Scouting for Girls “Let’s Not Go Away” by Blue Zoo
This year’s inhouse holiday short from London’s Blue Zoo and first-time director Katie Gascoyne is a sweet and all-too-true film disguised as a video for “Let’s Not Go Away,” the Christmas single from English indie band Scouting for Girls.
Blue Zoo co-founder Oli Hyatt at: “Every year we make something funny and Christmas related and this song was hilarious, cheeky and also incredibly sentimental.
“We got cracking right away with an in house competition for an animated short film to go with the song. Anyone can enter, and Katie from HR won with a sentimental concept, just this side of weird. This was the perfect chance to create a short film in our recently opened 2D studio.”
Katie Gascoyne: “For me, this was an opportunity to tell a Christmas story with all the sweetness you’d expect, but a bit off-kilter. At its heart, it’s about leaving obligation behind and spending Christmas with the people we choose to.”
Watch the making-of film:
Label: Sony Music Entertainment UK
Artist: Scouting for Girls
Production: Blue Zoo
Director: Katie Gascoyne
Toolkit: ToonBoom Harmony