Polite Zombie

The Canadian Film Fest's undead resists Canuck mannerisms.

Pardon? We couldn’t quite hear your ferocious zombie growls over the polite apologies and thank you’s, Antoine Zombe. The (fictional) professional actor and actual zombie, who’s shown misunderstood in this spot by JWT for the Canadian Film Festival, decides its time to fight the Canadian urges inside, and make his undead mom proud by being the best spine-chilling corpse in show business. Watch this nearly three-minute short to see how this courteous Canuck climbed his way to the top, and becomes the poster undead-child for Canadian-born films. Considering it’s themed around the brain dead, this sure is a smart spot.


Advertiser: The Canadian Film Festival

JWT Canada:

Brent Choi – Chief Creative & Integration Officer

Ryan Spelliscy – SVP Creative Director

Jim Wortley – Creative Director

Colin Winn – VP Associate Creative Director

Shelby Spigelman – Producer


Director/Cameraman – Jonathan Bensimon

Executive Producer – Marni Luftspring

Executive Producer – Stephanie Walker-Wells

Line Producer – Jason Aita

Executive Producer - Carlo Trulli


Editor – Graham Chisholm


Alter Ego – Tricia Hargoiles/Steve McGregor


Grayson Matthews – Tom Westin/Dave Sorbrara