Two years after its first end-of-year campaign for the Belgian National Lottery, Blinkink and agency mortierbrigade are back with a new animated film. 

National Lottery – Lucky Holidays from mortierbrigade on Vimeo.




This year’s film features familiar characters from past commercials in a brand-new story. The film opens in a freezing garden on Christmas Eve, where a snowman is standing alone. He dreams of a warm, cosy Christmas. He crosses his fingers and makes a wish and Blinkink make it come true.


Jens Mortier, creative director and partner of mortierbrigade said : “Blinkink and Parabella surpassed our expectations with their magic and animation skills. The Last film was fantastic, but this one is even better. I have nothing but respect for the Blinkink animators who spent 50 days in succession putting together this wonderfully appealing and heart-warming story, frame by frame in stop motion.”


Every visual element was entirely hand-made and the images were filmed in stop motion. It was a mammoth task; but, judging by the fantastic results, one that was definitely worth the effort. 


Mikey and Dan of Parabella said: “We loved returning to the world and characters from our 2015 Belgian Lottery film. It was important for us that we kept the same design and the playful attitude of the tinkering woodland animals, but we also wanted to make the world bigger, introduce some new characters, in the form of the family through the window. Our first glimpse into the world of humans.”


Belgian artist Spencer the Rover created the score for the film. 





Client: Belgium National Lottery

Client contacts: Marc Frederix, Joke Vermoere, Michaël Segers, Kim Haenen, Eva De Fraye


Agency: mortierbrigade

Creative Directors: Jens Mortier, Joost Berends, Philippe De Ceuster

Creatives: Kwint de Meyer, Willem De Wachter, Andy Biddle, Dan Gill


Head of production: Charlotte Coddens

Strategy: Vincent d’Halluin

Producer: Olivia Naudts

PR Manager: Anne-Cécile Collignon

Social: Jonas Van Bael


Design: Wim De Dobbeleer

DTP : Sophie Bayeul


Production Company: BlinkInk

Directors: Parabella

Executive Producer: Bart Yates & Ryan Goodwin-Smith

Producer: Alex Halley

Production Coordinator: Rosanna Morley

Production Manager: Alex Holberton

1st AD: Alex Holberton

Runner: Honey Cairns

Director Of Photography: Max Halstead

AC: Andrew Corrigan

Art Directors: Parabella

Asst. Art Director: Emma-Rose Dade


Model Maker: Kat Simpson

Model Maker: David O’Neill

Model Maker: Rachael Olga Lloyd

Model Maker: Catherine Prowse


Puppet Maker: Adeena Grub

Puppet Maker: Rosie Tonkin


Animator: Andy Biddle

Animator: Dan Gill

Animation Rigger: Robin Jackson

Lead Compositor: Simone Ghilardotti

Compositor: John Malcolm-Moore

Compositor: Luke Simpson


Post-production: 2Frame


Music: Spencer the Rover



Soundstudio: Sonicville



Jon Creamer

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