GALLERY 20: Hallmark Praying Mantis

An original spot for the Hallmark Channel featuring Arthur and Ethel, praying mantises who lead ordinary suburban lives. Returning home from work, Arthur discovers that Ethel is in the mood, as the candles and sexy chiffon number reveal. The camera pans discreetly away, only to return to see Ethel enjoying some real 'finger food'. The ad, which aired during the channel's Women's Week, encourages women to indulge. Hilarious with some good comedic details.

Product/client: Hallmark Channel

Agency: Devilfish

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Primrose Hill

London NW3 3RB


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Creative Director: Richard Holman

Agency Producer: Harold Richman

Creative Team: Richard Holman

Production company: Great Guns

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London NW1 9LR


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Director: Daddy

Producer: Francis Castelli

Director of Photography: Candida Richardson

Post-production company: Glassworks

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London W1R 3DE


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Editor: Ben Stephens; The Whitehouse

Flame Artist: Paul Dickson

Sound Design: Michael Wood; Tangent

Visual Effects Supervisor

Asylum (Put Costumes)


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