. This collaboration has been giving birth to many projects that made us proud, allowed us to experiment with different languages and stories, and this time we’re happy to release this short film for a great cause.”
Creative agency: Ogilvy Italy
President and chief creative officer: Giuseppe Mastromatteo
Executive creative directors: Lavinia Francia, Francesco Basile
Client creative directors: Alberto Crignola, Nicolò Mondonico
Head of strategy: Luca Tapognani
Senior strategist: Silvia Tasso
Account supervisor: Consuelo Dionigi
Head of TV production: Sanam Bartoletti
Senior producer: Lorenzo Alaimo, Giulia Cattani
Head of social: Carola Bracci
Senior social media manager: Rodolfo Lombardi
Social media manager: Melanie Gemelli
Head of PR: Anna Esposito
Pr supervisor: Emanuele Palmieri
Production company: The Family
Executive producer: Lorenzo Ulivieri
Producer: Danielle Joujou
Regia: Igor Borghi
Director of photography: Emanuele Zarlenga
Production manager: Federico Luiselli
Montatore: Lorenzo Colugnati
Color: Giorgia Meacci
Post video: Band
Sound design e mix: D2D
Music: Enzo Casucci
Location manager: Alessandro Tesei
Scenografo: Mattia Federici
Stylist: Valentina Mezzani
Post producer: Barbara Calicchio
Leading actor: Angelo Spagnoletti
Photography: Ruggero Rosfer