Doctors Of The World Film Shut Up Death, 1 by DDB Paris

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Industry Charities, Foundations, Volunteers, Public Safety, Health & Hygiene
Media Film
Market France
Agency DDB Paris
Executive Creative Director Alexander Kalchev
Creative Director Alexis Benbehe, Pierre Mathonat
Production Frenzy
Director Felipe Vellas
Production Saigon Filmes
Released January 2018


Clio Awards 2018
Film Technique (Cinematography) Product/Service: Cinematography Bronze
Film Technique (Editing) Product/Service: Editing Bronze
Film Technique (Direction) Public Service: Direction Bronze

Credits & Description

Alternative title: #SHUTUPDEATH
Category: Public Interest, NGO
Media: Film
Geo: France
Brand: Médecins du monde
 (Doctors of the World)
Agency : DDB° Paris

Advertiser executives : Justine Roche, Amélie Churlet, Jean-Baptiste Matray
Agency executives : Camille Passot, Marie-Elise ARCHAMBAUD,
Executive Creative Director : Alexander KALCHEV

Creative Director : Alexis BENBEHE, Pierre MATHONAT
TV Producer : Florence GABET
Director : Felipe VELLAS
Production House : Frenzy
Local Production and Post-Production : Saïgon / NASH Production
Producer : Alexandra FUNADA
Director of Photography: Pierre DE KERCHOVE
Post-Production Coordinator : Virgini FARES
Editor : Rami D’AGUIAR
Sound Production : Antfood / THE 
Print Production : Christine GARCIA GUICHETEAU
Art Buyer : Anne-Catherine PERIAC
Published: January 2018
Imagined by DDB° Paris, this campaign demonstrates the involvement of Médecins du Monde around the world and the diversity of its actions to silence death.
The film (online, TV and cinema) directed by Felipe Vellas champions those men and women who never give up. It is an opportunity for Médecins du Monde to communicate on its specificities: transmission and training.
The biggest difficulty was to be as close as possible of the reality, without getting into the African cliché. At the same time, to shoot something violent and visceral but not disgusting. The director wanted to give the idea of how is the life of those guys that travel to somewhere that Google Maps has no idea where it is, and spend days/weeks in tents, campings, improvised hospitals trying to help as much people as possible.

The idea then, was to tell the story from the subjective point of view of one of those doctors.

Entry Summary
Everything was shot in two days in Brasil, in which the african culture has a strong influence, for historic and sociologic reasons. We harnessed this influence to give to the film its realistic tone.

The idea was to shoot three long takes and to adapt the story from there. We shot during one day in an abandoned warehouse in São Paulo, that we transformed in sort of war zone. Then, we shot for half a day in a Cubatão favela and then in a really old hospital of São Paulo for the rest of the day.

Brief Explanation
The movie highlights the everyday of humanitarians and the gestures of these men and women who never give up, by following a doctor during his diverse missions on war zones or devastated areas and alongside deprived populations. A breathtaking dive close to the reality of horror and the actions that heal but also transmit the moves that save and shut death up. A movie with a documentary aesthetic and a moving realism rich in varied emotions.