Guy who made Christmas ad with $100 budget makes emotional loneliness film

trending 07/12/2018

Remember that super low budget Christmas ad that went viral for hitting everyone in the feels? Here's Meg reacting to it if not - it's worth a watch we promise. Just have the tissues ready.

Well anyway, the guy who made the ad is back again with another heartbreaker, this one centreing around loneliness, and still with some Christmas feel. Again, we recommend the tissues before watching it above. 

Phil Beastall's new film's title, 'Time is a Gift', alludes to the similarity to his previous film which was called 'Love is a Gift'. The 32-year-old filmmaker from Gloucestershire in the UK sure does have the knack for toying with your emotions is just a few minutes, and both had us holding back the tears. 

The film was made as part of Good Morning Britain's '1 Million Minutes' campaign, which aims to encourage people from across the UK to pledge some of their time to help someone who has lost a loved one or is lonely.

A summary of the campaign reads: "A survey by Good Morning Britain has found that more than half of Brits felt lonely after losing someone they were close to, a third said such a loss had had a detrimental effect on their mental health - we want to change that.

"An hour of company over the Christmas period could make a real difference to someone who has lost a loved one or is alone. Pledging an hour a week could help a neighbour get essentials from the shops. You can pledge to support one of our three charities, or support someone off your own back as and when you can. How much time can you give?"