Natsuko's First Real Hug

Agency: GTB


The piece focuses on a young woman who, due to cultural and generational norms, has never properly hugged her parents. Following a devastating earthquake in her home country of Japan in 2011, she realized the necessity of expressing to her loved ones the impact they’ve had on her life. Seven years later, she flies her parents from Japan to Los Angeles for a memory-making tour of her new home in her Ford EcoSport. The trip culminates in a proclamation of her love and respect for her parents, and her regret for not properly hugging them before leaving after the 2011 disaster. Finally, she hugs them - an unforgettable and incredibly emotional moment now forever ingrained in a simple trip to the beach.

This professional campaign titled 'Natsuko's First Real Hug' was published in United States in July, 2018. It was created for the brand: Ford, by ad agency: GTB. This Film medium campaign is related to the Automotive industry and contains 1 media asset. It was submitted about 6 years ago.


Advertising Agency: Global Team Blue, New York, USA
Global Chief Creative Officer: Tito Melega
Exec Creative Director: Matt Soldan
Director of Integrated Production: Sumer Friedrichs
Creative Director: Martin Insua
Creative Director: Ezequiel Soules
Production Company: Chelsea Pictures
Director: Peyton Wilson
President/Executive Producer: Lisa Mehling
Executive Producer: Michel Waxman
Line Producer: Maeliosa Tiernan
Director of Photography: Tami Reiker


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