The story is told from the perspective of a young British soldier who dares to venture from his trench onto No Man's Land to greet his rivals and come together in a football game. He shares a moment of connection and friendship with a young German soldier and, as the truce ends and they return to their trenches, the German soldier is moved to discover that his British friend has hidden the gift of a chocolate bar in his pocket.
The Mill's 2D and Matte Painting team transported the cast back to snowy 1914 Germany by creating a series of matte paintings for the football match setting, before seamlessly comping the live action plates on top, to realistically re-create a chilling mid-winter view of No-Mans land.
Executive producer Gemma Humphries comments, "We were honoured to be part of this special project. The Christmas truce feels especially poignant this year as its also marks 100 years since the start of the First World War. The film was beautifully shot and the casting, as with all of Ringan's films was perfectly on-point. It was our task to enhance the location where the film was shot, with our matte painting department collaborating closely with Ringan to carefully craft the majority of backgrounds for each of the football shots."