Bravo Anomaly London. What a wonderful antidote to all the sickly sweet same-same Christmas joy streaming through the internet right now.
The creative agency has followed its very funny black reimagining of the 12 Days of Christmas from last year, with another – let’s call it, subversive – Christmas story, Dear Satan.
This time, a little girl called Hope makes a terrible typo, that sends her Christmas letter to Satan instead of Santa. And all hell breaks loose. Pretty much literally – Satan becomes nice. Reeeally nice. Wearing yoga pants and friendship bracelets. Being full of words about love and understanding…and eventually working in as gluten-free bakery in Shoreditch.
Until he realises the error.
Then his anger returns. Can’t tell you the ending. Watch every brilliant moment yourself:
The film was written, directed, animated and produced by Anomaly and 7th Flr, with animation direction by Ben White, after a call out to everyone at Anomaly to offer ideas.
Agency: Anomaly London
Narrated by: Patrick Stewart
Written by: Alex Bingham, Conrad Swanston & Craig Ainsley
Animation Direction: Ben White
Animation: Ben Pearse, Joao Pereira & Tom Malins
Illustration: Serge Seidlitz @ B&A
Typography by: Kerry Roper
Asbestos Compliance Officer: Oli Beale
Directors: Alex Bingham, Ben White & Conrad Swanston
Producer: Tara Oliver
Sound Design: Mark Hellaby
Sound Design: Mike Bovill @ 750 MPH
Composor: Ashley Bates & Jamie Masters @ Adelhoi
Here’s some more Anomaly magic: