IBM Film, Digital Outage by Ogilvy & Mather New York

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Industry Online Game
Media Film, Digital, Interactive & Mobile
Market United States
Agency Ogilvy & Mather New York
Associate Creative Director Juliane Hadem
Executive Creative Director Keith Anderson, George Tanenbaum
Senior Art Director Simon Woodham
Senior Copywriter Gregory Kissler
Production Merman
Director Brad Turner
Released February 2018

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Category: Electronics, Technology
Media: Film
Brand: IBM
Geo: United States
Advertising Agency: Ogilvy & Mather, USA
Executive Creative Directors: Keith Anderson, George Tanenbaum
Associate Creative Director: Juliane Hadem
Senior Copywriter: Gregory Kissler
Senior Art Director: Simon Woodham
Senior Producer: Joe Maire
Account Director: Olivier Sentucq
Management Supervisor: Erica Ortmann
Account Supervisor: Halle Mizrahi
Senior Strategist: Lynette Wong
Executive Digital Producer: Sara Vargas
Director of Music: Karl Westman
Business Manager: Camille Crenshaw
Production Company: Merman
Director: Brad Turner
Global Managing Partner/EP: Kira Carstensen
Head of Production: Amy Kaemon
Head of Business Affairs: Kim Darwin
Producer: Jessica Petelle
Audio Post: Sonic Union
Sound Design: Paul Weiss and Owen Shearer
Sound Mix: Paul Weiss
Composer: Jamie Forsyth
Published: February 2018
Mobile technology’s impact on humanity comes to life in IBM Mobile’s “Outage” an interactive thriller created in partnership with Merman and directed by Brad Turner for agency Ogilvy. Director of Homeland, 24, and Designated Survivor, Turner applies his talent for high intensity narratives and passion for innovation in this one of a kind interactive film which premiered at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and can be experienced here:
In the film, an engineer faces a citywide blackout on her first day on the job. It’s a massive storm, with equally massive impact where mobile technology plays a critical role to saving lives and fixing the crisis. Viewers are able to explore different aspects of the dramatic story in an interactive “take action” format, which puts them in the driver’s seat to create their own film based on decisions made along the way. Seven films are woven together to uncover the full story, allowing for multiple experiences. The apps and action may be simulated, but the capabilities are real.