After many weeks, the US Grammy award-winning director Melina Matsoukas (who has directed for Beyonce and Lady Gaga) was stuck choosing between two final girls – a younger girl (Mami) or an older girl (Taïs) for the role. However, just a few days before filming began in Slovenia, the director went with the older girl for the role.
And just think, when you’re watching the advert this Christmas… it was so nearly a girl from Manchester (and our dancing school!) who was cast in this role!
Congratulations to Taïs on a beautiful advert – it is a heartwarming video that will no doubt inspire many budding young ballerinas!
And many congratulations Mami – we are so proud of you!
You can watch the advert here: The Show Must Go On Amazon 2020 Advert