The Play Room's Adam Spivey has edited the new Post Office Christmas campaign for Hotspur & Argyle's comedy director David Kerr.
Entitled ‘All Wrapped Up for Christmas” this FCB Inferno written campaign shot through Hotspur & Argyle comprises of three 60 second commercials featuring actor and fast becoming comedic treasure, Robert Webb. As the larger than life “Minister of Christmas”, Webb’s eccentric and slightly bonkers character sets out to explain to a whole plethora of celebrity sidekicks, including Amanda Holden, Jim Carter, Gino D’Acampo and Pixie Lott, that Christmas needn’t be stressful with a bit of yuletide preparation and forward thinking regarding Christmas parcels and deliveries.
With a weirdly topsy-turvey rhyming jingle, an endearing little dachshund who all but steals the show, the Minister’s eccentric purpose is to inform us how we can send parcels of all shapes and sizes right up to the 23rd December. Highlighting an extended range of services now on offer, all in addition to what we would normally associate the role of the Post Office to be, the campaign is kept down to earth with a few cameos from some of the Post Office staff from across its enormous 11.500 branches.
Shot over 2 days in Ealing Studios the campaign was shot by Philipp Blaubach, posted at Unit and graded with colourist Aubrey Woodiwiss at Electric Theatre.
Adam’s ability to work swiftly with tight turnaround adds to another fantastic comedic edit. His cutting enhances the pace and eccentricity of the character and performance inherreant in the great rushes.
Once again Adam proves to be the comedy performance directors editor of choice.
To view the first in the Post Office campaign ‘Pixie’ click here