This year has changed the lives of many Kiwis – we’ve been forced to look at our spending habits and families have become more important than ever.
To reflect this, Sweetshop’s Mark Albiston has directed a poignant new family-centric film for BNZ from Colenso BBDO.
It tells the story of Kiri, who – like many Kiwis this year – has had to move back home. It’s Christmas and she likes the feeling of warmth and security, but the unplanned move back to the family home is a tough transition. As she starts to adjust to home with her family after years away, she comes to the realisation of what’s really important.
Albiston says: “This spot is a nice reminder that Christmas isn’t about giving monetary gifts, it’s the thought that counts and we should all be thinking about our family and friends. It’s been a tough year.”
Kate Roydhouse, Executive Producer at Sweetshop adds: “We loved this script from Colenso. Simplicity was key throughout and Mark has made a wonderfully cinematic, emotive film that will no doubt resonate with all Kiwis.”
Agency: Colenso BBDO
CCO: Levi Slavin
ECD: Maria Devereaux
Art Director: Harry Skelton
Managing partner: Rachel Aikin
Business Director: Anastasia Potter
Head of TV: Tash Gill
Still Photographer: Troy Goodall
Production company: Sweetshop
Director: Mark Albiston
Executive Producer: Kate Roydhouse
Executive Producer: Ben Dailey
Producer: Andy Mauger
DOP: Ginny Loane
Editor: Luke Haigh
Colourist: Pete Richie
Music: Cam Ballantyne
Sound: Franklin Road