Who's it for: Sony by Frontage, Flying Fish and Blockhead Why we like it: 'Tis a beautiful piece of film, with New Zealand in a starring role. David Attenborough himself would probably rather stay inside to watch nature than venture into the real world after seeing this ...
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Who’s it for: Good Books by String Theory and Buck Why we like it: It's a brilliant, extremely well written tribute to the late great Hunter S. Thompson, it's for a great cause, and the animation is stupendous. Who’s it for: Dulux ...
The wise spokesrodent for sorted.org.nz has been helping to enhance Kiwis' money smarts for almost ten years now and the website is renowned as one of the best financial literacy programmes in the world. New Zealand's love affair with debt appears to be declining slightly, but there's still plenty of work to be done and plenty of gaps in the educational process. And, with the help of GSL Network, DoubleFish and Yukfoo, the newly refreshed and renamed Commission for Financial Literacy and Retirement Income has launched the first phase of a new campaign that hopes to get the punters planning.
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Every year young girls lug boxes of biscuits around suburban neighbourhoods, knocking on doors and smiling sweetly as they try to raise some much-needed money by feeding what could be seen as a longterm national addiction. This year Assignment enlisted the help of Yukfoo for the fundraising campaign and, with the voice talent of three Guides and netball star Maria Tuta'ia, as well as a dose of Yukfoo's typically impressive animation, it's hoping the charm offensive will help boost the number of Griffin's biccies being dunked around the country (if you want to avoid the grey sludge at the bottom of your cup, you'll be pleased to know that mechanical engineers in the UK have devised a mathematical formula to ensure the perfect technique).
If you were ranking car brands on the quality of their ads, VW would certainly be near the the top of the pile. And here are a couple of newbies, one a creative retail spot from DDB NZ and Robber's Dog that follows on from the darkly humorous 'Wedding Day' and the other from DDB Singapore, which employed the services of Yukfoo Animation and director Julian Stokoe for a cool, crayon-heavy, 60 second spot to promote the new Jetta.
...as BNZ makes some changes, OMD reels in a heavy-hitting English import, Affinity ID adds some digital grunt, and Yukfoo welcomes a stop-motion specialist.
Yukfoo Animation’s first short film Preferably Blue, which tells the story of an embittered, reprobate Easter Bunny, made its rather appropriate New York premiere at the 10th Tribeca Film Festival on Easter Sunday. And it's also off to Germany after being chosen to screen at the Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film in May.
The first round of finalists for AWARD have been announced, with Special Group, DDB, DraftFCB, Colenso, M&C Saatchi, Clemenger BBDO, AIM Proximity, Flying Fish, The Sweet Shop, Film Construction, YukFoo and Curious Film among those that made the cut in the Direct Marketing, Craft in Film and Craft in Print categories. More category finalists will be announced soon and the awards will be dished out on 25 February.