Flying High, Longlist - Commercial, Planet Positive

IPC, #WeThe15 (Director's Cut)

Sam Pilling

Pulse Films

Shining a light on the world’s largest marginalised group, #wethe15 brings together the largest coalition of organisations behind this cause. Launching live in front of 250 million people at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics Opening Ceremony, Paralympians will sport the campaign’s symbol as temporary tattoos. The aim, to bring the 15% (that’s 1.2 billion people!) that live with disability to the forefront of the inclusivity agenda. Directed by Sam Pilling and created by Adam&eveDDB for the International Paralympics Committee, the campaign sets out to shift the narrative around people with disabilities away from one in which they are either stereotyped as objects of pity, or put on a pedestal in order to emphasise that disability is not an “other” - it is humanity.

Combining an inherent love of cinema and a methodological mind for craft, Sam Pilling has become an award winning director working across commercials and music videos, collaborating with artists like The Weeknd, J.Cole, Major Lazer and DJ Shadow (most notably his iconic music video “Nobody Speak” featuring Run The Jewels). No matter who he collaborates with, his videos are highly stylised set pieces based on wildly original concepts. Sam’s branded work includes commercials for AUDI, IKEA, Lloyd’s Bank and KFC and he has won awards at Cannes Lions, D&AD, British Arrows and the UK MVA’s.