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9 February 2021

Drive-by dreaming.

by Syd Briscoe


Ambrosia Custard: “Devon Knows” - 30s

A curious mole takes a trip skyward in this part-animated commercial for Ambrosia Custard. The mellifluous film sees the mole hitch a ride on a yellow balloon, drifting contentedly across the countryside before making a pitstop to put the, erm, nick in picnic. The Everly Brothers' 'All I Have to Do is Dream' provides a suitable soporific soundtrack to the gentle journey.

Lovely character design lends the film an added layer of charm, as the once-subterranean beast encounters some curious wildlife along the way. It's hard to give a furry mascot the right amount of personality while still remaining utterly wholesome, so kudos to directors Jonny & Will for successfully walking the tightrope between sweet and saccharine.


Creative Agency: McCann London Ⓟ Ⓦ
Creative Director: Kate Pozzi
Senior Creative: Jenna Morrissey / Roanna Stalland
Agency Producer: Bebe Kiffin
Film Production: Blinkink Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Jonny & Will Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: James Youngs
Post Production: Alannah Currie @ Coffee & TV Ⓟ Ⓦ
Colourist: George Neave @ Coffee & TV Ⓟ Ⓦ

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