The Mill London


An Unlikely Friendship is the tale of an unexpected bond forged through a shared love for entertainment between two misfits: Hattie, a bullied hyena who can’t smile, and Carl, a grumpy zookeeper who can’t find any reasons to smile. What better character than a hyena, a usually misunderstood and feared animal, to tell a one-of-a-kind Christmas tale condensed into two minutes? The campaign was Prime Video's first Christmas advert in Europe, showcasing across seven countries on TV, digital channels, social media and cinemas.


  • Prime VideoClient
  • Adam Droy3D VFX Supervisor
  • BalladMix & Sound Design
  • Carmelo RodriguezCreative Director
  • Chris BalmondDirector
  • Dan CrozierProducer
  • Daniela BorgesPost Producer
  • Elena PinedaAccount Executive
  • Gemma HumphriesHead of Production
  • Helen CowleyMarketing Director
  • James BamfordColourist
  • Laureana FerrucciProducer
  • Mario ForniesExecutive Producer
  • Miguel RemisAccount Executive
  • Paul TempelmanAnimation Supervisor
  • Pete Hodsman2D VFX Supervisor
  • Philip Nicolai FlindtSound Designer
  • Richard PackerExecutive Producer
  • Rob HardyDirector of Photography
  • Tirso DiazFirst Assistant Director
  • Willy LomanaCreative Director
  • Xuan PhamCreative Director
  • Zelig SoundMusic Arrangement
  • Zico JudgeExecutive Producer
  • * The MillPost Production Agency
  • * Creative Circle, Creative Foundation & The UK Creative FestivalAwards Body
  • * D&AD
  • * Blur FilmsProduction Company
  • * Fiona MukherjeeCampaign Manager
  • * balladMusic Supervisor
  • * Tim MartinColourist
  • * Krysha ShahiCampaign Manager
  • * Marc SoriaEditor
  • * CYWAdvertising Agency

An Unlikely Friendship


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