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By The Drum Team, Editorial

August 1, 2014 | 1 min read

Ladies and gentlemen, it's time to take your seats for the Shockumentary. The Drum has today released its short film about shock advertising and you can watch it now.

Can shock tactics be used to create meaningful engagement? Should creatives challenge their clients to be braver? Can you ever go too far?

These are some of the questions the Shockumentary sets out to answer with the expert insight of creatives John Jessup (formerly Leo Burnett) and Marc Lewis (School of Communication Arts) as well as no-nonsense brands BrewDog, Peta and Death Cigarettes.

The Shockumentary was premiered at the hallowed Framestore Theatre in London last night and is the first film in a host of content being produced by our new video production team The Drum Studios.

You can tell us what you think of the film and the issues it raises by tweeting with the hashtag #shockumentary.

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Other episodes in the series

Episode 1

Behind the scenes of Nickelodeon's 'ridiculous and rude' new web series ‘Tinkershrimp & Dutch’

Nickelodeon is no stranger to original programming, and now the Viacom-owned channel has launched its first UK interactive digital series, ‘Tinkershrimp & Dutch’.

Episode 2

Watch The Drum's Do It Day documentary: 24 hours to change the world

The Drum's short film 'Do It Day - 24 hours to change the world' is now live after being given its premiere at Advertising Week this morning.

Episode 3

David Ogilvy's first interview since he died? Possibly not but this film shows how IBM Watson brought his ideas back to life

The Drum has created a short documentary in which IBM's artificial intelligence technology Watson deciphers insights from the writings of the father of advertising, the late, great David Ogilvy.

Episode 4

Canals, coffee shops, creativity: Is Amsterdam the marketer’s Shangri-La?

As The Drum launches its 2016 supplement all about Amsterdam, we talk to the creatives – both ex-pat and local – that form the city’s marketing scene.

Episode 5

The Automation of Creativity: How man & AI will work together to improve the ad industry

In a quest to understand the role of artificial intelligence (AI) in advertising, The Drum, in partnership with Teads, has unveiled a new documentary, The Automation of Creativity, shot in Tokyo, London and Amsterdam.

Episode 6

Sport & Scandal: The Evolution of Sports Sponsorship – a new documentary from The Drum

What happened to sprinter Ben Johnson, one the world’s most infamous athletic dopers? It may have taken thirty years, but he’s back in the public eye fronting a campaign for sports brand Skins.

Episode 7

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Brands and consumers love an emotional, heart-warming Christmas weepie, but what’s the secret formula to getting those tears rolling? In The Drum’s latest documentary series, Mr President’s team finds out.

Episode 8

J. Walter Thompson London rebrands Christmas Eve as Zip It Day | Christmas in Ad Land

Christmas Eve – a day of excitement for family and friends the world over since circa 336AD, and clearly overdue for a zip-themed rebrand. Follow the team at J. Walter Thompson as they launch Zip It Day on 24 December, as part of The Drum’s documentary series Christmas in Ad Land.

Episode 9

Gravity Road hits the streets to crowdsource a thoroughly millennial Christmas | Christmas in Ad Land

Roaring fires, roast dinners, frankincense and myrrh are out – Santa’s topknot, reindeers on Snapchat and festive cockapoos are in! That’s according to Gravity Road’s comprehensive ‘millennial’ street research, recorded as part of The Drum’s documentary series Christmas in Ad Land.

Episode 10

Behind the beat of The Drum: the story of our drumline, Harlem’s Marching Cobras

You know that band of percussionists you always see making noise at The Drum Awards? The ones we’ve taken to Austin and New York, and soon will be marching down La Croisette in Cannes too?

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