Nice work for Netbuss, French Connection, Telekom, Hyundai and more

Here’s a new selection of global advertising treats to help you while away the end of the working week. First up is a quirky little film for Norwegian bus service Nettbuss…

Here’s a new selection of global advertising treats to help you while away the end of the working week. First up is a quirky little film for Norwegian bus service Nettbuss. Agency: Los Co. Creatives: Ragnar Rocksvåg, Jo Espen Johansen. Directors: Jesper Ericstam, Giulio Musi. Prod co: Social Club (Nice Shirt Films, London).

Over to South Africa now, and a commercial for mobile phone network Telkom, starring a Frank Sidebottom-esque emo character who’s in need of some good ol’ fashioned love. Agency: McCann Erickson SA. Creatives: Vanessa Pearson, Sean Harrison, Tim Beckerling, Peet Engelbrecht, Yvonne Hall. Director: Keith Rose. Prod co: Velocity.

DDB Paris has created this simple film to advertise French TV channel Trace Urban. The film focuses on the skills of beat boxer Eklips, who performs a four minute history of hip hop in just one take. Conception: Alexandre Hervé, Tashi Bharucha, Clement Reynaud. Director: Tashi Bharucha. Prod co: Atelier Vertigo.

This new spot for the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid imagines a world where technologies never advance beyond their first incarnation – people ride penny farthings, use brick mobile phones and travel via airship. Agency: Innocean, Huntington Beach. Creatives: Jeff Spiegel, Doug James, Robert Prins, Steve O’Brien, Tim Gibson. Director: Jim Jenkins. Prod co: O Positive.

Director Carolina Melis has created this charming video for new track What A Big Wide World by Essie Jain.

We finish up with two new spots from Fallon that form part of the French Connection Spring/Summer 2011 campaign. The spots follow on from the brand’s unusual campaign The Man/The Woman, this time turning to the audience and asking ‘You Are Man?’ and ‘You Are Woman?’. Enjoyably baffling stuff. Creatives: Richard Flintham, Augusto Sola, Toby Moore, Selena McKenzie. Photographers/directors: Blinkk (Webber Represents).

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