Lily and the Snowman from Cineplex

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With the holiday season upon us, I wanted to share one of my favorite short films for this time of year. This one was an advertising piece released last year for Cineplex, one of Canada's leading entertainment companies. Produced by Toronto agency Zulu Alpha Kilo, and directed by Dan & Jason of Hornet, Inc., this wonderfully emotional film bears a great message: "Make time for what you love."

The story is that of Lily, a young girl, and her magical snowman friend. We see them share a special bond in her youth, and how life eventually pulls them apart...until one day Lily is reminded of what is missing in her life.

The soundtrack is a particularly moving arrangement of the classic 1978 Genesis song, Follow You, Follow Me, performed by Vapor (featuring Adaline).

Here also, is an excellent look behind-the-scenes at the making of Lily & the Snowman. See how the filmmakers brought the magical story to life from initial concept to animation.

Credits

Production: Hornet Inc.
Director: Dan & Jason, Hyesung Park
Executive Producer: Hana Shimizu
Head of Production: Greg Bedard
Supervising Technical Director: Sang-Jin Bae
Producer: Desiree Stavracos
Storyboard Artist: Angela DeVito
Editor: Anita Chao, Stephanie Andreou
Art Director: Hyesung Park
Character Designer: Peter DeSeve
CG Supervisor: Arman Matin
CG Generalist: Richard Kim
Lead Compositor: Herculano Fernandes
Designer: Hyesung Park
Compositor: Allison Kocar, Isaiah Palmer
Modeler: Pedro Conti, Javier Leon, David Soto
Shading/Texturer: Javier Leon, ShuChen Lin, Kwan Au
Rigger: Lee Wolland, Michael Altman
Lighting & Rendering: Arman Matin, Susie Hong, ShuChen Lin
Particle FX: Andy Guttormsson
Pre-Viz: Arsen Arzumanyan, Matt Parent, Michael Altman, Bogdan Mihajlovic
CG Layout Artist: Arsen Arzumanyan, Kwan Au
Matte Painter: Dark Hoffman, Hyesung Park
Animators: Jamil Lahham, Goran Ognjanovic, Hee Jin Kim, Shendy Wu
Render Wrangler/Lighting Support: Kwan Au
Poster Designer: Denny Khurniawan
Aaron Platt: Director of Photography

Agency: Zulu Alpha Kilo
Chief Creative Officer: Zak Mroueh
Executive Creative Director: Allen Oke
Associate Creative Director: Noel Fenn, Andrew Caie
Art Director: Guilherme Bermejo
Writer: Nick Doerr
Clients: Susan Mandryk, Peter Furnish, Darren Solomon, Maxine Chapman, Laura Mingail
Agency Producer: Tara Handley
Account Team: Mike Sutton, Roy Gruia, Laura Robinson
Strategic Planner: Ebrahim El Kalza, Shari Walczak

Rep: Hesty Reps, Lisa Batke

Audio/Music House: Vapor Music
Audio Director: Joey Serlin, Brendan Quinn
Producer: Kailee Nowosad
Engineer: Julian Rudd
Music Licensing: Heather Gardner
Singer English: Adaline
Singer French: Julie Crochetiere
Original Composition of Genesis "Follow you Follow me" by Vapor Music

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