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1 December 2020

Dreaming to you.

by Syd Briscoe

Great Ormond Street Hospital: “Home for the Holidays” - 90s

Those feeling the loss of a big Christmas get-together this year may find their perspective shifted by this touching animated ad for Great Ormond Street Hospital. As the charity attempts to get as many patients home for the holidays as possible, the film follows the nocturnal journey of a young patient as she dreams her way off the ward.

With storybook-style animation and some lovely moments of whimsical humour (the squirrel surprised by one bed creeping past with its sleeping cargo is a nice touch), the film puts a soft spin on the very real work that goes into giving sick kids the chance to have Christmas at home.

Director/animator Marlies van Der Wel has struck a great balance between poignant and hopeful here, with live-action footage at the end ensuring the emotional heart of the film hits home.

Creative Agency: adam&eveDDB Ⓟ Ⓦ
CCO: Richard Brim
ECD: Mike Sutherland / Antony Nelson
Creative: Simone Wärme / Jeppe Vidstrup
Agency Producer: Nikki Cramphorn
Film Production: Partizan Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Marlies van Der Wel
Producer: Leo Green
Executive Producer: Duncan Gaman
Animation: Marlies van Der Wel / Manuel Ferrari / Taco Potma
Audio Mix: Dan Beckwith / James Utting @ Factory Ⓟ Ⓦ
Audio Producer: Lucy Spong
Composer: Pieter de Graff

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