In Ireland, emigration is a way of life, with 48% of people born there deciding to (or having to) leave. More than 2 million Irish people have moved to Australia, on the other side of the world, tearing families apart.
This loneliness is most keenly felt at Christmas.
Three Mobile and Samsung wanted to help, using everyday technology to connect these families. Together they launched The Connected Restaurant, the world’s first restaurant where every table is split between Dublin and Sydney, 17,209km away. We hosted Christmas dinner for families split between these two locations so families stuck on 2 sides of the world finally got to experience Christmas dinner around one table, connected by Samsung Screens and Three Mobiles Network.
Within minutes the restaurant was booked for 3 month’s worth of sittings and families stuck on 2 sides of the world finally got to experience Christmas dinner around two halves of the same table, connected by Samsung Screens and Three Mobile’s network.
While guests attended the Connected Restaurant in Dublin and Sydney, we captured their experience and the stories behind why they couldn’t be together to make our film. Launching across YouTube, Facebook and Twitter the week before Christmas, wetouched the hearts of those missing their loved ones and inspired them to make a connected Christmas dinner of their own.