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giffgaff's House of Horrors Will Scare You Out of Your Mobile Contract

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Editors' Choice: Pulse Films' Ninian Doff shoots real life ridiculous fears this Halloween for the giffgaff in-house creative team

giffgaff's House of Horrors Will Scare You Out of Your Mobile Contract

giffgaff, the multi-award winning, contract-free mobile network has today released an immersive short film entitled ‘House of Horror’ to reveal the everyday fears of its members.

giffgaff’s House of Horrors is a two-minute, wry horror film created based on a simple Facebook post back in August, which asked giffgaff members to share their greatest fears.

The five fears that feature are:

1.     Politicians …enough said

2.     Social media games / requests/ tagging …”you’ve been tagged” (queue stomach churning)

3.     Socks and sandals… yuk

4.     Voicemails from your mother …we all love our mum but she can’t half natter on message

5.     Phone battery dying …the red bar of fear

6.     Phone contracts …and what’s more scary than being tied down, unable to move for two whole years?

Award-winning director of giffgaff’s House of Horror film, Ninian Doff at Pulse films shot the entire film inside a derelict Grade II listed mansion, within the grounds of Beckenham Place Park. 

The film goes live on the 29th October for Halloween and can be seen on giffgaff’s Social channels and in Nomad and Pearl and Dean Cinemas.

giffgaff’s House of Horrors follows in the footsteps of previous giffgaff Halloween frolics;  2013 ‘Different takes guts’ and 2014 ‘giffgaff x Halloween’ 

Director Ninian Doff at Pulse Films comments on the making of the two-minute film: “I don’t know why I hate and fear checking my voicemail, but I really do get stressed out when I see that alert coming up! This is what I loved when I read the list of giffgaff member fears - it’s really amusing, and relatable, to see the strange fears we’ve developed of supposedly normal and dull things in modern life.

“Then it was really funny to film these “un-scary” things with the same drama and tension you would film a scene with a knife wielding maniac or a blood-thirsty zombie.”

Tom Rainsford, giffgaff’s Brand Director comments on the network’s latest production: “After watching Halloween celebrations in the UK grow each year, we decided in 2013 that we would create authentic horror content.  This move resulted in over 2.5 million total campaign views in just 48 hours last year.

"This year, we’ve managed to create a short horror film that not only remains true to the authentic Halloween theme, but also has our members’ fears at its heart, making it even more powerful."

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Brand: giffgaff

Brand Manager: Tom Rainsford

Post Production / VFX

Colourist: Mark Horrobin @ Smoke and Mirrors

Post Production Company: Big Buoy Post Production

Producer: Barny Wright

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: giffgaff in-house

Producer: Tracy Stokes

Creatives: Manu Diaz, Gonza Delgado, Ninian Doff

Production Company

Director: Ninian Doff @ Pulse Films

DOP: Matyas Erderly

Executive Producer: James Sorton

Producer: Arlene McGann

Production Company: Pulse Films


Music Production: Lorenzo Piggici

Sound Design: Dugal Macdiarmid @ Wave


Editor: Leo King @ Stitch Editing

Genres: Comedy, Visual VFX

Categories: Phones, Consumer Electronics

giffgaff, Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:55:00 GMT