A Holiday Reunion
Last year saw the busiest Thanksgiving ever—54.3 million Americans traveled to see family and friends.
To celebrate this idea of reconnecting for the holidays, we brought two of the most iconic friends in film history back together—E.T. and Elliott—for Comcast NBCUniversal, Comcast/Xfinity and Sky TV.
In this holiday short-story film, E.T. returns to Earth and joins Elliott’s modern day family on their adventures—sledding, scarfing down cupcakes and discovering all the technology that’s changed since E.T.’s first visit 37 years ago.
Directed by Lance Acord and edited by two-time Oscar winner Kirk Baxter, the film features over 30 Easter eggs in the form of props, wardrobe references and callbacks to iconic moments for E.T. fans to discover each time they watch it. A number of these Easter eggs were custom-created by social influencers who then shared the project with their own fans.
Released: December 2019
How do you tell people how fast XFINITY’s new gig-speed Internet is? You don’t. You have to let them feel it.
So we teamed up with the fastest film franchise, the Fast and the Furious, and surprised two XFINITY customers by putting them inside a reenactment of a chase scene from the latest film, The Fate of the Furious.
The reenacted chase was complete with the same cars from the movie, driven by the same stunt drivers through the same explosive stunts that characters Dom (Vin Diesel) and Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) experienced. Directed by Jeff Tremaine (Jackass and Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa), the reenactment for XFINITY was shot live in one take.
Released: March 2017