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McCann: Surfaces by Refuge

Agency: Refuge
Client: McCann
Date: Jun 2020
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National domestic abuse charity, Refuge, has partnered with McCann to launch a new short film starring awarding-winning actor Maxine Peake, drawing attention to the shocking rise in violence against women during lockdown.

Peake stars alongside TV, film and stage actor, Lex Shrapnel, in Surfaces, which is available to view on the Refuge website, and through its YouTube channel.

To drive traffic to the hard-hitting film, a 30-second teaser trailer will run on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube, alongside a rich media digital display campaign and Spotify audio campaign.


Actors - Maxine Peake, Lex Shrapnel

Writer - Jon Elsom

Director - Steve Reeves

Editor - Bruce Townend

Art director - Pawlo Wintoniuk

Edit assistant - Dave Robinson

Production company - Another Film Company

Edit house - The Quarry