Kim Nguyen peers in on the gut-wrenching turmoil of child birth for fathers in the humorous new :60 spot “Welcome to the World” for New York Life Insurance out of Anomaly, NY. The ever-imaginative director utilizes her comedic storytelling to take an unconventional look at the birth of family financial planning, featuring a father-to-be in the delivery room struggling with a stomach that is far less than steel.
The spot features comedian Demetri Martin bringing his dry wit to the part of an insightful gardener and off-screen voice of reason to a soon-to-be father of three. This first collaboration marks a new creative direction for New York Life.
The combination of creative talent remarkably captures the financial worries, fear, and distinct labor “pains” fathers face in the midst of the chaos that occurs in the delivery room. The spot concludes with the all too common, though ironic truth that a father often times needs more consolation and hand holding than his wife― who just experienced the physical agonies of giving birth.
Client: New York Life
Title: "Welcome to the World" :60. :30. :15
Production Company: Backyard
Director: Kim Nguyen
Director of Photography: Chris Soos
President/Partner: Blair Stribley
Managing Director/Partner: Chris Zander
VP/Executive Producer: Kris Mathur
Head of Production: Emily Malito
Line Producer: Robyn Moskow
Editorial: Arcade NY
Editor: Dave Anderson
Executive Producer: Sila Soyer