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Blinged Out Babies Rap About First Aid in Spot for British Red Cross

Adorable Rap Encourages Parents to Download App

By Alexandra Jardine. Published on Jul 20, 2015

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Tiny kids and babies rap -- brilliantly -- about first aid in this commercial for the British Red Cross, which is sure to appeal to its target audience of parents. The kids, sitting in pimped-out buggies, gold bathtubs and blinged-up in chains, gold water-wings and sunglasses, perform an adorable rap about what to do when your kid swallows poison. The campaign, which will include further raps about burns and seizures, encourages parents to download the British Red Cross app for parents or take a course.

Agency Fullsix commissioned music video director Chris Sweeney of Good Egg, who has shot videos for the likes of Lily Allen, Robbie Williams and Lana Del Rey, to direct the spot. Specialist music agency Finger Music found the kids, and producer Clare McGrath told Creativity: "Finding the right children was definitely one of the biggest challenges. We needed to source and find children young enough to vocally match their visual equivalent. The kids had to be able to read and learn three separate scripts and rap in time -- no small feat for a fiveyear old. We spread the net wide and far, using casting agents, social media, youth clubs, friends' kids, Facebook shout outs... no stone was left unturned."

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Credits

Date
Jul 20, 2015
Agency:
FullSIX
Client:
British Red Cross
Director:
Chris Sweeney
Production Company:
Good Egg
Music:
Finger Music
Executive Producer:
Clare McGrath
Post Production:
Cherry Cherry VFX
VFX Supervisor:
Alex Gabucci
VFX Supervisor:
Nico Cotta
Producer:
Chris Allen

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