Chinese New Year is almost upon us once again and like a clockwork, plenty of companies have begun to release thematic advertisement or short film to mark the occasion. Among them is Tenaga Nasional who seemed to have once again continued its long tradition of producing quality content to celebrate Chinese New Year.
Called “Reality Not Virtual”, the 4-minute short film depicts a character named Bryan who has received a package from his family in the form of virtual reality headset. We are not going to spoil it further but believe us when we say that this short film is worth your time:
Crafted with the help from Reprise Digital, the new short film was directed by Quek Shio Chuan of Reservoir Production, who is also known for his work on the critically acclaimed film, Guang. Interesting enough, this is not the first time that the director has worked with TNB as Shio Chuan was also involved in the company’s 2019, 2018 and 2017 Raya release as well as it 2018 Deepavali advert.
All in all, the short film above managed to highlight the crossroad between technology, tradition, and family values in a very well-thought and humorous manner. It pretty much delivers the very tagline that appeared at the end of the short film: “celebrations are best experienced in real life,”.
(Source: Tenaga Nasional @ YouTube.)