Depressed Clown Stars in Grim but Gorgeous Job-Site Commercial

Shoot me now

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It's been a good day for at least one clown on this Earth—Ronald McDonald, who received a fashionable makeover. But it's worth remembering that things aren't so great for all the nonfamous clowns out there.

For example: The clown in the ad below could be doing better. It's actually not client work—it's a short film by Cargo Collective director Crobin for the nonexistent British jobs website (The URL links through to the director's website.) It's a rich minute of gorgeous despair, though not recommended for coulrophobes.

Via Reddit.


Director: Crobin

Producers: Grayson Ross, Joe Labbadia, Pudding Boy Productions

Writer, Editor, Production, Visual Effects: Crobin

Director of Photography: Ed David

Gaffer: Adam Uhl

Makeup: Miriam Robstad

Audio: David Perlick Molinari, YouTooCanWoo

Actor: Thomas Grube

Casting: Tom O'Hare

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@nudd Tim Nudd is a former creative editor of Adweek.