January 2010



It's a big, bright, over the top 90's style infomercial parody that sells VSO like it's a product. VSO are looking for teachers to go out to countries like Guyana, Ghana, Nepal, China, Mongolia, Cambodia and Papua New Guinea (to name a few) to train up local teachers so we're trying to get the ad out to as many people as we can. So I thought I'd send it your way as you always have interesting ads up on your blog and I thought you might dig this, it's pretty funny!

Written and Directed by: Lorcan Finnegan & Steven Courtney
Production company: Lovely Productions
Producer: Brunella Cocchiglia
Chip: Paul Tylak
Lois: Sharyn Hayden
Stylist: Aisling Farinella
Makeup: Liz Byrne
Hair: Terry Ralph
Cameras: Steven Courtney and Brian Moore
Lighting: Brian Moore
Sound: Graham Newcombe
Production assistant: Patrick Dyar
Editor: David Blake
Graphics FX and grade: Lorcan Finnegan
Additional graphics: Brunella Cocchiglia
Sound mix and master: Fergal Davis @ Suite Studios

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brookjohnston's picture
Activity Score 296

I know the faux-infomercial thing is a little played out at this point - but this is well done. Splendid acting!

morse's picture
Activity Score 18024

It's good, but it's a bit too long.

.. / .-.. --- ...- . / .- -.. ...- . .-. - .. ... .. -. --.

HV's picture
Activity Score 212

nice try, but too long and boring

and the boat's picture
and the boat
Activity Score 25


NomadDCLXVI's picture
Activity Score 441

wow. infomercial is kinda tough thing - it is not easy to keep up interest by telling benefits.
and I want to oppose about "boring".
Imagine that you are a teacher and this is really cool opportunity.
No boring at all. Because usually such kind of advertising comes in form of cluttered layouts, big load of copy and stuff.. that is really boring.