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The Text

This short film is directed by Oscar-winning screenwriter ("Milk) and LGBT activist, Dustin Lance Black. The film addresses loyalty and friendship while addressing the delicate subject of teen homosexuality. The messaging encourages teens to take a stand against bullying and to choose friendship over cruelty. “I’m proud to have worked with Coca-Cola on their ‘Crossroads’ series of films because at their core each helps demonstrate how choosing the path of compassion at crucial moments paves the way to true friendship and happiness,” said Black. “’The Text’ was perhaps the most personal for me to direct. As an artist, I feel I have a responsibility to share the stories of who LGBT people truly are in order to dispel any atmosphere of fear that might prevent LGBT people from sharing their lives openly.”

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: Pereira & O'Dell

Art Director: Luke Acret

Strategist: Sara Lezama

Chief Creative Officer: PJ Pereira

Account Executive: Rose Valderrama

Agency Production: Jeff Ferro, Victoria Whitlow

Senior Business Director: Russ Nadler

Senior Copywriter: Omid Amid

Regional Corporate Communications Executive: Molly Parsley

Production Manager: Aaron Rodriguez

Senior Designer: Moses Kelany

Chief Strategy Officer: Ana Cortat

Executive Creative Directors: Jaime Robinson

Strategy Director: Josh Brandau

Production Company

Production Company: Bully Pictures

Executive Producer: Jason Forest

Director: Dustin Lance Black

DOP: Carlos Verón

Producer: Gunner Clancey


Editor: Collin Kriner

Post Production / VFX

Post Production Company: Umlaut Films

Creative Director: Alex Rodríguez


Music Supervision: Aminé Ramer

Print / OOH

Retoucher: Adhemas Batista

Designers: Erik Buckham

Category: Pop/fizzy, Soft drinks

Genre: Dialogue, Digital, PR, Storytelling