An Elf's Story


TRICK 3D, along with Big Canoe Entertainment, took on the task of visualizing the essence of the true spirit of Christmas. The team built a 3D virtual world and developed characters who would allow audiences to fully experience the wonders of the North Pole. The creators of The Elf on The Shelf book, CCA&B, entrusted our team to concept, script, board, animate and deliver this memorable story into a high-end, 3D movie to be shared with millions. An Elf's Story, directed by Chad Eikhoff and Produced by Tara Burtchaell, is the perfect example of our passion to take a drafted idea, nourish it and then develop it into reality.


Behind the Scenes


The award winning children's book The Elf on The Shelf   has resulted in an amazing journey for its authors. After receiving tremendous positive feedback from the book's distribution, as well as being listed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Publisher's Weekly   best-sellers list, the mother-daughter team of CCA&B decided to take The Elf on the Shelf   to the next level. The movie, An Elf's Story  is viewed as a project of passion and the development of this movie is sure to represent the totality of that passion.



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TRICK 3D partners with great brands and agencies, turning their commercial spots into 3D reality. We take ideas from concept through to delivery. Here's a few of our favorites...



TRICK 3D is a high-end animation studio specializing in the creation of both commercial and original entertainment. We work with top-tier agencies, brands and networks providing production services including motion design, 3D animation, stereoscopic 3D, photo-real set creation, VFX compositing and interactive environment development. Our creative process includes concepting, script writing, storyboarding, character development, environment creation, publishing and sharing.
Chad Eikhoff / Director ,  Founder

After his debut feature film, Atlanta Magazine & dubbed Eikhoff as one of "Atlanta's cutting edge artists" & he was awarded "Best Atlanta Filmmaker" by The Atlanta Press. & Eikhoff wrote, co-created, produced & directed for the original online cartoon 'Homestar Runne'r. He produced the feature length movie 'The Other Side', described by Variety as "a lean, propulsive paced supernatural thriller". Eikhoff also co-produced 'Dance of the Dead', which sold to Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures and was released by Lionsgate. Eikhoff most recently directed, co-wrote and co-produced An Elf's Story.

Chad Eikhoff


World Building

World Building

Virtual environments and world building is a strength that has grown from our background in photorealistic architectural visualizations.

Character Animation

Character Animation

Character is the one constant in all great storytelling, thus we have a solid focus on character development from the ground up.

Production Process

Production Process

Our nimble workflow allows us to easily adapt to any project's scope, creative aspirations or technical demands.



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