Safeguard Film Protection for Life by Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore

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Media Film
Market Singapore
Agency Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore
Chief Creative Officer Ajay Vikram
Creative Director Ivan Policarpo
Production Prodigious
Director Pepe Diokno
Released June 2018

Credits & Description

Alternative title: Pabaon Sa Buhay
Client: P&G, Safeguard Philippines
Vice President Global Safeguard: Sue-Kyung Lee
Associate Director, Digital Communications Beauty APAC: Alex Vogler
Associate Brand Director, Global Safeguard: Kiran Gotur
Brand Manager, Safeguard APAC: Ajay Sampath
Communications Manager, Safeguard Philippines: Carissa Limcaoco

Creative Agency: Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore Creative
Chief Creative Officer, Global Clients: Ajay Vikram
Regional Group Creative Director: Noel Orosa
Creative Director: Ivan Policarpo
Regional Creative Director: Theresa Ong
Executive Producer: Shirlie Alexis Tay

Regional Head of Planning: Jordan Price
Regional Senior Planner: Josh Roth

Account Management
EVP, Global Clients: Natalie VanderVorst
Regional Business Director: Sharmista Nagarkatti
Regional Business Director: Maninder Bali
Account Manager: Daniel Hejl

PRODUCTION: Prodigious Singapore

PRODUCTION HOUSE: Unitel x Straight Shooters Media Inc.
Film Director: Pepe Diokno

POST PRODUCTION: Kraftw5rkz Singapore
Colorist: Corey Brandon Spykerman
Online artiste: Matthew Ho Chee Hin
Post producer: Bernard

Music Composer: Arnold Buena
Audio Post Engineer: Regie Ambas
Audio Producer: Sharon Ambas
Published: June 2018
P&G’s Safeguard®, a brand with a rich heritage of providing long-lasting protection for families, has launched a new campaign called “Pabaon Sa Buhay” (Protection for life)– reinforcing the brand’s belief that the lessons learnt at home have the ability to shape and protect a child for life.
The campaign idea is built on the core tension that every parent faces in bringing up their children. Having to balance the desire to keep them close and protected with the need to let them go out and explore the world to learn and grow by themselves.
Created for P&G by Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore, the film follows the journey of Norman King through his childhood, leading up to his university graduation. Norman’s story is far from the ordinary – Norman is an Aeta, an indigenous tribe in the Philippines. As the first ever Aeta student to graduate from the University of Philippines, the film showcases the challenges Norman faced throughout his childhood, and how he overcame them with the lessons imparted from his mother, Warlita. While Norman is the hero, the main focus would be on the pabaons (life lessons) that were passed onto him by his mother.
Norman and Warlita’s story exemplifies the power of a mother’s pabaons and the power of parenting. Through the campaign, Safeguard expresses every parent’s hope of providing their children with life-long protection.
The film beautifully captures Warlita’s desire to protect her child from harm, yet also equipping Norman with the right lessons needed to navigate the complexities of life on his own.
What makes the campaign even more special is the cast of the film. As the team at Saatchi & Saatchi Singapore engaged with Norman and Warlita’s story, they developed a deep appreciation of the Aeta way of life. Together with the client team at P&G, they decided to stay purist in the intent of bringing this story to the world. To that end, they chose not to cast professional actors to play any of the role. The film features an all Aeta cast, a possible first in the Philippines for any brand.