To wrap up a ‘rough year’, Microsoft gathers inspirational stories in a feel good spot just in time for the holidays.
Launched this week out of M:United/McCann, Microsoft’s “Art of Harmony” campaign puts the spotlight on a group of seven real-life people — activists, artists, and entrepreneurs — many of whom have overcome adversity to stand up for what they believe in. The cast includes Joel Artista, an artist for social change; Zianna Oliphant, a child activist; Bobby White, a Florida cop made famous for his “basketball cop” viral video; Hawa Daillo, a West African refugee artist; Jazz Jennings, the youngest publicly identifying transgender youth; Zea Bowling, a 7 year-old same-sex marriage supporter; Christopher Cantrambone, Founder of Migrant Offshore Aid Station; and Mona Haydar, a Muslim-American activist who invites people to “Ask a Muslim” over free coffee and donuts.
The film shows the group working together using the Microsoft Surface Studio to create a peace mural. Ending with the words, “When the world seems divided, coming together can be a beautiful thing,” the ad furthers last year’s “Spread Harmony” message.
Enjoy the film above and watch more of Jake Scott’s work here.