The power of synchronicity depicted in adam&eveDDB and Valuable 500 film for SYNC25 accountability summit for disability inclusion
Posted on 2024 Jan,31

Listen to the article

A campaign to promote the world’s first accountability summit for disability inclusion, SYNC25, begins today.

Created by adam&eveDDB, and directed by Dan DiFelice in partnership with Biscuit Filmworks, the launch film aims to inspire and encourage the business community to accelerate their work to end disability exclusion and hold themselves accountable ahead of the SYNC25 accountability summit to be held in Tokyo on 3rd December 2025. 

Taking inspiration from a murmuration, the awe-inspiring phenomenon in which very large groups of birds, fishes or insects move and change direction together, the film depicts a group of swimmers with and without disability, all collaborating to form a synchronised display, a metaphorical illustration of the power of Synchronised Collective Action and how beautiful things happen when we come together. 

The film has been produced in various versions and formats to ensure accessibility to different audiences.

It includes a Manifesto Film, Audio Description and ISL & Captions.



The agency was briefed on the campaign by the Valuable 500, a charitable, global organisation of 500 partners and companies working together to end disability exclusion.

In order to make radical changes to the lives of those 1.3 billion people living with a disability worldwide, at SYNC25, CEOs of these 528 businesses will unite to learn from failures, build on successes and set the stage for the work to be done as they strive towards achieving real, transformative change through true Synchronised Collective Action.

The launch film, which goes live on the Valuable 500 social channels today, supports the recent publication of their white paper on disability representation in media, marketing and product design in partnership with Yale University and research company Open Inclusion.

Richard Gayton and Darren Beresford, Creative Directors at adam&eveDDB, said: “Given that unemployment among persons with disabilities is as high as 80% in some countries, the need for an organisation like Valuable 500, and an event like SYNC25 which turns business promises into tangible change, has never been greater. We are proud to have been able to contribute in a small way to the incredible momentum already established by the Valuable 500 to end disability exclusion.”

Katy Talikowska, CEO of the Valuable 500, said: “With our partners and companies, we build accountability by working together and removing systemic barriers to end disability exclusion. The launch of this manifesto video also announces the name of the Valuable 500 Accountability Summit, which will take place in Tokyo at the end of 2025. SYNC25 will be a landmark event and a moment for our partners and companies to own their commitments, highlight successes, learn from setbacks, and set ambitions for the future.  

This video brings together disabled people representing diverse, intersectional identities to showcase the beauty and power of synchronicity. Our recent white paper on Inclusive Disability Representation calls on companies to join us in developing a shared, global standard and set of practices that can be applied across various industries.  

This is vital to our ongoing work to drive positive change in disability inclusion across three Synchronised Collective Actions in Leadership, Reporting, and Representation. Unstoppable transformation cannot happen alone.”




Client Valuable 500

Founder Caroline Casey

CEO Katy Talikowska

Head of Brand Rachel Dymond


Agency adam&eveDDB

Executive Creative Directors Ant Nelson & Mike Sutherland

Creative Directors Darren Beresford & Richard Gayton

Agency Producer Nikki Cramphorn

Assistant Producer Holly Wormleighton

Business Director Adam Patel

Account Director Miti Shah

Planning Director Roisin Mulroney

Senior Planner Catherine Willoughby

Project Manager: Amy Waldman

Designer: Scott Silvey


Production Company Biscuit Filmworks UK

Director Dan DiFelice

Producer Adam Oyejobi

Managing Director & EP Rupert Reynolds-Maclean

Head of Production Emily Atterton

Director’s Assistant James Murray

Production Assistants Dalia Saeed & Adam Sarr

Director of Photography Harry Wheeler

Production Designer James Early

Stylist Wiz Francis

Casting Director Claire Catterson

Hair & Make-Up Phoebe Llewellyn

Choreographer Supple Nam

Synchronised Swimming Coach Adele Carlsen


Editing Company Trim Editing

Editor Steve Shaw

Producer Polly Kemp, Charlie Dalton


Post-Production Selected Works

Executive Producer Alex Fitzgerald

Producer: Libby Gandhi

Creative Director Francois Roisin

Lead 2D Artist Theajo Dharan

2D Artists Mahesh Chandrasekaran, Richard Roberts, Valeria Scalamandre

Online Artist Dave Wishart

Colourist Mikey Rossiter


Audio Post-Production String & Tins

Sound Designer Adam Smyth

Audio Producer Laura-Leigh Smith

Music Composer Luke Atencio

Soundtrack Name Synchronised