Month: December 2009

Happy Hour produce Park Christmas savings DRTV campaign

Posted in: DRTV

Bristol based TV commercial production company, Happy Hour Productions, has created a direct response TV campaign for savings club Park Christmas Savings.

Directed by Scott Pleydell-Pearce and starring actress Claire Sweeney, the DRTV campaign was shot over three days and took ten weeks to produce. The ads will run until February 2010 to promote the benefits for saving for Christmas 2010, now.

Tom George, executive producer for Happy Hour, said: “It was an exciting set of DRTV commercials to work on and allowed us to combine our CGI animation and live action experience working alongside Claire Sweeney and Park’s animated fairy character. Park Christmas Savings has firmly established itself as the number one Christmas savings club, and we were delighted to be given the opportunity to produce these direct response tv commercials for them.”

Happy Hour brings in Fantastic Mr Fox AD Kev Harwood

Posted in: Team News

Bristol based film, video and animation production company Happy Hour Productions has announced that Kev Harwood, assistant director of Fantastic Mr Fox, has rejoined as animation producer.

Harwood previously worked as production manager and then assistant director at Aardman Animations before joining Happy Hour in 2007.

He was then approached by Wes Anderson, director of Fantastic Mr Fox to join him on the project as first assistant director where he was responsible for the co-ordination of us to 35 animation units at a time and oversee the running of production.

Harwood commented: “I’m very happy to be rejoining Happy Hour – a company I’ve always enjoyed working for. I’m looking forward to bringing the ideas and experiences I learnt from Wes Anderson back to Happy Hour and applying these to the company’s clients. Happy Hour’s reputation continues to grow within the industry and it’s a great time to be back onboard.”

Meanwhile, the company has also appointed Scott Pleydell-Pearce to its team of directors, having also worked at Aardman where he eventually became co-head of the CGI department during nine years there.

He is currently working on a number of projects for Happy Hour including directing a series of commercials for the firm’s Park Christmas Savings and High Street Vouchers direct response TV campaigns.