Art Department crew bring John Lewis’ Christmas 2021 ad to screens

4th November 2021

Art Department crew bring John Lewis’ Christmas 2021 ad to screens

Hats off to Prop Master Louis Glickman who was nominated ‘man of the match’ by producer Ewen Brown for his work on the latest John Lewis Christmas commercial Unexpected Guest. Designed by Nathan Parker, the festive ad follows the story of teenager, Nathan, who encounters a space traveller and shares the joys of Christmas for the first time.

These seasonal ads have become an institution and this year is no exception as Louis was joined by several of our Art Department crew including Sarah Mursal (Art Director); Sean Robinson (Props Assistant); Kat Docherty (Assistant Buyer); Rosie Rickman (Prop Buyer); and Alice Wintersteiger (Art Department Runner).

(Images and film clip: Unexpected Guest)

Directed by Mark Molloy for Smuggler and created in partnership with adam&eveDDB, the two-minute ad features 20-year-old singer-songwriter Lola Young covering the classic track, Together in Electric Dreams. With its alien encounter and space travel theme, look out for fairy lights, mince pies, Christmas jumpers and, of course, a spaceship.

As always there is an incredible amount of work that goes on BTS. Thanks to Kat Docherty for sending in these BEFORE & AFTER images of the props store.

(Image: Props Store – before)

(Image: Props store – After )