BBC One has unveiled its Christmas advert, featuring a story “that illustrates the joy of a shared moment”.
Titled “The Supporting Act”, the 2-minute animated film features a young girl passionate about dancing who practices every single day before the school talent show, where she wants to give a memorable performance. Her father, however, doesn’t seem to share her enthusiasm as he is extremely busy with work and Christmas preparation. His seemingly lack of carelessness makes the kid sad, but this changes at the school event, when he proves he had been watching her all this time and knows her dance moves. He is the one, in fact, helping her to give the performance she had so badly wanted to.
Finally, the father-daughter duo have a moment of “oneness” thanks to this dance, which brings them even closer than before.
The film, created by the BBC’s in-house creative agency and directed by award-winning director Elliot Dear, is soundtracked by a special re-arrangement of Clean Bandit’s “Symphony” (feat. Zara Larsson), done by producer Steve Mac.
The film will run throughout the Christmas period on the channel, between programmes that include Doctor Who, A Big Christmas Thank You With Mary Berry, Call The Midwife, Mel And Sue, The Miniaturist, Little Women, and McMafia.