The world's first microplastic test.
As microplastic reaches the earth’s remotest places, many are worried about the volume entering our bodies. So to give people the facts, and highlight Merck’s microplastic-free alternatives for the cosmetic and personal care industry, we created the world’s first microplastic test...
Challenge & Brief
Despite partial bans and tighter regulations, the cosmetic and personal care industry is still a major contributor of microplastic to the environment. Our brief was to highlight the many different ecosystems and lifeforms affected by the spread of microplastic, and invite global business audiences to discover Merck's microplastic-free alternatives for the production of cosmetic and personal care products.
We created a film that follows a microplastic particle on a dizzying POV-trip to the human food chain and followed up with an interactive test which asks ten questions to reveal the average number of particles you consume and produce each day. Supported by microplastic-inspired animations, the jargon-free test also complements answers with helpful tips on how to reduce your overall microplastic consumption and emissions.
Effect & Results
The campaign film wowed audiences by combining chaos and calm to tell a poignant and extremely sensory story. With the goal of inspiring change at manufacturing level, the film uses challenging perspectives and bold transitions to give audiences a tiny perspective of what's currently a huge environmental challenge. And with the interactive test shedding light on how we're personally affected by microplastic, the campaign got people curious with...
- 18 Million Video Views
- 5-Minute Average Microsite Visit Time
- 100,000+ Completed Tests
London International Awards 2021
Bronze (Music & Sound: Sound Mixing/Editing)
Bronze (Production & Post-Production: Editing)
CRESTA Awards 2021
Silver (Film Craft: Outstanding Direction)
Bronze (Film Craft: Outstanding Cinematography)
New York Festivals 2021
Silver (Sound Design/Use of Sound)
EPICA Awards 2020
Silver (Direction & Cinematography)
Creative Circle 2020
Silver (Film Craft: Editing)
Kinsale Shark Awards 2020
Bronze (Film Craft: Editing)