Smythson has paid homage to its heritage as a global travel brand in Journey to the Wild Side, a delightful new short film starring Phoebe Tonkin and Rhys Ifans.
The film, created by director and screenwriter Sophie Edelstein, celebrates the enchantment of travel as an American tourist visiting London, played by Australian Tonkin (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals), sets out to find Buckingham Palace, which turns out to be rather more challenging than anticipated.
On her adventure, she encounters three very unexpected characters, as well as mystery man Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill, Harry Potter), who introduce her to a wild and wonderful side of the British Capital…
Expect some charming wild animals that provide Tonkin with some exceedingly vague directions, a whimsical “Alice In Wonderland” aesthetic, a few surreal moments, and lots of glimpses of Smythson’s covetable Greenwich luggage and other accessories.
It will make you want to rediscover London and only ever travel with Smythson’s travel accessories.
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