Bits in Between
Funerals, births, divorces, sexism, sexual hang-ups … nothing is taboo in the world of advertising.
The Bits in Between, a show that celebrates the humorous side of television advertising. Producer Nigel Snowden scoured the local and international pool of television ads to find the most amusing commercials on offer for this new series. Many of the advertisements have never been aired in this country before now. The series is the result of months of planning and numerous weekends spent smirking at screeds of funny ads.
Once the best commercials had been selected, they were divided into subgroups of topics and then edited into six half-hour programmes for TV3. New Zealand comedian Jeremy Elwood returns to host the show, introducing each programme, and then popping up throughout the show to link through to the next set of commercials. The links vary from quirky visual gags to longer mini-monologues. In short, The Bits in Between is a series featuring fresh ads, fresh jokes and a fresh new face. Like a good chip dip, it’s addictive.
Promotional TrailerComing soon
Producer/director: Nigel Snowden
Set Designer: Robert Keys
Writers: Paul Hagan, Maryanne Percy
Rigger: Mark Tierney
Make up: Tracey Sharman
Production manager: Megan Douglas, Hilary Storey
Production assistant: Lornelle Henry
DOP: John Ramsey
Sound: Dave Hurley
Presenter: Jeremy Elwood
Stills photographer: Simon Young
Animations: Jeff Sanchez
Funded by: TV3