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Whitehouse Post’s John Smith, Russell Icke, & Elena De Palma cut Christmas adverts for M&S, John Lewis, & Sky Cinema

20 November 2017

Whitehouse Post is pleased to be a part of the long-standing tradition of eagerly awaited Christmas adverts that seem to come out a bit earlier each year. John Lewis launched their first Christmas advert in 2007, the release of which has since become one of the early signs that Christmas is approaching.
This year, editor Russell Icke teamed up with frequent collaborator Michel Gondry at Partizan and Adam & Eve/DDB London to tell the imaginative story of Moz the Monster for John Lewis.

Sky, M&S and John Lewis Christmas Ads Sky, M&S and John Lewis Christmas Ads

The Marks & Spencer Christmas advert is always highly anticipated and John Smith was pleased to work with director Daniel Kleinman at Rattling Stick, Framestore, and Grey London on the heartwarming piece. Starring the beloved Paddington Bear, the story follows Paddington as he saves Christmas from a robber he mistakes as Santa Claus. “It was great fun to be a part of such a big campaign starring a cultural icon like Paddington,” says John Smith. "I've ordered some extra marmalade and a new duffel coat for Christmas."

Sky Cinema brought us another touching story this year focusing on the importance of holiday traditions through the years. Whitehouse Editor Elena De Palma teamed with director Ben Liam Jones at Strange Love Productions on the moving piece featuring The Sound of Music, one of the first films to be broadcast on Sky.

Stateside, Whitehouse editors also cut holiday ads for Jaguar, Land Rover, Starbucks, Kohls and Macy’s.

Producer, London

Contact Name
Antonia Porter
Email
antonia@whitehousepost.com
Phone
0207 432 4300

Executive Producer, New York

Contact Name
Caitlin Grady
Email
cgrady@whitehousepost.com
Phone
001.212.568.8200

Executive Producer, Chicago

Contact Name
Kristin Branstetter
Email
kristin@whitehousepost.com
Phone
001.312.822.0888

Executive Producer, Los Angeles

Contact Name
Joanna Manning
Email
joanna@whitehousepost.com
Phone
001.310.319.9908

Producer, London

Contact Name
Ryan Smith
Email
rsmith@whitehousepost.com
Phone
0207 432 4300