Live Action - Henry & Ssong

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AdAgeP&G, Google and Adobe Make TED’s 2013 Ads Worth Spreading
AdWeekGoogle Earth’s Incredible Ad About a Little Boy Lost Will Make You Cry, and Then Smile
Business InsiderBusiness Insider’s 10 Best Ads Of 2013
Daily DotGoogle’s ‘Homeward Bound’ ad is almost too amazing to be true
EdgeNow, are you sitting comfortably?
Fast CompanyHow A Lost Boy Used Google Earth To Find His Home 25 Years Later
Huffington Post‘Saroo Brierley: Homeward Bound’ Beautifully Tells How Google Earth Reunited Man With His Mom
Media PostA Family Reunited In Google’s “Homeward Bound”
MirrorLost child finds mum 25 years later because he recognized their home on Google Earth
SaysThis True Story Of A Lost Boy’s Journey Home Will Make You Cry And Smile At The Same Time
Vanity FairA Home at the End of Google Earth

Compassionate global storytellers, Henry and Ssong blend warm visuals with moving narratives to craft films that inspire. Their naturalistic approach and utmost respect for their subjects evoke a truly human touch, proving these two young craftsmen are masters.

Henry Chen & Ssong Yang first teamed up at the Rhode Island School of Design where they learned to explore, discover, and create. They galvanized around both the idea of human expression and also a focus on global and compelling stories that need to be told. Last year, they traveled to India to direct Saroo Brierley: Homeward Bound, an award-winning short spot for Google that has over a million views and awarded the prestigious Young Directors Award at Cannes, won the AdStar Silver Innovation Award (2013), screened at Google Zeitgeist 2013, and was one of TED’s “10 Ads Worth Spreading” of 2014. The short is currently being developed into a feature film.

Most recently, they made their first music video debut with Hozier, “From Eden” and have picked up a Silver Lynx at the 2015 Dubai Lynx Awards and both Silver & Bronze at the 2015 Cannes Lions Festival for their work with Delta.

Selected Press + Awards:

Forbes - Forbes Top 20 Most Memorable Ads

TED - Ads Worth Spreading

Cannes - Young Directors Award

Dubai Lynx Award, Silver - IKIGAI

Dubai Lynx Award, Bronze - IKIGAI

2015 Silver Cannes Lion - Delta Innovation Class

2015 Bronze Cannes Lion - Delta Innovation Class

AdStar Silver Innovation Award

Cannes Lion Shortlist