Yellow Pages Fingers Do The Walking

Yellow Pages in New Zealand suggest their clients use their hands to do the walking in this quaint TV ad, “Party”. Black hands, the same size and shape as cane toads in Australia, bring together the furnishings for a back yard party. The man of the house is congratulated by his wife on how well it’s all come together. “It’s been a busy day”, he says as he kicks the last hand towards the hedge.

Yellow Pages Black Hands

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This Yellow Pages ad was developed at Saatchi & Saatchi, Auckland, by executive creative director Mike O’Sullivan, creative group head Rob Beamish, creative group head Hilary Badger, agency producer Jane Mill.

Filming was directed by Mark Molloy via Exit Films, with producer Wilf Sweetland and director of photography Greig Fraser.

Animation was done at Animal Logic by producer Victoria Kendall, production coordinator Kate Stenhouse, shoot supervisors Angus Wilson and Emmanuel Blasset, CG supervisor Feargal Stewart, animation lead Paul Perrot, lighting lead Jeremy Howdin, colourist Eric Whipp, lead compositor Colin Renshaw and compositor Nick Ponzoni.

Music is Bathtime in Clerkenwell by The Real Tuesday Weld, headed by British singer-songwriter Stephen Coates.