Fisher-Price released a short film on New Year’s day shot in seven countries and five continents entitled Wishes for Baby, marking the official launch of the “Best Possible Start” marketing campaign.
Directed by award-winning documentarian Patrick Creadon, and filmed with real parents around the world on New Year’s Day and the final days of December 2014, the short film captures the incredible love and hopes all parents share for their children during those first moments after their baby is born.
“We hope parents will see themselves in the film and be encouraged to add their own wish for their child to the worldwide chain,” said Lisa Mancuso, Senior Vice President of Fisher-Price Global Brand Marketing for the Baby business. “The work of Fisher-Price has always been to enrich the lives of young families. The incredible love parents share for their children and the dreams they hold for them to reach their full potential is universal. Wishes for Baby is our way to say – ‘we’re so inspired by all you do to give your children the best possible start in life’; – and we’re here to support you in nurturing your child’s development in the most engaging and playful way!” she added.
Created and produced in the early hours of New Year’s Day, the heartwarming short film captures the first wishes of new parents for their babies all around the world including the United States, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh and Poland. The 90-second film captures real parents holding their babies for the first time, showing that the best possible start in life begins with love.
“The first time you hold your baby, you wish so many things for them,” said Patrick Creadon, father of three young children. “I did too. You’re filled with an incredible desire that they have every opportunity in life. I was drawn to this project having filmed the births of my own children and knowing that new life, combined with self-reflection brought on by a new year, would be a powerful thing to portray. Parents are universally connected by the same wish for our children, built upon the same foundation of love. It transcends what we think divides us.”
Wishes for Baby is launched with paid media on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, followed by a six week social media engagement campaign across Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest to gather wishes and inspire genuine conversation with parents via #WishesForBaby. To see the conversation, visit facebook.com/fisherprice.
#WishesForBabyWell-known author, illustrator, and mother of two, Adele Enersen, will add a special touch to the engagement campaign by depicting the most popular wish themes from around the world in charming, artful responses. Each week, new prompts will encourage more sharing among the community and responses will be adapted into a growing catalogue of beautiful artistic expressions.The film was shot by local film crews at ten hospitals in seven countries and five continents guided by an international creative team. Filming in Kenya and Bangladesh was made possible with the help of Concern Worldwide, a 48-year-old international humanitarian organization doing what it takes in the world-s poorest countries to assist in the areas of disaster response, health and nutrition, climate resilience and more, with a particular focus on women and children.