Santa accidentally leaks the 'naughty list' in latest film for Air New Zealand via Host/Havas, Sydney

Screen Shot 2018-11-30 at 9.28.35 am.jpgAir New Zealand has launched its new Christmas video developed by Host/Havas Sydney, which sees the world's naughtiest children unite in a bid to get back in Santa's good books, after the Big Man accidently leaks his official "naughty list".
 
'The Nicest Christmas Ever' shows Air New Zealand flying to the rascals' rescue, assembling an International Naughty Kids Summit to tackle the threat of empty stockings.
 
Knowing that Santa is always watching, the delegation of little darlings pledges better behavior - but when talks stall with the US representative, it falls to New Zealand to save the season.

Screen Shot 2018-11-30 at 9.28.49 am.jpgMore than 300 children of Air New Zealand employees auditioned to take part in the clip, with 17 selected to star as extras alongside the airline's ground and cabin crew. Santa makes an appearance, as well as "Noel" the elf from last year's Air New Zealand Christmas video.
 
Air New Zealand general manager global brand and content Jodi Williams says the airline has a reputation for poking fun and wanted to inject some Kiwi humour into Christmas celebrations.
 
Says Williams: "From childhood memories of writing to Santa, through to the drama of a festive tech fail, the heartwarming video plays on silly season moments in a very Kiwi way.
 
Screen Shot 2018-11-30 at 9.29.00 am.jpg"Showcasing our people is a hallmark of Air New Zealand's brand campaigns and it was fantastic to be able to share the limelight with more of the Air New Zealand family this time."
 
The video follows Air New Zealand's 'A Very Merry Mistake' from Christmas 2017 which shared Santa's struggle to decipher the New Zealand accent. This campaign attracted 13 million views and won the Global Content award at the PRWeek Global Awards in London.

Client: Air New Zealand
Global Brand Project Team: Jodi Williams, Jessica Yip, Samantha Saunders, Maria Ryan-Young, Karina Wenker, Saffron Dunlop, Andy Havill, Maria Hahn.
 
Creative Agency: Host/Havas
ECD: Jon Austin
Senior Copywriter:  Hadleigh Sinclair
Senior Art Director:  Jack Delmonte
Senior Account Director:  Laura Mahony
Planning Director: Jessica Page / Bernadine Brewer
Broadcast Producer:  Stephanie Cameron
Print Producer: Gary Wallis
 
Production Company: FINCH
Director: Alyssa McClelland
Managing Director: Corey Esse
Executive Producer: Karen Bryson
Producer: Jimena Murray
Director of Photography: Andrew Stroud
Production Designer: Brant Fraser
Editor: Drew Thompson
Edit House: ARC Edit
Post-Production: NAKATOMI
Colourist: Ben Eagleton
 
Music and Sound Design: Song Zu
 
Photography by Fraser Clements
Photography Production: The Incredible Picture Company
 
Media agency: Carat NZ, Dentsu Aegis Network

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