British fashion brand Jigsaw has collaborated with the National Film and Television School (NFTS) for its hero Christmas film, which tells the story of childhood neighbours through the years via the medium of fabric puppetry.
The stop-motion spot is entitled ‘Together Through The Years’ and stars the cloth-formed Isabel and Caspian as neighbours who anonymously surprise each other a present each year. Disaster strikes in 2005 when a misunderstanding prevents Isabel from opening the door to her beau, who has plucked up the courage to hand her his present in person for the first time.
All ends happily, however, when they are adults. They reunite over a present in 2017, and amorous photos displayed throughout the end credits suggest a romantic relationship blossoms soon after.
The film will be shown on Jigsaw’s website and social media channels as part of the brand’s festive ‘Have a Holly Jolly Lobster’ campaign, which ‘calls for optimism during surreal times’.