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Arnold Furnace Beams Heartwarming Holiday Holograms for Jack Daniel's, 2 years, 10 months ago

Finch's Luke Bouchier films distant friends & family sharing a drink in a Sydney bar

Arnold Furnace Beams Heartwarming Holiday Holograms for Jack Daniel's

Jack Daniel’s has been bringing people together over a Christmas whiskey for 148 years and this year the brand wanted to add a contemporary twist to that tradition.

Setting out to give a few handpicked fans an extra special Christmas experience, the brand used cutting edge holographic technology to beam distant friends and family into a Sydney bar to share a chat and a drink (of course).

After a global search in October the whiskey maker found 3 sets of drinkers to reconnect – a sister and brother living in Sydney and Vancouver respectively, parents from Melbourne whose son has been living in Oslo for 12 years and a couple of besties in Broome and Berlin who hadn’t seen each other for 4 years.

Partnering with Sydney’s own Musion who are global leaders in the field of holographic experiences, the event surpassed expectations with tears on both sides of the globe.

Tom Spicer, Arnold Furnace ECD said “Normally tears are something to be avoided on the day of shooting, but in this case it was definitely a good thing. It’s a real privilege to be involved in such a rewarding project. Massive thanks to the Jack Daniel’s team for having such faith in us from the beginning and to Finch for pulling it off with such a deft touch.”

Tim Ryder, Brand Manager, Jack Daniel’s Family of Brands said: “Our entire 2014 Christmas campaign, has enabled us to bring something special to Christmas this year. Whether it be our in-store presence at over 1,500 locations Australia wide, our Christmas website or this amazing video, the opportunity to bring friends and family together is important to us. For Jack Daniel’s, it’s not what’s under the tree, but who’s around it that matters.”


Advertiser: Jack Daniel's

Creative Agency

Account Manager: Belinda Bennett

Creative Agency: Arnold Furnace

Creative: Chloe Banicevic and Helen MacDougall

Executive Creative Director: Tom Spicer

Group Account Director: Ian Hartley

Senior Account Manager: Natalia Kowalczyk

TV Producer: Monique Pardavi / Chris Hulsman

Media Agency

Media Agency: Declan O'Dwyer, UM, Clare Zappia, UM

Production Company

Director: Luke Bouchier

Executive Producer: Michael Hilliard, Rob Galluzzo

Producer: Amy Dymond

Production Company: Finch

Category: Alcoholic drinks , Spirits

Genre: People