Rupert Smythe
Executive Producer at Gorgeous Enterprises
London, United Kingdom
TitleTeenage Road Safety 'Camera Phone'
Campaign Teenage Road Safety 'Camera Phone'
Advertiser Department for Transport
Brand THINK! Road Safety
Date of First Broadcast/Publication
Product Road Safety
Business Sector Road Safety
Tagline 55 teenagers a week wish they'd given the road their full attention
Story A trigger for teenagers to think twice before crossing the road.....

The advert, filmed entirely on a camera phone, features a group of friends walking home together. Like typical teenagers they are chatting, laughing and messing about. Distracted, they fail to see a car approaching as they cross the road and one of them is knocked down. The advert closes with the screams of friends running to the scene of the accident - the strapline: '55 teenagers a week wish they'd given the roads their full attention.
Philosophy UK teenagers are obsessed with their mobile phones so we shot a cautionary road safety film entirely on a camera phone.

This film was seeded on the internet, without branding, for one week before a fully branded version launched on TV and cinema. Teenagers thought the viral clip was real and sent it on to their friends.

The clip was also sent directly to teenagers on their mobile phone, they passed the clip on their friends, sending it from phone to phone, virally.

Traffic is the biggest single cause of accidental death for teenagers in the UK.


To get teenagers to pay more attention when crossing the road.
Result 150 000 hits in the first week the film was online - Invaluable teenager to teenagers credibility.
Research showed that 9 ou 10 teenagers who saw the film said they would pay more attention when crossing the road.
Media Type Television & Cinema
Market United Kingdom
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