Escape the Loop

Agency: Sweetshop Shanghai


Sweetshop Shanghai has launched a product film for OnePlus’ new device, the OnePlus 10R.

Directed by Sweetshop’s Directing Duo Christian & Patrick, the film stars a character named Theo, who is a smart Gen Z guy in his twenties. He works hard in a legal firm and is keen to do well.

In the film, Theo is caught in a time loop. He is stuck as his average phone doesn't charge quickly enough and it means he is missing out on all the better things in life. He is stuck in a recurring loop of charge-anxiety. For Theo, those extra minutes hovering around a charging cable make all the difference - he’s always running late, he’s unable to climb the corporate ladder, it makes him unlucky in love, and it makes his breakfast suck too.

At the end of the story, Theo discovers how his life has turned around, and it's all thanks to his new OnePlus 10R phone. The phone has brought so much to Theo's world - great photos, good games, and a perfect device to have around when new love is blooming. The neater, richer and warmer cinematography emphasizes the key features of the phone: fast charging, the camera, the gaming capabilities, and the smooth experience.

The micro-movie was filmed in Poland and the production took 3 days in various locations. It was shot as a cool cinematic independent-feature film, tightly cut and beautiful to watch.

This professional campaign titled 'Escape the Loop' was published in China in May, 2022. It was created for the brand: OnePlus, by ad agency: Sweetshop Shanghai. This Film medium campaign is related to the Electronics, Technology industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted almost 2 years ago.


Client: OnePlus, Shenzhen
Product: OnePlus 10R
Creative Lead: Alexei Golob
Creative Producer: Amy Li
Lead Writer: David Tsang
Procurement Manager: HuaQing Zheng
Production Company: Sweetshop
Director: Patrick Chen & Christian McKenzie
DOP: Łukasz Gutt
Managing Director: Laura Geagea
Global Director of Production: Fiona King
Senior Executive Producer: Catherine Law
Producer: Harriet Towler
Production Assistant: Justin Zheng
Production Assistant: Dwyane Guo
1st AD: Piotr Łaznowski
Service Company: Oto Film (Warsaw, Poland)
Service Producer: Łukasz Tomasz Kołtunowicz
Service Production Manager: Lucyna Stróżak
Production Designer: Zuzanna Słomińska
Post Producer: Ivy Low
Post Producer Assistant: Mengchen Jiang
Offline Editor: Pang Wei Fong
Colour Grade: Coffee & TV, London
Colourist: Paul Harrison
Online Post: O Five Studio, Shanghai
Executive Producer: Jessica Lin
Post Supervisor: Josen Wu
Online Lead Artist: Josen Wu


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