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What Is It Like to Have Skittles for Skin? This 'Documentary' Reveals the Hardships

BBDO Toronto and Skittles Enter the World of Serious, Sensitive Filmmaking. Kind of.

Published on Dec 10, 2014

Editor's Pick

After "Mob the Rainbow," "Create the Rainbow" and more, Skittles now takes the rainbow theme into the world of documentaries with BBDO Toronto's "Struck by a Rainbow."

Directed by Hungry Man's Conor Byrne, the film -- and its trailer -- are briliantly acted, posing as the kind of serious documentary that would win a prize at Sundance or Cannes. The whole story focuses on the hardships of a man who has experienced an unusual physical transformation (which, contrary to what many might think, wasn't the result of an encounter with this guy).

Interviews with his long suffering wife, mother and an elderly gent who saw it happen dramatize the emotional intensity of the man's condition. But, it turns out, his affliction is the fact that his face is made of Skittles, so it's hard to watch with a straight face.

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Credits

Date
Dec 10, 2014
Agency:
BBDO Toronto
Client:
Skittles
Director:
Conor Byrne
Production Company:
The Corner Store Films Inc.
Executive Producer:
Susi Patterson
Producer:
Tyler Byrne
DP:
Robert Scarborough
Executive Creative Director:
Carlos Moreno
Associate Creative Director:
Chris Booth
Associate Creative Director:
Joel Pylypiw
Producer:
Aimee DeParolis
Editorial Company:
Saints Editorial Toronto
Editor:
Griff Henderson
Assistant Editor:
Sara Windrim
Audio:
Greyson Matthews Toronto
Post Production:
The Vanity Toronto
Transfer:
Alter Ego Toronto
Casting Director:
Michael Stevenson

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