Ad Nut
Nov 4, 2019

When grooming is a bad thing

THE WORK: 'Online grooming' for the Queensland Family & Child Commission by VMLY&R Brisbane.

Halloween has passed, and Ad Nut didn't see any legitimately scary movies. The film above, however, is truly bone-chilling, showing how a sexual predator 'grooms' a young victim for exploitation. Ad Nut encourages parents to watch the whole thing. It may seem slightly unrealistic, but that's because you're watching a compressed, three-minute representation of a process that could easily take months. Predators can be extremely patient, diligent and insistent.

The social campaign, by VMLY&R Brisbane for the Queensland Family & Child Commission, also includes the poster below for distribution in schools. The agency worked with a QFCC committee and the Queensland Police to establish the storyline, and consulted with real teens to ensure the scenario was believable.

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Tracy Fogarty
Bonita Guilfoyle
Anjulee Singh
Guido Pecego – Associate Creative Director
Chelsea Parks – Associate Creative Director
Jim McKeown – Creative Group Head
Phil Vale – Art Director
Josh Bartlett – Film Director
Griff Englander – Editor
Katie May Hollett – Producer
John Shard – Retouching
Tash Kent – Account Manager
Adam Kennedy – Managing Director
Fiona Caird – General Manager

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