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Matthijs van Heijningen

Matthijs van Heijningen is known for his quirky approach to film making andhis generosity with the creative process. He's been one of the most acclaimed directors in Europe since 1999 and received Clios, Addys, Cannes Lions, and countless festival awards for his work.

His characteristic dry, absurdist sense of humour can be seen in his well-known commercials for brands including Canal+, Adobe, booking.com, and Kronenbourg.

"Operation Holiday"
Planning a family holiday can sometimes feel like a military exercise... something Argos take literally in their latest ad. The film depicts a family taking an unusual mode of transport to their vacation destination - it's one way of beating the traffic. The absurdity of the ad's premise is nicely contrasted with the mundane aspects of travel.
Creative Agency: The&Partnership Ⓦ
ECD: Yan Elliott / Micky Tudor
Creative Director: Laura Rogers
Creative: Dan Delhavi / Hayley Hammond
Account Director: Stephanie Leonard
Account Manager: Imogen Blackburne
Business Team: Gary Simmons
Senior Planner: Rebecca Munds
Planner: Claire Carmichael
TV Producer: Rick Carter
Ass't Prod (Agency): Hannah Greene
Film Production: MJZ Ⓟ Ⓦ
Director: Matthijs van Heijningen Ⓟ Ⓦ
Producer: Donald Taylor
1st AD: Bob Wilkins
Cinematograper: Joost van Gelder
Stunt Supervisor: Mo Marais
Production Designer: Chris Bass
Art Department: Maria Labuschagne
Editor: Jono Griffith @ Work Ⓦ
Post Production: Philip Whalley @ MPC Ⓦ
VFX: Rod Norman
3D VFX: Mike Little
Sound Design: 750MPH Ⓟ Ⓦ
Music: Cliff Richard - Summer Holiday
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