London’s Heathrow Airport has released its first-ever Christmas commercial, a cute story that follow elderly teddy bears going through Heathrow airport. The spot is part of brand campaign marking Heathrow’s 70th anniversary.
The spot was created by Havas London and directed by Dom&Nic through Outsider Productions, with animation by The Mill. The ad was filmed over three days while Heathrow was fully operational.
“Christmas is my favorite time of year at Heathrow. The airport is abuzz with families and friends reuniting for this special time of year,” says Heathrow’s commercial director Jonathan Coen. “We love the film and hope the bears’ journey through the airport captures that excitement you feel when walking through Heathrow arrivals into the arms of your loved ones at Christmas.”
Client: Heathrow Airport
Creative Agency: Havas London
Creative Director: Ben Mooge
Creative: Daniel Bolton, Barnaby Packham
TV Producer: Kiri Carch
Assistant Producer (Agency): Femi Ladi
Film Production: Outsider
Postproduction, Animation: The Mill
Music Supervision: Lisa McCaffery, Oliver Jay at Curved Arrow