Western Cape Government Film The Knock On Effect by FCB Cape Town

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Industry Traffic safety
Media Film
Market South Africa
Agency FCB Cape Town
Executive Creative Director Mike Barnwell
Creative Director Alistair Morgan, Dylan Davies
Art Director Dylan Davies
Copywriter Alistair Morgan
Production Egg Films
Director Jason Fialkov
Released August 2017

Credits & Description

Media: TV
Client: Western Cape Government
Client: Western Cape Government’s Department of Transport & Public Works
Strategic Coordinator (Safely Home): Hector Eliott
Account Manager: Nadja Srdic
Agency: FCB Cape Town
Executive Creative Director: Mike Barnwell
Creative Director: Dylan Davies
Art director: Dylan Davies
Creative Director: Alistair Morgan
Copywriter: Alistair Morgan
Strategic planner: Robin Nixon
TV production: Ashleigh Jarrett
Media planners: Media Shop
Production companies: Egg Films
Director: Jason Fialkov
Post production: Ludus at Upstairs
Synopsis:
FCB Cape Town Creates Dramatic New #SafelyHome Commercial
Safely Home, the Western Cape Government’s Department of Transport & Public Works’ road safety campaign, has released a new hard-hitting TV commercial created by FCB Cape Town and Egg Films.
The dramatic commercial, titled ‘The Knock-On Effect’, illustrates how you can avoid the devastating knock-on effect of a crash when you knock just 5kph off your speed.
In the commercial, a man is driving a car at 65kph in a 60kph zone. A pedestrian steps out into the road and the driver does not have time to stop. The viewer then sees the knock-on effect of the collision, as the pedestrian’s family, and the family of the driver, are symbolically flung through the air as if being hit by a car, even though they were nowhere near the scene of the accident.
But, when the driver knocks just 5kph off his speed, he has more time to react and he avoids the knock-on effect. The commercial ends with the title: It won’t kill you to slow down.