Top Spot of the Week: Ivan and Jason Reitman Direct "Simon Says" Holiday Spot For Apple

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Robert Goldrich
Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021

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This Apple holiday spot, “Saving Simon,” introduces us to a girl who’s out to preserve the Xmas spirit year ‘round by keeping what’s left of a snowman intact in the family freezer.

However, when a full year has passed and she brings the snowman back out in the wintry cold, a lad in a bicycle accidentally crashes into him. Undaunted, the girl and her family start to build a new snowman, underscoring the Apple holiday message dedicated to “the ones we’ve waited all year to be with.” It’s a message that resonates all the more in light of the pandemic.

Speaking of family the father-and-son duo of Ivan and Jason Reitman directed “Saving Simon,” marking the first time they have helmed a project together. The Reitmans directed the shot-on-iPhone spot via production house Bob Industries for agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab.

Credits

Client Apple Agency TBWA\Media Arts Lab Production Bob Industries Jason Reitman, Ivan Reitman, directors; James Whitaker, DP. Music Valerie June, “You and I”

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