TransPennine Express "Where Next?" commercial

October 2019

I worked with my regular collaborator, Jimmy Grimes for Brunskill and Grimes LTD, on this wonderful tv commercial for TransPennine Express, full of colourful characters. The commercial was shown on tv, online and through social media. The characters were also used for a major branding campaign for TransPennine Express.

We made the puppets, coordinated the puppeteers and puppetry on set and led on the performance for each shot.

We made 23 different puppets for this commercial and shot it all on a real train carriage. This involved lots of creative solutions to tight spaces and awkward camera angles. 

The results is a really lovely, warm advert. Have a watch

The commercial was produced by Blink Studios and directed by Joseph Mann.