Aussies Rescue Famous Expats So They Can Eat Lamb on Australia Day

Ad for Meat & Livestock Australia Stars Newsreader Lee Lee Chin and Others

Published On
Jan 12, 2016

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At the start of this delightful and funny Australia Day ad from Meat & Livestock Australia, famous newsreader Lee Lin Chin recalls a freezing winter in Warsaw in 1996 when she couldn't even grill a lamb chop. "That was no way to spend Australia Day," the suitably formidable Chin reflects, and next we see her heading up "Operation Boomerang," a military-style operation to recall all Australian expats so they can enjoy a nice lamb BBQ.

Notable Aussies such as rugby player Stephen Moore and cricketer Mitchell Johnson are among those airlifted from their present locations, which include reclining by the pool in Bali. We also meet a hipster-bearded Aussie in Brooklyn who's become a vegan (much to his rescuers' horror) and someone who may or may not be Crown Princess Mary of Denmark (born Mary Donaldson in Tasmania).

The Monkeys created the ad, which ends with the tagline "You never lamb alone on Australia Day." The director is Lachlan Dickie of Rabbit.

Credits

Date
Jan 12, 2016
Brand:
Barnardo's
Client:
Barnardo's
Agency:
The Monkeys
Group Marketing Manager:
Andrew Howie
Brand Manager:
Matthew Dwyer
Executive Creative Director/Production:
Scott Nowell
Senior Art Director:
Paul Sharp
Senior Copywriter:
Mike Burdick
Head of Production:
Thea Carone
Managing Director:
Matt Michael
Planning Director:
Michael Hogg
Content Director:
Katie Wong-Hee
Content Manager:
Siena Shuttler
Production Company:
Rabbit
Director:
Lachlan Dickie
Executive Producer:
Lucas Jenner
Executive Producer:
Alex Hay
Producer:
Lucas Jenner
Director, Photography:
Germain McMicking
Production Designer:
Jackson Dickie
Offline:
Dan Lee @ The Butchery
Post Production:
White Chocolate
Visual Effects Supervisor:
David Mosqueda
Colorist:
Scott Maclean
Designer/Compositor:
Michael Blanche
Sound Director:
Song Zu
Sound Designer:
Simon Kane
Producer:
Jess Bonney
Music:
Damian de Boos-Smith
Music:
Sound Planet Australia

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