JWT Toronto Plugs Canadian Film Festival in Zombie-Themed Spot

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By Erik Oster Comment

JWT Toronto worked with director Jonathan Bensimon to create the above zombie-themed spot promoting the Canadian Film Festival, which runs from March 20-22.

The 2:49 effort follows the story of Antoine Zombé, a zombie actor who is an actual zombie and also happens to be Canadian (so he’s a polite zombie). “Canadian Zombie” traces Antoine’s career arc from his early days struggling with auditions — “More zombie, less polite Canadian,” one director tells him — to his success as a movie star (complete with zombie takes on popular hits, like “Raging Zombie,” “Eating Private Bryan,” and “I, Zombie.” It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek approach to promoting the Canadian Film Festival, where “The films are great” and, like Antoine, “they just happen to be Canadian.” Stick around for credits after the jump. Credits

JWT:
Brent Choi – Chief Creative & Integration Officer
Ryan Spelliscy – SVP Creative Director
Jim Wortley – Executive Creative Director
Colin Winn – Associate Creative Director
Shelby Spigelman – Producer

SPY:
Director/Cameraman – Jonathan Bensimon
Executive Producer – Marni Luftspring
Executive Producer – Stephanie Walker-Wells
Line Producer – Jason Aita

MARRIED TO GIANTS:
Editor – Graham Chisholm

POST:
Alter Ego – Tricia Hargoiles/Steve McGregor

MUSIC:
Grayson Matthews – Tom Westin/Dave Sorbrara

 

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