THUMBSTOPPERS

Short List
TitleTHUMBSTOPPERS
BrandFACEBOOK
Product / ServiceFACEBOOK FOR BUSINESS
CategoryC02. Micro-film
EntrantWUNDERMAN THOMPSON Gurgaon, INDIA
Idea Creation WUNDERMAN THOMPSON Gurgaon, INDIA
Production NIRVANA FILMS Bangalore, INDIA

Credits

Name Company Position
Senthil Kumar Wunderman Thompson Chief Creative Officer
Sambit Mohanty Wunderman Thompson National Creative Director
Siddharth Prasad Wunderman Thompson Executive Creative Director
Shibnath Sen Wunderman Thompson Senior Creative Director
Nuzhat Enayath Wunderman Thompson Copywriter
Yashaswini Singh Wunderman Thompson Copywriter
Samriddhi Shah Wunderman Thompson Copywriter
Swasti Ray Wunderman Thompson Senior Creative Director
Mandeep Singh Wunderman Thompson ECD - A/V Services

Write a short summary of what happens in the film

Thumbstopper films demonstrate that an engaging story can be told in just 10 seconds. 'Short stories move hearts'. In the first film, a man standing in the aisle of a bus tries to peep down a woman's blouse. A young man, realising what's going on, pulls down his own shirt and offers his hairy chest to the other guy to look at. The ogler feels ashamed at having been caught and moves away. All this happens without the girl getting to know anything. Super: 'Not all protests are loud.' In the second film, a rich man makes a nuisance of himself by urinating against a public wall. A dog walks into frame and urinates on his expensive SUV. Super: 'Dogs don't have a choice. You do.' In the third film, a guy donates blood. After a time lapse we see him as the patient who needs a transfusion.

Cultural / Context information for the jury

'Eve teasing' is a problem often faced by women traveling on public transport in India. They may find some strange man staring at them, even though they are modestly dressed. The ogler gets away with the behaviour because bystanders don't protest. Urinating in public places is a smelly nuisance, and even educated, well-off males think nothing of relieving themselves wherever they are.

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