Just one more from the holidays before we move on: In a film by Blinkink’s Nina Gantz for LOEWE’s and in collaboration with acclaimed puppeteer Josie Corben (Isle of Dogs), this week’s pick mixes live action with Corben’s highly stylized, hand-cut and sewn fabric puppets for the launch of LOEWE’s William De Morgan Christmas Capsule collection. Inspired by British arts and craft ceramicist William De Morgan to announce the release of the luxury brand’s new ready-to-wear range for Christmas, “An Otter’s Tale,” follows a fabric otter through the work of De Morgan to an entire land of his imagination. These scenes are set against the classic Leighton House in Holland Park–home to some of William De Morgan’s original artwork and designs.

In the dreamlike piece, an otter, a wading bird, a dragonfly and a dodo come together in a visual display evocative of cautionary evolution tales. The action is accompanied by choral music composed for the campaign by Terence Dunn and recorded with The Brighton festival chorus, consisting of 120 singers. The campaign features a collection Spanish fashion house’s new capsule collection–also inspired by De Morgan. Renowned for his fantastic creatures and floral arabesques, the work is well-celebrated by Gantz and the Blinkink team.

You can find out more about how the film was made by watching this video:

Client: LOEWE
Production: Blinkink
Director: Nina Gantz
Executive Producer: Bart Yates
Producer: Janet Smith
Production Manager: Jack Bingham
Animators: Steve Warne, Andy Biddle, Adam M. Watts
Animation Rigger: Robin Jackson
VFX Supervisor: Quentin Vien
Post Production Manager: Rosanna Morley
Compositors: Emre Samioglu, Turker Tuncer
DoP: Malcolm Hadley
1st AD: Rory Shaw
Location Manager: Ross Kirkman
Focus Puller: Toby Goodyear
Steadycam: Jon Kassell
Gaffer: Tim O’Connell
Electricians: Jonathan Woodard, Billy Boston, Robin Brigham
DIT: Nat Valente
CCTV: Ewan Macfarlan
Art Director / Production Designer: Gordon Allen
Assistant Art Director: Jasmine Nixon
Needleworker: Eden Allen
Puppet Maker: Josie Corben
Assistant Puppet Maker: Isobel Irwin
Tapestry Maker: Rose Popham
Set Maker: Yossel Simpson Little
Set Dresser: Brin Frost
Model Maker: Sarah Crombie, Rachel Lloyd
Scenic and Model Painter: Richard Davidson
Making of: Joe Eckworth
Grade: Simona Cristea (Coffee and TV)
Music: Terence Dunn
Performers: The Brighton Festival Chorus