The transformative power of an Hermès scarf can be seen in this sweet holiday spot for the luxury goods brand. A horse emerges from his stable one snowy day and happens upon a sleigh full of Hermès gift boxes. He finds one of the boxes contains a most magical scarf, which gives him the ability to soar. The characters and props from the shoot were used to create an installation during the holidays in the Hermès flagship store on Madison Avenue in New York City.
Director Peter Sluszka
Agency Mazarine Digital
Executive Producer Jan Stebbins
Head of Production Greg Bedard
Producer Zack Kortright/Desiree Stavracos
Animation Producer Joel Kretschman
Editor Anita Chao
Storyboard Artist Bill Moore
Director of Photography Michael Yetter
Gaffer Matt Walker
Best Boy Chris Clarke
Key Grip Rick Morrison
2nd Grip Chad Bat
2nd Grip Chad Battinelli
Fabricator Peter Erickson, Erika Bettencourt, Hilary Barton, Katy Strutz, Samantha Smith, Melissa Chow, Michael Lawrence, Maxwell Sorenson, Jon Hartman
Animators Matt Christensen, Adam Pierce, Matt Somma
Designer Anna Bron, Andres Gutierrez
Lead Compositor Ted Wiggin
Compositor Wonsuk Choi, Xiaoxiao Tang
Agency Mazarine Digital
Creative Director Paul Grube
Account Director Marc Chaudemanche
Account Director Priscilla Balestier
Project Director Charlotte Compagnon
Creative Content Director Grégoire Delziani
Creative Content Manager Johanna Najar
Art Director Victoria Marenzi
Intl Media & Advertising Director Anita Houede
Intl Media & Advertising Coord Flore Bayle
Peter Sluszka, winner of various awards and accolades, may be the most calm and patient director in the business. With strong roots in stop motion, it’s easy to understand why. It also helps that he's gleaned a thing or two from his time working alongside the legendary Michel Gondry.
Peter is a skilled mixed-media director, but above all, he is a clever designer and a fabrication whiz. It's not uncommon to find him fully immersed in a project and getting his hands dirty with set design, fabrication, or even animation.
Having directed original content animation, commercial productions, music videos, television series, and feature films, Peter's portfolio is brimming with live action, CG, and stop-motion feats. He’s manipulated everything from traditional foam latex puppets to meat, origami, snow, yarn and (literally) tons of clay.