Mothers Really Shine

“I used your handbag as a spew bag”

We all know flying with kids ain’t easy, so to celebrate Mother’s Day and all the onboard moments where mothers really shine, Air New Zealand + Host Sydney came to us to create a cute, whimsical film featuring children sharing their stories where Mum saves the day.

“Crotches splashed with wine”

 From the start we wanted a mixed media approach to the film, so we mixed live action shots of the kids with crafty designed illustrations, brought to life using a mix of frame by frame and 2D animation. The result is a fun, colourful, quirky film. A true tribute to all mothers out there.


Client: Air New Zealand

Creative: Host Sydney
Chief Creative Officer: Darren Spiller
Creative Director: Jon Austin
Creative Director: Kirsty Gavin
Copywriter: Josie Burns
Art director: Matt Ennis
Head of Broadcast:  Kaija Wall
Senior Producer: Eleanor Rout
Managing Director: Laura Aldington
Account Director: Jo Thomasson
Account Manager:  Andrew Dengate

Production Company : Sixty40
Executive Producers: Bonnie Law & Will Alexander
Senior Producer: Charu Menon
Executive Creative Director: Simon Robson
Director: Boca Ceravolo
Animation Director: Fred Venet
DOP: Simon Higgins
Illustration: Fred Venet
Animators: Luke Carvell, Dom Aldis
Editor: Greg Constantaras