Real-Life Wellness Stories

Agency: Open Swim


Open Swim’s Director/Founder Bradley J. Ross utilizes a bespoke model to fulfill Nutrafol brand’s need for varied content across channels. The new work is focused on real stories and attributes unique to the Nutrafol brand. The collaboration on the 2024 campaign comes after a long-standing, innovative creative partnership with Nutrafol and will continue with new work rolling out as they look forward to this year's Super Bowl.

Open Swim has created over 100 Nutrafol deliverables since their two shoots last fall to cover multiple campaigns for varied channels from broadcast TV to radio and social. This time, Open Swim married emotional user journeys with results-based testimony by profiling 12 real stories of hair thinning, from a woman who fights wildfires on the road for weeks with only a backpack containing Nutrafol, to a restaurant owner in Chicago who shares her personal story of menopause. This shoot took place in the Hamptons amidst the premiere of Ross’ latest film (“I’ll Be Right There,” starring Edie Falco) at the Hamptons Film Festival. A second shoot focused on Nutrafol's Founders and core experts informing the brand's unique story and commitment to Science in order to better differentiate from other brands.

“Our goal with all of this work was to build a flexible model to serve varied needs and be able to respond, based on performance data. We prioritized authenticity and diverse customer experiences, and to do so, we utilized a documentary casting process and engaged with a team on a two month-long, nationwide quest to unearth that,” shares Ross. “ The creative direction was mined from the stories we found, and being present throughout the process to craft these stories and seeing it through to delivery was extremely rewarding.. ”

“This campaign is a testament to our bespoke approach to engage with people suited for each unique campaign,” adds Open Swim EP Amyliz Pera. “We hired Alissa Liebert as Head of Production on this project, because she has helmed projects from production, agency, and most recently from the client side with brands like Hilton and Black & Decker. In addition, we invited Photographer and long-time collaborator, Karen Haberberg to capture stills. She and Bradley both have Health & Wellness expertise which makes them a great pairing for many of our clients.”

This professional campaign titled 'Real-Life Wellness Stories' was published in United States in February, 2024. It was created for the brand: Nutrafol, by ad agency: Open Swim. This Integrated medium campaign is related to the Health industry and contains 3 media assets. It was submitted 3 months ago.


Client: Nutrafol

Customer Stories Shoot
Production Company: Open Swim, Brooklyn, NY
Director: Bradley J. Ross
DP: Kyle Deitz
Photographer: Karen Haberberg
Executive Producer: Amyliz Pera
Head of Production: Alissa Liebert
Line Producer: Holli Hopkins McGinley

Science Shoot
Production Company: Open Swim, Brooklyn, NY
Director: Bradley J. Ross
DP: Stefan Wiesen
Executive Producer: Amyliz Pera
Head of Production: Alissa Liebert
Line Producer: Brooke Loonan

Editorial & Post
Company: Open Swim, Brooklyn, NY
Editor: Bradley J. Ross
Executive Producer: Amyliz Pera
Production Coordinator: Nate Bloom
Assistant Editor: Sam Zucker
Assistant Editor: Hannah Wederquist-Keller

Color: Color Nation
Colorist: Matt West

Original Music: Pregnant Pause
Composer: Andy Stack

Audio Post: Sandblast Productions
Mixer: Ralph Kelsey

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