2013 The Bear The Hare

Filmmaker Friday: Cynthia Heyd

December 14, 2018

This week, we get a little festive, Cynthia Heyd tells us all about her favourite holiday commercials:

In my career, which has been longer than I want to admit ( HA!), the thing that has always excited me the most is great storytelling. Marry the storytelling with exquisite visuals/cinematography and an emotional track and I am hooked! The feeling of “I wish I’d worked on this” kicks in every time!

At the Holiday season, we hit the zenith in beautiful and emotional spots from John Lewis. I wait for it every year and I am never disappointed! This year’s spot was amazing starring Elton John and the story of his rise in music with the support of his mom and the genesis being a gift of a piano at Christmas a long time ago. Lovely, it gets me every time.

So, in the spirit of the season. Here are links to the last 8 years of John Lewis Christmas spots; all brilliant. Take the time to watch and escape the frenzy of the season! What’s your favourite?

2011 – Long Walk

2012 – The Journey

2013 – The Bear & The Hare

2014 – Monty the Penguin

2015 – Man on the Moon

2016 – Buster the Boxer

2017 – Moz the Monster

2018- #EltonJohnLewis

Happy Holidays!