The Man Who Was Always Late

Agency Network: 
March 2017

As a signature event celebrating Canada’s 150th anniversary, this year’s National Canadian Film Day 150 will see more than 1,500 screenings in schools, theatres and public squares across the country and in consulates and embassies around the world.

To help promote and drive participation in the festival on April 19, Reel Canada, the non­profit that hosts National Canadian Film Day 150 (NCFD), is launching a Canada-wide campaign developed by Leo Burnett.

The campaign kicks off with two Cinema spots that came together with the help of Canadian film industry icons. ‘The Man Who Was Always Late’ was directed by Atom Egoyan and stars Vinay Virmani.

In addition to cinema, the campaign celebrates that ‘our films come from here’, with screen installations and markers across the country celebrating the places, people and things that inspired Canadian cinema. For example, the burger restaurant where a scene for Room was shot will have tray liners about the film, while Indigo will have bookmarks celebrating books that inspired films.

The campaign launches on March 23rd and runs through April 19th.

Film advertisment created by Leo Burnett, Canada for REEL Canada, within the category: Public Interest, NGO.

Advertising Agency: Leo Burnett, Toronto, Canada
CEO/ COO North America: Judy John
Group Creative Director / Writer: Steve Persico
Group Creative Director / Art Director: Anthony Chelvanathan
Group Account Director: Richard Bernstein
Executive Producer / Senior Vice President Director of Production: Franca Piacente
Assistant Producer: Sabrina De Luca
Production Company: Skin + Bones
Executive Producer: Dan Ford
Director: Atom Egoyan
Director of Photography: Doug Koch
Line Producer: Marie Walsh
Production Manager: Peter Vanstone
Editing Facility: Rooster Post Production
Editor: Michelle Czukar
Assistant Editor: Colin Murdock
Finishing: Fort York VFX
Lead Flame Artist: Andrew Rolfe
Audio House: SNDWRX
Audio Producer: Didier Tovel
Colour: Alter Ego
Colourist: Eric Whipp

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