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Manor’s Christmas Ad is an Tale of Animated Elven Antics

BETC Shopper and Passion Paris create spectacular scenes of Santa’s workshop in campaign for the Swiss department store

Manor’s Christmas Ad is an Tale of Animated Elven Antics

'Special Everyday' – that is Swiss department store Manor’s commitment: to make every day special. So, when it came to Christmas, the most special day of the year, they had to think of something out of the ordinary. 

After last year’s success with the animated film ‘The Drawing’, BETC Shopper once again turned to director Kevin Grady from multi-awarded directors collective AgainstAllOdds to create this year’s Yuletide tale, produced by Passion Paris. 

‘The Gift’ is a spin-off from last year’s film, in the same spirit but this time the hero of the film is one of Santa’s little Elves. Elfred for those who know him. 

How will Elfred react when a little boy discovers the great secret of the Manor store? 

Action, humour and tenderness are the magic ingredients of this heartwarming Christmas tale, with which Manor hopes to bring Christmas magic to all the Swiss homes and wish them all a very special and Merry Christmas!  

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Advertiser: Manor

Clients: Stéphane Maquaire, Sandra Kottenauer, Jennifer Frame

Creative Agency

Creative Agency: BETC

Copywriter: Nathalie Dupont

Producer: David Brakha

Executive Creative Director: Rémi Babinet

Creative Director: David Soussan & Marie-Eve Schoettl

Art Directors: Francis de Ligt, Fanny Branger (DA Assistant)

Traffic : Alexandra Chini

Production Company

Production Company: Passion Paris

Director: AgainstAllOdds


Sound Company: Schmooze


Animation Company: Red Knuckles

Compositing: Sanjiv Sen

Genre: Animation , Storytelling