Imagine if bees could stop humans from killing them by hijacking pesticide sprinklers, putting up banners and picketing grocery stores. That would be the bee's knees.
Greenpeace has conjured up just such a scenario in its latest ad, "Greenbees," aimed at raising awareness of the global colony-collapse epidemic threatening honeybee populations. In this spot, tiny hive-minded bee protesters hang signs with messages like "Honey You Sprayed the Kids" and "No Bees, No Future." (Unlike BBDO's Grand Prix-winning World Wildlife Fund campaign, these bugs are all computer-generated.)
According to Greenpeace's related website, sos-bees.org, "Bees and other pollinating insects play an essential role in ecosystems. A third of all our food depends on their pollination. A world without pollinators would be devastating for food production."
All they are saying is it's really gonna sting unless we "give bees a chance."
Creative Director, Copywriter: Daniel Bird
Art Director: Jaroslav Mrazek
Production Company: Savage
Executive Producer: Klara Kralickova
Producer: Vojta Ruzicka
Director of Photography: Martin Matiasek
Postproduction: Progressive FX
Producers: Jan Rybar, Jirka Mika
Computer Graphics, Visual Effects Supervisor: Jan Rybar
Animation: Peter Harakaly, Jakub Sporek
Computer Graphics Modelling: Frantisek Stepanek, Martin Frodl, Hynek Pakosta,
Textures: Martin Konecny
Lighting Artist: Frantisek Stepanek
Grading, Compositing: Radek Svoboda
Additional Compositing: Pavel Vicik, Peter Orlicky