Michel Gondry and Moz The Monster for John Lewis Christmas 2017

In his first outing for the highly-anticipated annual John Lewis Christmas spot, Oscar-winner Michel Gondry teams with UK practical model/creature makers Millenium FX to craft a 7-foot monster named Moz, with The Mill handling 3D/2D post.

Michel Gondry: “When I told my ex girlfriend I was doing the next John Lewis Christmas film she said: ‘You have big shoes to fill, this John Lewis commercial must make people cry, don’t forget’. Last week I showed it to her and she cried. Phew.”

Previous John Lewis Christmas ads featured on Stash:
2016: “Buster the Boxer”

2014: Monty the Penguin

2013: The Bear and the Hare

Moz the Monster credits:

Client: John Lewis

Agency: adam&eveDDB
Group Chief Creative Officer: Ben Priest
Chief Creative Officer: Richard Brim
Copywriter: Patrick McClelland
Art Director: Feargal Balance
Producer: Russell Taylor
Assistant Producer: Raluca Anastasiu

Production: Partizan
Director: Michel Gondry
Executive Producer: Jenny Beckett
Producer: David Stewart
Production Manager: Richard Wilson
Production Assistant: Theo Cassels
DOP: Tim Maurice Jones
Production Designer: Andrew Kelly

Model Making: Millenium FX

VFX Production: The Mill
Executive Producer: Alex Fitzgerald
Producer: Imogen Pai
Shoot Supervisor: Milo Paterson, Sam Driscoll
Creative Director: Neil Davies, Jorge Monteil
2D Lead Artist: Gianluca Di Marco
3D Lead Artist: Sam Driscoll
2D Artist: Milo Paterson, Theajo Dharan, Lucas Carracedo, Stefan Susemihl, Lucas Carracedo, Gary Driver, James Pratt
3D Artist: Josh Curtis, Robert Moore, Maria Carriedo, Jack Powell, Will Burdett, Clement Granjon, Daniel Kmet, Perrine Renard, Andrew Bartholomew, Margaux Huneau, Vaclav Cizkovsky, Tony Atherton, Maxime Cronier, Jesus Parra, Peter Agg, Joshua Barlow, Philip Maddock, Pavel Mimichev

Editing: Whitehouse Post
Editor: Russell Icke

Music Supervision Company: Leland Music
Music Supervisors: Abi Leland & Ed Bailie
Sound Company: Factory
Sound Design & Mix: Anthony Moore
Audio Book Sound Design & Mix: Jack Hallett

Soundtrack: Golden Slumbers, The Beatles
Performed by: Elbow