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The Best Work You May Never See: Thunderbirds Are Go In Halifax Bank Spot From adam&eveDDB

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Robert Goldrich
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The latest installment in adam&eveDDB, London’s campaign for Halifax Bank stars Lady Penelope and her long suffering butler, Parker--puppet characters from the Thunderbirds stop motion animation series.

Chauffeuring Lady Penelope about in her limousine, Parker asks if he can make a quick stop at a Halifax branch. He goes into the branch with a letter and is amazed to discover he has won the top prize of £500,000 in the Halifax Savers Prize Draw Superdraw. 

When asked by a bank employee what he’ll spend the money on, Parker thinks hard. Then we see him on a beach, cocktail in hand, while his boss Lady Penelope, is back at the mansion ringing the bell for attention with him nowhere to be seen!

The :40 is airing on British television.

Dom&Nic of Outsider directed, with puppetry from Century 21 Films and VFX/design provided by The Mill.

Credits

Client Halifax Agency adam&eveDDB, London Richard Brim, chief creative officer; Ben Tollett, group executive creative director; Catherine Cullen, TV producer; Jonathan John, copywriter; David Mackersey, art director; David Golding, chief strategy officer. Production Outsider Dom&Nic, directors; John Madsen, producer; Steve Elgar, production manager; Alex Barber, DP; Stephen La Riviere, Thunderbirds consultant  Puppetry Century 21 Films LTD Andrew T. Smith, Geraldine Donaldson, Richard Gregory, Elliot Pavelin, Toby Chamberlain, Hilton Fitzsimmons, puppeteers. Editorial Final Cut Struan Clay, editor; Frankie Elster, producer. VFX & Design The Mill Alex Fitzgerald, exec producer; Kirsty Ratcliffe, producer; Neil Davies, shoot supervisor/executive creative director; Fergal Hendrick, 2D lead artist; Jonathan Wood, shoot supervisor/3D lead artist; Alex Hammond, 3D lead artist; John Thornton, Gavin Marler, Nick Sze, Federico Ghetta, Zoe Cosh, James MacLachlan, Olivia O’Neil, Jose Caballero, Greg Spencer, Rebecca Clay, Adam Maynard, George Rockliffe, David Wishart, Richard Payne, Dan Adams, Gary Driver, Georgina Ford, Richard De Carteret, Sal Wilson, 2D artists; Ashley Tilley, Giacomo Cavalletti, Sergio Xisto, Hitesh Patel, Peter Agg, Will Burdett, Matthew Kavanagh, Jasmine Ghoreishi, Tom Hales, Alberto Lara, Alain Thay, Adam Droy, Finlay Crowther, Arnau Gilabert, Joshua Barlow, Roberto Costas Fernandez, Andrew Bartholomew, 3D artists; Rainer Stolle, German Casado, Jiyoung Lee, matte painting; Aurelien Ronceray, art department. Color The Mill David “Luddy” Ludlam, colorist; Thomas Mangham, Brendan Buckingham, color assist. Audio 750mph Sam Ashwell, engineer.

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