Humans and Christmas trees switch roles in the most twisted holiday film of the year

Richard E. Grant narrates Anomaly's gore-fest that puts people in the 'shoes' of Tannenbaum

Published On
Dec 13, 2018

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A man experiences what a Christmas tree goes through at this time of year in a seasonal tale from Anomaly London--and it's not pretty.

The agency's holiday film, narrated by Richard E. Grant, is a twisted, dark tale that will appeal to those with a sick sense of humor. It's the story of Peter, a man who finds himself kidnapped by a family of trees, who cut off his feet and place him in a pot in their home (yes, there's lots of blood).

Told through increasingly desperate and nihilistic letters to his wife, he explains how they cover him in tacky decorations and stand around him singing songs as his life slowly ebbs away. Meanwhile we see other humans being dragged bloody through the streets by happy tree families. There are also some hilarious blink-and-you'll-miss-it moments, including a tree version of the John Lewis Christmas ad. It's all so very horrible--but keep watching through to the end, for a twist that will make you laugh even more.

The film was written, directed, animated & produced by Anomaly & Unreasonable Studios. It's the third darkly humorous holiday film by the agency following 2016's "12 Days of Avian Misery" starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and last year's Dear Satan, in which a little girl mistakes the Devil for Santa. 

Credits

Date
Dec 13, 2018
Agency:
Anomaly-London
Narrated by:
Richard E. Grant
Written by:
Craig Ainsley
Written by:
Ben Robinson
Written by:
Mike Whiteside
Directed by:
Ben White
Directed by:
Craig Ainsley
Directed by:
Ben Robinson
Directed by:
Mike Whiteside
Animated by:
Ben White
Animated by:
Joao Pereira
Animated by:
Guillaume Le Roux
Animated by:
Emrah Onal
Animated by:
Chris Hilton
Animated by:
Kirstin Smith
Produced by:
Soraya Phipps
Animation Producer:
Dani Sierra
Illustrated by:
Sharm Murugiah
Illustrated by:
Debut Art
Personal Assistant to Mr Rodger Federer:
Oli Beale
Head of Body Disposal:
Nicky Russell
Typography by:
Kerry Roper
Composition by:
Ashley Bates
Composition:
Adelphoi
Sound Design by:
Mike Bovill
Sound Design:
750mph

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