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HomeServe to reveal new festive stop-motion animation from BAFTA award winner

Posted 11 December 2014 9:58 AM by John Greaves

  • A new stop-motion animation from Jessica Ashman will be revealed as part of HomeServe’s Christmas Countdown
  • Christmas Countdown campaign will give people the chance to win a variety of prizes in the run-up to Christmas

HomeServe has teamed up with BAFTA award-winner Jessica Ashman to launch her brand new festive-themed stop-motion animation. 

The exclusive video will be unveiled on Christmas Eve (December 24th) and form part of the HomeServe “Christmas Countdown”, which is offering people the chance to win a variety of free prizes in the run-up to Christmas, as well as a range of useful tips to help them through the cold snap.

The short film can be viewed by collecting the letters found behind each date on the calendar – available by visiting – and using them to crack a conundrum. Those who answer correctly and enter via Facebook Connect will be placed into a grand prize draw – giving them the chance to win a free Tado Smart Thermostat with Heating and Hot Water Control, along with an iPhone 6 – and be able to enjoy the animation.

”HomeServe got in touch about working with them a little while ago and I wanted to create something short and sweet based around the idea of family, which is something that’s important to them, so I came up with the concept based on that” Jessica explained. “I enjoy putting some of my own experiences into my work and stop-motion animation is a nice style for me to use as its family friendly.”

Greg Reed, Chief Marketing Officer at HomeServe, said: “We’re delighted to feature Jessica’s work as part of the HomeServe Christmas Countdown and we hope people will love seeing what Jessica has created.”

“We’re also really pleased to be giving away some great prizes, along with some useful tips for homeowners this winter, in the days leading to Christmas. We certainly hope they brighten up Christmas for the lucky winners!”

The HomeServe Christmas Countdown gets underway on December 13th and runs through until December 24th. Those who check back each day can put themselves in the running to win prizes including a MAKITA 18V Combi Drill, a Bosch Rotak 37 Electric Rotary Lawn Mower and B&Q vouchers.

About HomeServe

HomeServe is a national home assistance company providing plumbing, drainage, electrics and heating maintenance and repair services through its own network of directly employed and sub-contracting specialist engineers. Around two million people in the UK have placed their trust in HomeServe and turn to us when it comes to fixing, maintaining and looking after their home.

About Jessica Ashman

Jessica Ashman is an award-winning animator and director based in London. As a director her clients include the BBC, Channel 4 and numerous independent film productions, both personal and commission-based. Her 2011 short Fixing Luka won a New Talent BAFTA and Scottish BAFTA award.