Kringl proves Santa is real

Zulu updates the app to make supporting charities even easier.

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The folks at Zulu Alpha Kilo have already taken the time to spread some cheeky holiday cheer, but they’ve also helped out with something a little more kid-friendly.

First launched in 2013 to support Make-A-Wish Canada, the Kringl app helped keep the dream of Santa Claus alive by taking pre-recorded green screen scenes of him going about his work, which could then be matched to a user’s home (through the magic of AR) to show their children. This year, the app (which has already been downloaded 250,000 times in 150 countries) has not only been updated with increased functionality to make it work with more devices, but more partners have been added. In addition to the option to donate to Make-A-Wish, users in the U.S. can also donate to Toys for Tots, and Balsam Hill, the world’s largest online Christmas tree retailer. They’ve also signed on a group of partners that includes Thinkingbox, QA Consultants and influencer agency Paid to help improve the app’s reach. Check Saint Nick taking a break in our boardroom to check his list below and rest easy in the knowledge that deceiving your children can be easy, fun and can support some worthy causes.

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Credits:

BRANDS: Make-A-Wish Canada, Toys for Tots
AGENCY: Zulu Alpha Kilo
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Zak Mroueh
CD / Art Director: Ari Elkouby
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR: Jeff Vermeersch
DESIGNER: Andrea Romanelli, Jon Armstrong
DESIGN DIRECTOR: Mooren Bofill
WRITER: Jonathan King, Jerry Brens
DEVELOPER: Justo Tellez
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR: Alex Potter, Winnie Hsaio
STRATEGIC PLANNER:Emma Brooks, Zoe Neuman
AGENCY PRODUCER: Ola Stodulska
VIDEO: Jamie Morren
EDITING: zulubot
PRODUCTION HOUSE (DEVELOPMENT): Thinking Box
ANIMATION (TITLE SEQUENCE): Troy Graham
LEAD INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMER: Curtis Mak
INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING: Michael Vay Lee, Kevin Mak, Eric Wong, Kevin Prendergast, Tim Wientich, Justin Desjardins.
INTERACTIVE PRODUCER: Carrie Jeffels, Christine Kim, Katherine Janice Wong, Natasha Lakhani
SOUND: Pirate Toronto
PRODUCTION HOUSE (VIDEO): Notch Video
DIRECTOR: Yotam Dor
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: David Dvir
PRODUCER: Samantha Hall
GRIP: Cameron Noble
COMPOSITOR: Joe Pascal
MAKEUP: Meccage
SANTA: Al Scott

CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Zak Mroueh
CD / Art Director: Ari Elkouby
CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY DIRECTOR: Jeff Vermeersch
DESIGNER: Andrea Romanelli,  Jon Armstrong
DESIGN DIRECTOR: Mooren Bofill
WRITER: Jonathan King, Jerry Brens
DEVELOPER: Justo Tellez
ACCOUNT SUPERVISOR: Alex Potter, Winnie Hsaio
STRATEGIC PLANNER:Emma Brooks, Zoe Neuman
AGENCY PRODUCER: Ola Stodulska
VIDEO: Jamie Morren
EDITING: zulubot
PRODUCTION HOUSE (DEVELOPMENT): Thinking Box
ANIMATION (TITLE SEQUENCE): Troy Graham
LEAD INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMER:  Curtis Mak
INTERACTIVE PROGRAMMING: Michael Vay Lee, Kevin Mak, Eric Wong, Kevin Prendergast, Tim Wientich, Justin Desjardins.
INTERACTIVE PRODUCER: Carrie Jeffels, Christine Kim, Katherine Janice Wong, Natasha Lakhani
SOUND:  Pirate Toronto
PRODUCTION HOUSE (VIDEO): Notch Video
DIRECTOR: Yotam Dor
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: David Dvir
PRODUCER: Samantha Hall 
GRIP: Cameron Noble
COMPOSITOR: Joe Pascal
MAKEUP: Meccage
SANTA: Al Scott