‘The Mo is Calling’ – Movember Celebrates 20 Years Helping Save Lives

“The Illuminati has the All Seeing Eye, Movember has the Mo. It’s a symbol of unity, and whenever it’s seen, men across the world will know they are never alone.”

Listen closely. The Mo is calling. And it’s all part of a great cause as part of the annual global fundraising campaign for men’s health organization Movember.

The campaign, created by DDB Group Melbourne, Movember Creative Studio, and Revolver, marks Movember celebrating 20 years of changing the face of men’s health and is marking the occasion by launching a bold, new creative direction calling on everyone to raise funds and save lives.

In the campaign film, the not-so-secret society of movers, growers, and party-throwers make up ‘The Order of Mo’, a collective united under the belief that healthier men means a healthier world.


 

Movember Global Director of Brand and Content Hugh Miller said: “The challenge we set for DDB and our own creative Studio was to embrace our brand’s irreverent DNA – to harness the power of distinctive creative to help us drive more registrations this Movember. We wanted to build a sense of radical inclusivity, belonging to something bigger than yourself, something working for good.

“The Mo is Calling is bold and fun. Yet it also has serious edge steeped in why we do what we do. It’s everything the Movember brand stands for.”


 

DDB Melbourne Group Executive Creative Director Psembi Kinstan added: “Movember is a globally iconic brand that needed to recapture the sense of fun and attitude it launched with all those years ago. We are very excited to launch this new platform to help people unite around the mo. Keep an eye out for this big idea to keep growing in the coming months and years…”

DDB Melbourne Group Creative Partner Giles Watson said: “We’ve turned the Movember Mo into the Bat Symbol for uniting men. The Illuminati has the All Seeing Eye, Movember has the Mo. It’s a symbol of unity, and whenever it’s seen, men across the world will know they are never alone. Help and hope are always close by if you follow the Mo! Mo! Mo! Mo!”

This year, there are several ways to answer the call of the Mo. You can – of course – sign up to grow a moustache, you can run or walk 60km for the 60 men suicide takes globally every hour, throw an event, or set up your own challenge.

A long list of people and businesses united around this cause to bring the campaign to life: Revolver director Matt Devine, English actor Matt Berry (Toast of London, IT Crowd, What We Do in the Shadows), who voiced the campaign, Mongolian folk metal band The HU, the Sydney Bus Museum, and Australian comedian and actor Aaron Gocs.

Matt Berry said: “I was honoured when the mighty Movember asked me to be the voice for their new TV ad. The work they do to support men’s health has never felt more needed. I encourage everyone to answer the call and sign up to support Movember this year and help stop men from dying too young.”

The campaign will run across the UK, US, Canada, Ireland, NZ and Australia across TV, OOH, PR, social, online, and experiential, with each market activating the campaign further over the coming months.


Credits

Client: Movember
Global Director of Brand & Content Director: Hugh Miller
Head of Creative: Hannah O’Mahony
Creative Production Manager: Thomas Pike
Head of Campaigns, Global Income: Stephanie Luxmoore
Head of Brand: Sophia Bell
Senior Copywriter: Kevin Lai

Agency: DDB
Chief Creative Officer: Stephen de Wolf
Group Executive Creative Director: Psembi Kinstan
Group Creative Partner: Giles Watson
Senior Art Director: Charlie Brookes
Senior Art Director: Josh Brown
Senior Copywriter: Anneliese Sullivan
Senior Copywriter: Sebastian Covino
Head of Craft: Adam Hengstberger
Head of Content Production: Sonia McLaverty
Lead Senior Producer: Tony Le
Senior Producer: Maria Borowski
Managing Partner: Toby Beaumont
Business Director: Jenny Thompson, Jiaan Koch
Managing Director, Strategy and Innovation: Leif Stromnes
Planning Director: Chris Regan

Production Company: Revolver
Director: Matt Devine
Managing Director/Co-Owner: Michael Ritchie
Executive Producer/ Partner: Pip Smart
Executive Producer/Comms: Anna Mannix
Senior Producer: Serena Paull
Director of Photography: Jordan Maddocks
Production Designer: Damien Drew
Wardrobe: Olivia Simpson
1st AD: Angus Bolles
Production Manager: Elaine Roy
Gaffer: Michael Adcock
Grip: James Hopwood
Russian Arm Op: Beau Sevastos
Drone Pilot: Ken Butti
Drone Op: Hayden Broderick
VTR: Josh Miller
Sound Recordist: Predrag Malasev
Hair & Make Up: Anastasia Pappas
Unit Manager: David Treloar
Storyboards: Dean Mortensen

Casting: Citizen Jane

Editorial: ARC
Editor: Dan Lee
Post Producer: Jess Ryan

VFX: Heckler
ECD: Jamie Watson
Head of Production: Amy Jarman
Producers: Coralie Tapper, Jess Walley
Flame Online: Julian Ford
3D Artists: Rachael Tedesco, Philip Wang, Edward Hassan, Dusan Marjanovic
Compositor: Nitin Amin
Unreal Engine: Maud Chapuis
Colourist: Ben Eagleton
IO: Daniel Page

Sound Studio: Heckler Sound
Executive Producer: Bonnie Law
Head of Sound: Dave Robertson
Sound Editor: Nat Joyce

Music Supervision & Licensing: Level Two Music
Track: Wolf Totem
Artist: The HU

Stills: Photoplay
Photographer: Chris Budgeon
Senior Producer: Ross Colebatch

Retouching: Ross Goddard

Stills Casting: Peta Dermatis – Studio P

With special thanks to:
Heckler
Heckler Sound
Arc Edit
Citizen Jane Casting
Level Two Music
Panavision
Scenes by Dean
Sevaxis Scorpio Ops
Available Light Film
JJ Hopwood
Ecomlocations
Shellharbour Airport
Kiama Council
Sydney Water
Sydney Bus Museum
The Machine Show
Pedle Bikes and Scooters
Sunny Life
Scott Sign
Retriever Towing
Moore Park Towing
PH Auto
Distinguished Gentlemen’s Ride
Propco
DT Unit
Unit Base Film Rentals
Matt Berry

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