PROBLEM: The illegal downloading of films is a crime that is hurting the Philippine film industry. 99% of Filipinos who have Wifi access in their homes have committed the crime of piracy by downloading, sharing, or streaming files obtained through illegal means.
IDEA: Globe Telecom, the leading purveyor of digital entertainment in the country, wanted to help stop it.
How? By committing a crime. Globe Telecom launched Piracy vs Piracy. In December 2017, during the Metro Manila Film Festival. Globe started committing the crime of piracy. The Metro Manila Film Festival is the most popular in the country that showcases original Filipino films.
As these films were released in cinemas nationwide, the brand released ten blockbuster Filipino films as illegal downloads and streams. But as each of the films played, viewers saw footage they did not expect to see – a member of the film production crew talking to them and telling them how much time and work went into the film they tried to watch illegally. Directors, producers, gaffers, cameramen and more appealed to Filipino viewers to watch the movie the right way - transforming platforms used for piracy into tools versus piracy. Within hours of uploading, people began to watch the films. And within hours, thousands of people were made to realize that they just took part in a crime. A crime that was stealing from an industry. A crime that was stealing from fellow Filipinos.
Film advertisement created by Publicis, Philippines for Globe Telecom, within the category: Electronics, Technology.