Thursday, January 18, 2018
You are here:

The Best Work You May Never See: Bent Image Lab Solves Santa Milk Mystery For Dairy Farmers of Canada, DDB Toronto


Robert Goldrich
Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017


Log in or register now!

Dairy Farmers of Canada (DFC) celebrates the season with a charming film that connects the brand with the magic of the holidays. DFC’s holiday campaign by DDB Canada in Toronto shares a story of what happens to the milk children lay out for Santa on Christmas Eve.
“Milk plays an integral role in the long-standing tradition of leaving a glass out for Santa on Christmas Eve,” explains Sébastien Bergeron, assistant director, Mmarketing, DFC.  “Our holiday campaign celebrates this cultural moment to connect the brand with the holidays in a relevant way.”
The 60-second stop-motion animated online film, “A glass for Santa,” asks the question whether or not Santa actually drinks all the milk on Christmas Eve.  Set to a cover version of Stevie Wonder’s track “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time,” the film is made entirely out of felt and was handcrafted by Bent Image Lab.


Client Dairy Farmers of Canada Agency DDB Canada, Toronto Cosmo Campbell, chief creative officer; Paul Wallace, executive creative director; Allan Topol, copywriter; Craig Ferguson, art director; Lorrie Zwer, producer; Brett McDonald, director of strategy. Production Bent Image Lab, Portland, Ore. Rob Shaw, director; Anthony Greene, exec producer; Brianna Vitale, producer; Greg Arden, art director; Ean McNamara, production designer; Mark Eifert, DP; Jesse McManus, character designer; Kamela Heyward, storyboards; Dani Turner, production coordinator; Jim Birkett, lighting/camera; Javan Ivey, armaturist/animator; Tina Hsu, Adam Taylor, animators; Jayme Hansen, Sara Moen, Lebrie Rich, Emily Myers, character fabricators; Aspen Farer, Chris Landon, model makers; Matt Lask, set fabrication; Kyle Wallace, Kelsey Curtis, Cary Sigler, art dept. production assistants; Cameron Carson, compositor; Brent Heise, editor. (Toolbox: Nuke, Adobe Premiere Pro) Color Mission Control Jalal Jemison, color corrector. Music A cover version of the Stevie Wonder track, “Everyone’s a Kid at Christmas Time” Audio Post Grayson Matthews, Toronto


<iframe width="560" height="349" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


<iframe width="640" height="390" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


<iframe width="853" height="510" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


<iframe width="1280" height="750" src="" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Log in or register now!
Log in or register now!

Recent SHOOT News Stories

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The Sundance Film Festival has always been a place for boundary-pushing...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The International Cinematographers Guild (ICG, IATSE Local 600) has...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

In her first televised interview, Dylan Farrow described in detail Woody...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Detroit (Annapurna Pictures) marked a reunion for cinematographer Barry...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Y&R’s SparkPlug program, a collaborative incubator that connects...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

What makes a private sexual encounter newsworthy? A little-known website...

Recent SPW Releases

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Advertising agency Camp + King has appointed three executives to its...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

Dan Waymack is a filmmaker and president of Waymack & Crew, a...

Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018

The One Club for Creativity, the world’s foremost non-profit organization...

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

The Costume Designers Guild announced that Golden Globe award-winning...

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

Pop culture icon Jonathan Goldsmith bending a spoon with his mind (“Bible...

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018

The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) announces Oscar®-winner...