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2023 One Show - Film & Video

Raise Your Arches

Agency Leo Burnett / London + OMD / London + Framestore / London + Moxie Pictures / London

Client McDonald's


Cinema Advertising

Annual ID


About the Work

In a world of mounting pressure, an invitation to McDonald’s provides us all with a small, but much needed moment of light-hearted release. That invitation is so universal, it can be communicated without words, food, or restaurants. All it takes is a knowing raise of the eyebrows. We claimed ownership of that knowing look, with an epic 60 second film directed by iconic British film maker, Edgar Wright - known for hits such as the Hot Fuzz, Shaun of The Dead and Baby Driver – in what was his first UK commercial in over 15 years. The film told the story of a group of office workers conspiring with each other to take a break from the responsibilities of work and enjoy a moment to feel good at McDonald’s, by using the eyebrow raise action as a shared invitation. It quickly became a cultural phenomenon, watched by over 8 million people in the first weekend and inspiring over 2 million UGC videos across 40 different countries. To support the film, we also changed the iconic McDonald’s logo for the first time in history, created hundreds of targeted invitations, and even gave fans the chance to save money with an app promotion. Now anytime, anyone Raises Their Arches, it can mean only one thing… Fancy a McDonald’s?

2023 Awards

Total Points: 3




Leo Burnett / London

Production Company

Moxie Pictures / London

Music / Sound Production Company

750mph / London

Post Production Company

Framestore / London

Media Distribution Company

OMD / London

Creative Director

Andrew Long
James Millers


Jakk Breedon


Edgar Wright


David Webb

Executive Creative Director

Mark Elwood


Tom Van Schelven

Account Director

Alex Light
Alice Pavey

Account Executive

Brittony Kelly

Global Chief Creative Officer

Chaka Sobhani

Account Manager

Carys Parry

Audio Post Production

Sam Ashwell

Business Director

Jay Perry

Chief Marketing Officer, S.V.P

Michelle Graham-Clare


Stef Perry


Darran Nicholson

Head of Account Management

Sam Houlston

Head of Art Production

Jo Hodge

Head of Consumer Comms & Partnerships

Louise Page

Head Of Design

David Allen

Head of McDonalds TV Production

Graeme Light

Head of Planning

Tom Sussman

Head of Project Management

Jamie Teele

Media Team

Mandy Arora
Tejal Maru

Photography & Motion Production

Prodigious / London

Planning director

Joe Beveridge

Senior Creative

Gareth Butters

Senior Planner

Roxy Windisch

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