- Brand - M&S
- Spot - Christmas With Love From Mrs Claus
- Music Title - With Love
- Artist - Chamber Orchestra Of London & Alistair King
- Master Rights - Cool Music
- Composer - Portman
- Publisher - Du Vinage Music
- Music Supervisor - Dan Neale @ Native
- Ad Agency - RKCR Y&R
- Creative - Alice Burton, Psembi Kinstan
- Film Co - Smuggler
- Director - Tom Hooper
- Post Production - The Mill
- Air Date - 11/11/16
With two OBE-holders on the call sheet – actress Janet McTeer and composer Rachel Portman – M&S’ Christmas With Love must be the most decorated (and most dramatic?) spot of the year.
“Even though Mrs Claus is a heroic figure who flies a helicopter to deliver last minute presents, we didn’t want the film to suddenly turn into an action movie. There had to be a constant and compassionate voice throughout.”
So says Native Music’s Dan Neale, who put Academy Award winning composer Portman forward because of her proven ability to score a narrative.
With Love was recorded at Abbey Road with the Chamber Orchestra Of London under conductor Alistair King and, released though Universal, topped Classical iTunes chart.