ESC short film by Sam Southward and Foreal | STASH MAGAZINE

Sam Southward and Foreal Look to “ESC” in OFFF Mexico 2023 Titles

An accelerating existential crisis drives a young woman to an epiphany about life’s important things (like cats) in this animated comedy from UK director Sam Southward and German studio Foreal for OFFF MX in Mexico City. [Watch]

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Psyop and Riff Raff’s Aldi Christmas Spot Finds Kevin the Carrot in a Wonka Wonderland

In a mesmerizing mix of CG and live action, Psyop directing duo Todd Mueller and Kylie Matulick reprise their Aldi holiday hero Kevin the Carrot while packing the full 90 seconds with layers of characters, gadgets, food, and comic details. [Watch]

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Mr. Beaver Bakes Up a Sweet Christmas in Tonic DNA’s IGA Holiday Spot

Lead by directors Kun Chang and Fabien Fulchiron, Tonic DNA in Montreal re-teams with grocery retailer IGA and agency Sid Lee to conjure a grandfather’s magical story of Mr. Beaver and how he came to share his favorite holiday dessert. [Watch]

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Hornet Hosts a “Cuisine Exchange” Party for Kroger’s Christmas

The avalanche of holiday heart-warmers continues with the return of Kroger’s much-loved Kroji characters in a tale directed by Yves Geleyn and Michael Thurmeier at Hornet thru agency Adam&eveDDB New York. [Watch]

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Marks & Spencer & Dom & Nic & The Mill & Dawn French & Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney

Newly adopted sons of Wales Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney join comedian Dawn French as she reprises her fairy role in the annual Marks & Spencer holiday outing via Outsider directors Dom&Nic with animated mittens and VFX by The Mill. [Watch]

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Paloma Baeza and Nexus “Make it Sparkle” in a Very Flamingo Christmas

Nexus director Paloma Baeza, who won a BAFTA and an Annie for her stop-motion short film Poles Apart featuring two bears, moves on to CG birds in this glitzy holiday number for British online retailer Very. [Watch]

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