"It came to that time of year again for great fridays to share some festive fun with Christmas greetings. This year we set ourselves the challenge of creating a winter wonderland with handmade paper cut-out illustrations. Unlike month long productions of big blockbusters our little masterpiece would be made quicker than you can shout “Action!” We hatched a plan and swiftly moved into action. Designer Mathew Skitt made other members of the team anxious with his knife cutting skills, whilst Rowan Cavanagh’s steady hand rose to the challenge of building the scene with ease.
After hours of preparation the cast gathered together for rehearsal. With our very own Spielberg in Head Creative Ricky Phoolka sitting in the director’s chair it was time to get the film rolling. Interest from around the office began to grow, as did the pressure to perform with Nick Bazley, slightly amusingly, falling victim to stage fright.
After a few takes both cast and crew soon hit their stride for the big scene, everything coming together for the key shot of Santa flying through the clouds, Joe Whelan’s specially written music adding to the magic. Upon filming some close up shots, Ricky could confidently claim “It’s a wrap!”
It was a great team effort and we hope you enjoy watching as much as we did making it, we’ll see you at the Oscars!
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