The Developer

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October 2013


Told from a child's perspective, "The Developer" is a musical short film by Samsung featuring Lionel Messi and the hit single "Royals" by Lorde. A mysterious stranger arrives in a low income neighborhood and captures the imaginations of the children who live there. He is "The Developer" and the children view him with a deep suspicion. Together with his Samsung GALAXY Note 3 and GALAXY Gear, the Developer effortlessly masterminds a secret construction project. Using the latest in Samsung technology including Action Memo, Pen Window, Scrapbook and hands-free call capability on the Gear, the Developer orchestrates and executes his mysterious mission. The children watch in awe. They reflect on their current situation by singing Lorde's breakout hit "Royals," a song about overcoming her own humble beginnings. The spot concludes with a beautiful new pitch that has been constructed in the toughest part of town. The Developer is revealed to be the world's reigning football star, Lionel Messi, fulfilling his personal mission to help under privileged children. The events in this story are a dramatic retelling of actual projects completed by the Messi Foundation.

Editorial: Rock Paper ScissorsEditor: Mikkel E.G

Film advertisement created by Leo Burnett, United States for Samsung, within the category: Electronics, Technology.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Chicago, USA
Creative Director: Shannon McGlothin
Creative Directors: Brandon Rochon, Adam Kennedy, Guy Seese, Brian Murphy
Account Directors: Radim Svoboda, Benjamin Haynes
Account Executive: Cameron Zick
Executive Producer: Jen Dennis
Producer: Keith Jamerson
Music Director: Gabe McDonough
Sr. Music Producer: Chris Clark
Global Strategy Director: Huw Gildon
Strategy Director: Steven Yuan
Senior Strategist: Marton Harsanyi
Production Company: Furlined
Director: Adam Hashemi
Executive Producer: Eriks Krumins
Executive Producer: Carol Lynn Weaver
Music Supervisor: George Drakoulias
Sound Designer: Gus Koven / Stimmung
Mixer: Loren Silber / Lime Studios
Music Production Support: Amber Music
Post Production: The Mill
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kleenex's picture

Well the kids can sing, BUTT I am not seeing this all.

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peshawa.sofi's picture

I just liked the end because of messi, otherwise its too bad.

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