Tag Archives: Scott Corbett

Scott Corbett goes back to the basics for Schneiders.

7 May

How far would you go for quality ingredients? That’s the premise behind Scott Corbett’s new spot for Schneiders Country Naturals out of John St. We watch as a woman takes a long walk to the store passing by consecutively older neighbourhood icons like an AMC Gremlin, tight basketball shorts, and bobby soxers. She finally arrives at a turn-of-the century Schneiders butcher store for her simple, old-fashioned ingredients. What favourite vintage icon did you see?


Title: Grocery Run

Agency: John St.


Creative Director Writer: Angus Tucker

Creative Director Art Director: Stephen Jurisic

Writer: Dhaval 

Art Director: David Glen

Agency Producer: Shawna McPeek

Team Leader: Heather Crawley

Account Supervisor: Lindsay McMillan

Account Executive: Amelia MacGregor


Production Company: Holiday Films

Director: Scott Corbett

Executive Producer: Josefina Nadurata

Executive Producer: Derek Sewell

Line Producer: Marilyn Kastelic


DOP: Tico Poulakakis

Editor: Chris Van Dyke

Editorial Company: School Editing

Transfer: Alter Ego

Colourist: Eric Whipp

Music: Grayson Matthews


The name is Corbett, Scott Corbett.

6 May

Holiday Films’ Scott Corbett directs a new campaign for Betfair out of AJF Partnership Melbourne. With James Bond like smoothness we see that with power, you can do what you want, whenever you want, wherever you want. What Corbett wanted most was to craft a slick series of spots starring an eclectic cast of characters, and he did just that. “Fantastic how incredibly trusting both the agency and client were. The agency creatives gave me a lot of room and let me do my thing while still being collaborative”. Power to the punters! Scott was represented through Station Films and Curious Films.

BCAA – Behind the Scenes

11 May

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes at a commercial shoot?

Carson Ting  Art Director at Rethink Canada put together this awesome making of video from our recent BCAA shoot. Two cars and one home were seriously harmed in the making of this video. But don’t worry, BCAA had us covered.

Check out the behind the scenes video here

Thanks Carson, team holiday and  the folks at Rethink for another fantastic filming experience.

See Something Original With RBC and TIFF

9 Sep

The Toronto International Film Festival is now on in Toronto and we at Holiday have been busy producing the RBC’s TIFF Sponsorship campaign via BBDO, Toronto. The comedic three spot “See Something Original” campaign is directed by Scott Corbett and puts a twist onto the preconceptions of traditional film genres and themes.  This ironic tone is due to notable BBDO creatives Chris Joakim and Mike Donaghey who are masters of their craft. This combined with Scott’s natural ability to bring a sense of subtle parody to the screen make for some side splitting spots.

Enjoy, and see you all at the Festival!

Link to campaign

Q&A with Scott Corbett

The spots feature traditional film genres looks, please tell me about how you chose to create these film looks.

I wanted the look of each spot to feel familiar but original at the same time. So we did a little genre tweaking. For “Western”, I had Shane in mind from a storytelling and emotional standpoint, but wanted the look of a Sergio Leone film. For “$50,000,” although the tone was that of an Adam Sandler comedy, the look was 70s Boogie Nights. And for “Mirror,” we went for the darker, grittier look of films like Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original, of course) with a nod to more recent horror films like Scream.

The twists at the end are hilarious. Can you speak a bit about the creative and the endings.

The scripts were well-drawn and wonderfully conceived on the page, but allowed room for the director to bring his/her own thing to them. Which is always ideal. The spots relied heavily on the visual payoffs at the end and had to look convincing. Since each one was original in some way, they were open to interpretation and required a great deal of ingenuity and artistry to execute. Mike and Chris, the creatives, were incredibly collaborative from the start and gave everyone the space to bring these to life in a fresh and inspiring way.

Anything else you think I should know?

It took over a thousand $100 bills to make the moneyman suit. My request that they be real was quickly rejected.