'Last Christmas, Anna’s Dad gave her the most perfect surprise ever...Her very own Snow Cloud.'
An animated 'sequel' to Dublin agency BOYS & GIRLS 2014 live action spot for THREE MOBILE 'The Perfect Surprise'. This charming 2min 50" film continues the story of the enduring friendship between young Anna and her very own cloud. For a while everything is all fun & games, but as time passes and seasons change, Anna realises that her cloud is homesick...
This heartfelt spot was adapted & directed by STUDIO AKA's PHILIP HUNT from an original story by the team at Boys & Girls, and produced in record time working with a specialist crew assembled at RED KNUCKLES under lead artists MARIO UCCI & RICK THIELE. A dedicated group of animators brought the characters to life from original artwork by designers OLGA STERN & AMANDINE PECHARMAN. Client: Three Ireland
Agency: Boys and Girls
Producer: Sharon Titmarsh
Directed by: Philip Hunt
Produced by: Studio AKA & Red Knuckles
Narration: Ciaran Hinds
Original Music: Denis Kilty
Art Direction: Amandine Pecharman
& Olga Stern
Lead CG artists: Mario Ucci & Rick Thiele
Animators: Conor Ryan, Pascale Bories, Ning-En Chang, Fabiana Ciatti, Juliette Coutellier, Ines Pagniez, Tammy Smith, Paul Torris.
Lighting/Compositing: Mario Ucci. Rick Thiele, Clementine Delcourt, Clarisse Valeix. Modelling/Texturing: Francis-Xavier Martins, Rigging: Laura Trout Editing: Matt Dollings
Artists: Amandine Pecharman, Olga Stern,Tristan Menard, Antoine Birot, Manddy Wyckens, Steve Small
Sound Design: Locky Butler
Violin Darragh McGrath, Cello Matt Rafter
'& she wanted to share this gift with everyone...'
'This unlikely pair soon became the best of friends…'
' and for a while it was all fun & games.'
'But when spring arrived, things changed...'
'...and the little cloud became unhappy'
'Anna knew inside that this was no way to carry on.'
'Dad wanted to know what the perfect surprise would be, this year...'
'… Anna knew straight away.'
'...And this is how Anna found a way to make a perfect Christmas, more perfect still.'