You better not cry. StudioMoo are telling you why... Santa Claus is coming to town.

It’s not just the elves that have been crazy busy on the run up to Christmas. We were thrilled to be appointed to shoot this year’s Christmas campaign video for NATS.

For those who don’t know, NATS is the lead Air Navigation Service Provider in the UK, providing air traffic control services for more than 6,000 movements a day in the UK airspace and the North Atlantic. They also have the very important job of keeping the skies safe for Santa.

The filming was set across 2 locations; an airport control tower and a shoot house. Filming in the airport control tower was a first and what an experience it was. We were blown away by the spectacular view. The lights from the controls, the runways and the planes were so naturally festive and sparkly, we could see how it was going to blend beautifully with the twinkling lights on a Christmas tree. 

Which leads us perfectly to the beautiful Belmont House in Salisbury. The perfect Christmas shoot house was given a festive makeover by the StudioMoo fairies complete with the biggest tree we’ve ever dressed. With the festive scene well and truly set, Harry, our adorable 7 year old model totally shone. He was such a pro and took direction so well. He was in awe of the NATS app, especially when Santa came onto screen, believing it was real. It was so cute that we had to be extra careful about not revealing the ultimate ‘spoiler’. Disaster and heart break averted, it was a wrap… and onto the voice over and edit.

So here it is... the final cut. It may only be 1 minute long but days & weeks went into the making of it and we’re absolutely thrilled to bits with the finished product. It’s received some amazing feedback on social media, here’s just a flavour:

‘It’s that time of year… And @NATS is doing it perfectly!’
‘What a fantastic advertisement @NATS Job well done guys’

and our personal favourite... ‘John Lewis Christmas advert? Pah! Nice one @NATS

A big thanks to the NATS marketing team, Pete Langdown Photography for the camera work, RLW Videography for the edit and all the many others that helped make it happen. Well deserved minced pies and eggnog for all.